Population Me {It’s Not About Me}

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In my role as a pastor’s wife, I am expected to always be an example, always be a help, always put others first.

There are some many a lot of times that I just don’t want to. I’m busy. I homeschool my girls, I work part-time, I have better things to do.


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{Wait… did she just say what I think she said???}

Yup. I said it.

There are times I just don’t want to be a blessing to others.

And the kicker?

I expect to have my turn at being blessed.

In my own little world it hardly ever rains
I’ve never gone hungry, always felt safe
I got some money in my pocket, shoes on my feet
In my own little world
Population me

Do you do that? Do you forget there are other people outside your own “world”?

I do. In fact, I forget more often than I remember.

I get caught up in the day-in and day-out of my relatively easy life and forget there are others.

Others who struggle.

Others who hurt.

Others who are hungry for something more.

I try to stay awake during Sunday morning church
I throw a twenty in the plate, but I never give ’til it hurts
I turn off the news when I don’t like what I see
Yeah, it’s easy to do when it’s
Population: me

It’s so easy to get caught up in the routine, just going through the motions. But while we are just running on the same track, people pass us by, and we don’t even notice.

We don’t want to hurt. We don’t want to feel other people’s pain.

We have our own problems, right?

What if there’s a bigger picture?
What if I’m missing out?
What if there’s a greater purpose
I could be living right now?
Outside my own little world…

It’s scary to pray for God to break our hearts. It’s, well… painful. And who likes pain? Not me. I prefer Easy Street.

But that’s not the way it is supposed to be.

Father, break my heart for what breaks Yours
Give me open hands and open doors
Put Your light in my eyes and let me see
That my own little world is not about me.

Let this be my prayer. And prepare me for what is to come.

My Own Little World, by Matthew West on YouTube.

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