Saturday, July 14, 2007

"I want to be like him"

As I have posted earlier my oldest son is in Starkville, Ms for Soccer camp. My middle son was excited that he would be gone because it means he can go in Chandler's room and wear his stuff and sleep in his bed. Basically he has outwardly transformed himself into Chandler. Of course the clothes are a little big seeing as there are 9 years difference between the two but that does not matter to Carson he is just in heaven pretending that he is his older brother. As I ponder on the events of the last two days watching Carson I realize that really I am no different than he is. If I am really honest I would have to admit that there are people that sometimes I want to be. A skinny attractive person, a spiritually more mature person, a better mom, a better wife, a better friend, a better housekeeper, a better dresser. There are so many qualities that I wish I had that when I see someone that has just one of these qualities I am fooled quickly by the enemy into thinking that she must have all of the qualities that I desire. She must have it "all together". While I might be able to outwardly display some of the appearances and qualities of this "all together" woman I will never be her. Just as Carson is pretending to be Chandler he will always be Carson, uniquely made by the Father. These past few days have been a gentle reminder that I too am uniquely created by the God of the universe how dare I compare myself to anyone else. Do I think God makes mistakes? Absolutely not!!! He knew me before I was born and formed me in my mother's womb as He did all of us. I pray that I will ponder only on the truths of the bible and God's word and not the lies of the enemy.


Anonymous said...

WoW! Thanks fo sharing this.
Question... What is the recipe for this high cal coffee slush???

Rhoda said...

Linda, thanks so much for stopping by to see me AND for leaving a comment. I just love it when people post & let me know they are out there reading. Makes my day! You sound like a great lady who is raising 3 fine boys (cute boys too!). Please come back & visit me often.

Southern Hospitality

justabeachkat said...

Great post!


Anonymous said...

I have always known that GOD often speaks to me through my children. I get my toes stepped on almost everytime I read your blog and the shoe is Gods word. I know you bless many by placing yourself under the microscope. I am humbled when I see how bold you are in your commitment to Christ our Lord and Savior.

Anonymous said...

hi instead of rreading my mail i always check on this i really enjoy it David mom

Southern Heart said...

Linda, what a great post, with wonderful insights! I think that we can all relate to this one in some way or another.

Thank you so much for your visit and comment today...and I'm so glad that you enjoyed the photos. You and I must be neighbors! It is so nice to "meet" you...I look forward to visiting again soon!



DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

What a great post about how God speaks to us. I enjoyed being reminded of this through your post. You just never know how what you say or write will affect or inspire another person.

It sounds like you are a wonderful mother to 3 great boys.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you visit often.