Surrendering the Need to be Best

16 thoughts on “Surrendering the Need to be Best”

    1. Dear Kathy, I knew as I wrote this Holy Spirit was working in me and in others. I can only imagine God is pleased with you for being open to His truth. Thank you, Jesus, for giving us hard truth and abundant grace. Praise His name!

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  1. Amen. He is at work in me also, taking His convictions deeper into my heart, asking if I am willing to be made more like Him? It’s not an easy answer when I look at what it means to “count the cost.” Thank you dear Julie for confirming His words this week. Love & Blessings to you!

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  2. Great one, Julie. Such convicting truth in the word, yet it slices through so gently if we choose to be fertile soil. Did you know that a dibble is a sharp stick that pierces the soil so that it can receive a seed? May we receive every dibble, so we can receive every seed. That fact jumped into my spirit when I read your title.
    Thanks Julie Dibble.
    Love and blessings,
    Patti

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    1. Love how you said that Patti “yet it slices gently if we choose to be fertile soil”. Thank you for reminding me about a dibble. More to write on there! Love and blessings to you my sister, Julie

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    1. Richard, thank you for your thoughts By all means we all experience ups and downs. You will find some of my writing is a call to action. Getting real about our sin and struggles therein makes the devil run away.

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  3. Powerful truth here! I just listened to a sermon which covered this same Bible passage with Cain and Abel. He also pointed out how God reached out to Cain and invited him to offer his best. Wow. May we have eyes to see the many ways God is blessing us and reaching out to help us offer Him our best. Not comparing, but truly giving to the LORD from our heart. He looks upon the heart. That’s what we have to remember. Bless you, Julie! Awesome message!

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    1. Thank you for this encouraging confirmation that I obeyed as I wrote this, Melissa. He truly gives us a way out of sin and invites us always to Himself. May He bless the work of your hands and flow words through your fingertips today dear sister.

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  4. We learn comparison at a young age. It’s interesting to note that it also occurred right away as we begin to read the story of God, especially the story of Cain and Abel. I am guilty of this in my own life and as I have gotten older, it is more prevalent because of the abundance of social media outlets. Thank you for your thoughts and wisdom.

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