How ungrateful can I be
Always thinking about myself and things around me
Oh How selfish I can be
How can I say I am sad or unhappy, when
I am alive, I am healthy
So why should I be upset?
Why is this a ‘bad day’?
After all, there is still oxygen in the air and the world still revolves right?
But my day was bad because I missed my train….
What gives me the right or the audacity to complain
After all, my heart still beats doesn’t it.
There are people who have no home, no food, deteriorating health
And because I had a ‘bad day’ I use the Lords name in vain… smh
Human beings are malnutritioned and starved due to the lack of food
Yet me being full find reason to starve myself.
Those who are being persecuted for serving the Lord rejoice in his presence,
But me, a free bird; find it difficult to rejoice because I’m too busy being free.
What a self centered, ungrateful and ‘always searching for a reason to find fault in our lives’ kind of people.
When I think of people in a worse situation than I am praising the Lord
I feel ashamed because with my able bodied, live and healthy self I don’t glorify HIM enough.
He has made me without fault or error
Yet those less fortunate than me are more grateful than I
My heart bleeds with guilt
My chest pangs with shame
To realise How selfish I am
Selfish I have been, self-centered, self-consumed, self obsessed
What an ungrateful self I have been.
I can only pray that the Lord forgives me
For I am human
But that He also opens my eyes to see how fortunate I am
Especially to forgive me for all my Self-ish-ness
I also pray that I realise the value of my own life through his love towards us
For him to strengthen us, so that we proclaim His name above every obstacle that comes along.
I will not be drawn down by the strife and troubles of the world
For I have no need to worry or trouble
I will put myself in the Lords hands
And pray for others before myself
My worrying will not add a cubit to His measure
So I am safe in His hands.
Let me say this prayer:
Lord Forgive me and humble me
When I exalt myself before my brothers and sister, soften my heart
So that I put others before myself.
Free me from vanity, release me from myself.
Open my eyes to see beyond what I look at in the mirror
So that I can see more of the me you made me to be.