Which is what I had to tell the bride this afternoon, painstakingly admitting to chronic daftness and pleading for the mercy of the court.  For the second time in sixteen hours I had nobly offered my unsolicited opinion about someone she was talking about.  You must know my opinion was a monolithic leap toward unrealistic conclusions.  It was overly harsh.  Judgmental.  Mean-spirited.  Carnal. 

Something the “old man” would say, not me!

Sandy just looked at me like ‘where did that come from?’ and I commenced to pull a “Maybell”.  Of course, Maybell is our seven-year old ‘chihuahua/corgi/something-else’ dog and whenever she does a no-no sets to wagging her tail like a windshield wiper, hoping you’ll overlook it because of her charming personality and big brown eyes.  When you don’t, that tail begins to decelerate and come to a complete standstill, then tuck and fall in a single parentheses between her hind legs. 

That’s what I did, in a manner of speaking.

“Just ignore me.  That was uncalled for.  I repent.”

Why is it that so much yuck seems to surface when your desire to let Christ live through you is the strongest?  Have you noticed that?  Does the ugly side of you seem to materialize more frequently the closer you get to Christ? 

I know my Lord is after something in me: the perfection of His Son.  And (thank God) He cannot and will not ignore what frustrates that. 

Amen and oh me…

Post Author: Pasturescott

12 Replies to ““Just Ignore Me””

  1. Man, and I thought you were perfect!

    BTW, yesterday was beyond glorious. It seemed to me the LORD’s presence was manifested at the exact moment that Bill uttered the words over his daughter as he was baptizing her. (I would quote, but I can’t remember the exact words – but something about the “washing away of the corruption of man”).
    And the LORD stayed and blessed your words as they fell on open hearts. I sensed a huge change in the atmosphere yesterday and hope that means that attitudes are changing and hearts (including mine) are being plowed up and prepared for that Seed of empowerment for His Kingdom.

    Thank you for your obedience to your King.

    Hope you don’t mind the off-the-subject commentary! 🙂

    Love ya!

  2. Perhaps I shouldn’t find comfort in knowing I’m not the only one who blows it …

    I wonder if we really mess up more often when we’re especially focused on becoming more Christ-like, or if we just feel it more keenly.

  3. Hi! I’m a teenage girl from Malaysia.
    Here I just want to ask for your permission whether I can use your posts from http://pasturescott.blogspot.com and http://pasturescott.wordpress.com in my blog.
    Its just a personal blog and also a blog for me to learn more about Jesus.
    I find your posts are full of guidance and they help me in understanding more of the Bible.
    By the way, I’m sorry because I had already posted 6 of your March and April 2006 posts.
    I feel its best for me to ask for your permission.
    Hope you will allow me to!


  4. Yeethong,

    I am honored, delighted and humbled you would desire to include some of my thoughts in your blog. Freely I received, freely I give (Matthew 10:8)! I will keep up with you (not to read my stuff, 😯 ) but to see how you are moving along on your journey with Christ Jesus. There are myriads of youth out there in all corners of our globe who are pursuing the Life, so be encouraged. May God bless the people of Malaysia, especially His Church.

    Blessings always!

  5. 😆 its the whole idea that we are not ducks or dogs with big sunglasses…and that Jesus is not religion its relationship-that gets you loved everytime!

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