I cannot learn anything until I unlearn what I have already learned. I cannot be real and genuine until I have been disillusioned. I cannot do anything until I've stopped everything. I cannot be wholly in the Church until I am totally out of religion and its ways. I cannot wash another's feet while standing on my own two feet.I cannot walk in another's shoes unless I first take off my own shoes. I cannot offer anyone a helping hand if my hands are already full.I cannot speak words of Life to another unless Life has first engraved those words on my heart. I cannot see through another's eyes while looking at myself.I cannot hear through another's ears while listening to the throb of my own heartbeat. I cannot share another's heart if I am consumed with the passion and pain in my own heart. I cannot truly love another if I am still in love with myself. I cannot give anything of worth to anyone until I have nothing of myself to give. I cannot experience real Life until I am dead and buried. I cannot know Freedom until I am content to be locked away. I cannot know Rest until I can completely give up on myself and my plans. I cannot live in the Light if I cannot bear the exposure of being seen. I cannot know Truth unless I stop deceiving myself with lies. I cannot walk in the Way until I quit studying the map. I cannot know Hope until I'm convinced of how hopeless I am. I cannot enjoy Peace without going through many storms.I cannot experience amazing Grace if I secretly believe I deserve it. I cannot receive Mercy until I stop trying to save myself. I cannot completely trust Another until I no longer trust myself. I cannot really pray until it is not me that is praying. I cannot truly cry until it is not me that is crying. I cannot really sing until it is not me that is singing. I cannot truly laugh until it is not me that is laughing. I cannot truly live until it is not ME that is living... For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.I can do all things through Christ Who empowers and strengthens me.Phil 1:21; 4:13.~Lynette Woods (Unveiling)
I cannot truly live until it is not ME that is living...
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