I keep forgetting

that Jesus is in charge of my life, so I don’t have to be, so I don’t need to feel ALONE, feel pressure, feel behind.  Truth is, I’m NEVER behind, always right on His schedule.  But.  Not on the schedule of my human-wisdom.  So while my human-wisdom doesn’t believe it, my circumstances are PERFECT for me, for now, could not possibly be improved upon, could not be any-more perfect.  But you can’t convince my human-wisdom of this. 

Because I keep forgetting, I need a ho lotta fresh conviction of my UNBELIEF in Jesus and His sovereign reign over every detail of my life, so I can do a ho lotta CONFESSing.  CONFESSing is the only thing that brings me relief, sanity, freedom, the other-worldly peace that is vastly superior to the peace experienced by human-wisdom-reliants who don’t REALLY believe in His sovereign reign, which leaves us feeling ALONE and in CHARGE of our lives.  Reading the Bible is great, but only if the Spirit is USING the Bible, to convict me of the sin/idolatry to which I’ve recently been blind.

— Dave McCarty, GospelFriendships, being enabled by Jesus at times, to baby step in a way-better direction

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  1. Aaron Plunkett
    Aaron Plunkett says:

    Thanks for this, Dave. Not sure if you remembered me – we emailed back-and-forth a few times about three years ago – but wanted to share with you how wonderful all your posts have been to me. God has brought me through some incredibly painful times, and is slowly re-building and restoring my life, and your thoughts breathe fresh air into my soul. It’s all Father’s doing – thanks for allowing yourself to be used by Him! Blessings.

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    • WeakDave
      WeakDave says:

      So good to hear from you, Jim, or that’s how I called you back when. Yes, I’ve had you on my prayer list all this time, so It’s really encouraging to me that you are now in rebuilding phase, and doing well. I just searched my emails from 2017 and found all our correspondence, and they refreshed my memory of all the hell you went through. I don’t see Jesus putting one of His kids through such unusual suffering, for no reason: always for our good, and His glory. Thanks so much for replying, letting me know how you’re doing. Continuing to pray. 🙂

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      • Aaron Plunkett
        Aaron Plunkett says:

        Thanks for the response, Dave! Yeah, I’ve always gone by my middle name (Aaron), but for the last few years used my first name – I think I was trying to be someone other than who Jesus made me to be. It’s been a painful, messy, beautiful journey, and there’s still more ahead, and I wouldn’t change anything. Just wanted to say “thanks!”

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        • WeakDave
          WeakDave says:

          I did the same thing, Jim. I was always David in my family, but in junior high I started using “Dave”. Looking back, I think I wasn’t happy with myself, felt like a loser, and a new first name was kind of like shutting the door to my past. I feel the same way about my own painful, messy, miserable journey: I now see the beauty of it, and wouldn’t change a thing. And there’s still more ahead for ME too, Jim. 🙂

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