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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Calm (emotionally) (09/13/07)

TITLE: DOES IT REALLY MATTER WHO I AM?
By Henrietta W. Romman
09/16/07


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DOES IT REALLY MATTER WHO I AM?

Yes it does matter who I am. It does matter what I do and how I go about doing it. It matters what I say or what I think, even deep, deep within my heart especially about myself.

It is engraved in my innermost being, straight from the awesome Creator that, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” So I take this as my early morning eye-opener and absolute support and guide for each whole day. I see it as a great mercy from Him that He keeps no account of our silent hopes, our prospects, our daydreams and wishful thinking in our life. What also count are my actions through my estimate of my own self.

The key matter to appreciate myself is to accept all situations calmly and with grace. My age and circumstances have no bearing on the way I think if my self-image is built on one of God’s natural gifts for me: a healthy and sane mind! I add to this, the costly and hard lessons learned all along.

The mind is the seat of consciousness, thought, volition and feeling. From my mind arises the way of thinking and sensibility. So, only I can control the focus of my own reason. As the years go by, I become more aware of the importance of safeguarding my emotional trends. I am totally responsible for generating God-given sense, discernment and insight to continue to be as God meant: “fearfully and wonderfully made.” I find none other more truthful to convey this than Edward Dyer’s sincere poem, ‘My Mind To Me A Kingdom Is’

He said:
My mind to me a kingdom is
Such present joys therein I find,
That it excels all other bliss
That earth affords or grows by kind.
Though much I want which most would have,
Yet still my mind forbids to crave.

I add to this: To God be the Glory for His calm Presence with me, each day…AMEN


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Janice Cartwright09/22/07
What you said is true and well-said indeed. On the other hand we must balance our self actualization with God's purpose for us. Not that we are good in and of ourselves, rather just the opposite, for in His sight we are worth the costliest treasure He possessed, His only Son.
Beth LaBuff 09/24/07
You quoted a favorite verse from Psalm 139. I really liked your thought about it being engraved on your innermost being. I also liked what you wrote about accepting situations with calmness and grace. That is easier said than done...as we all know. You have some good thoughts here.