Said Too Much?

Did I say more than I should’ve?

No.

Did I say more than I wanted to?

Yes.

You see, last week I posted something on my Twitter that is more

than I ever say about a specific topic… TMJ

and it’s caused me pain for over 15 years.

Lots of people have this. It’s not embarrassing.

It’s just that I don’t talk about it much.

Complaining bothers me.

And I don’t want to be a complainer!

But last week God’s Word kept pointing at something inside of me

it sickened me… and God continued to bring up… pride.

ick

Pride has various forms.

My problem?  Somehow taking pride in not letting people

know that I’m in pain… being tough enough to tough it out.

There’s nothing wrong with “not blabbing” about your situations…

that’s probably wise. But finding satisfaction or a form of

accomplishment in NOT telling it cuz it makes ya feel tough

well, we can see where that got me… confession.

First, repenting of pride & asking  Jesus to forgive me.

Secondly, tweeting about it… and now having to add a little more info

so that my pride is dashed.

If this is completely confusing to you.. that’s OK.

Just know that NO one is tough ALL the TIME!

That everyone needs prayer!

And pride creeps into the strangest areas… so beware…

and be quick to repent & make it right.

There. I’ve said it.

Don’t expect me to complain about it… but it’s no longer a secret, either.

Jesus is totally able to heal me in a second… but He also can use this

weird jaw problem to form my character.

And I’m OK with that, too!

I love JESUS!

7 thoughts on “Said Too Much?

  1. Isn’t it crazy the ways we can hold onto pride? I have so many areas I’m working on & probably several more that I have yet to recognize. Pride is icky.

    Praying for your TMJ. Thanks for being honest with us & being such a great example. Love you! 🙂

  2. Just so you know, I have TMJ too. I feel your pain. Thanks for sharing and you know I will be praying.

    Good reminder on pride… my pride is what keeps me from letting go and letting others help me… and then I get all stressed out. You’d think I learn by now…

  3. You know what’s crazy, on Friday with all that ‘stuff’ with my dad, I almost didn’t send out prayer requests… why? didn’t want to be needy… oh boy… I needed prayer, my dad needed prayer, no point in going it alone… and that was a pride thing for me… This was just one more example that God continues to work in us, making us fall more in love with Him.

    LOVED this post. Iron sharpens iron sister! God speaks through you so much to me!

  4. Totally feel ya on this, it’s a battle to find the line between complaining and being transparent and pride is always looking for a place to squeeze in. Looking forward to teading your wisdom, heard so much greatness about you from Rach and Felix!

  5. Sending big hugs your way!! I can appreciate your honesty, and hope you feel better soon. TMJ can be quite painful. I have a very slight case of it, and even that is enough to cause serious pain sometimes. I’m so sorry to hear you’re having to deal with this. ((hugs))

  6. Thanks for being so real, Netta. I often reconsider my words after they come out – wondering if I said too much, too little, or nothing of importance at all. And that’s horribly selfish. If I’m truly chasing Jesus, his words will be spilling out so I won’t have to worry. That’s definitely challenging for me.

  7. Thanks for being transparent! Pride is so tricky, because it can take on so many diferrant forms. I can even start to do a thing OUT OF HUMILITY and find that mind motives have changed over time. OUCH!!! Changing, again, and again… 🙂

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