This Is Me

John 3:30

We have all said it, and we have all heard someone say it. “This is me.” This statement is usually said in defense of an action or attitude that causes someone to be offended. In other words, “You must accept me for who I am and realize that this just what I do, say, think, etc…” I do not think this is the right attitude that a Christian should have. John says it this way, “He must increase, but I must decrease.” I know I have been guilty of this in the past, and I also know the Holy Spirit has convicted me of it. God intends for the world to see Jesus, not us. We must get out of the way and let Him shine through.

Impatient, frustrated
I never want to wait for it
I have to make things happen right away
Seeking to be gratified
Yet never quite satisfied
Everything had better go my way
I desire to be used
But seem to stay confused
Because I always try to take the lead
Emotions left shattered
Relationships in tatters
And all that I can say is “this is me”

This is me
And I am what they see
So I need You
To be the One in view
For who I am
Cannot help any man
But who You are
Is greater by far
Than anything I can conceive
That’s always left with an empty “this is me”

“He must increase
But I must decrease”
Is what John the Baptist clearly said
My flesh has such an appetite
I am no match for it’s might
Lord, deliver me from this realm of death
People all around me
Pain and sorrow surround me
And You have the solution that they need
But I’ll never reach them
If all they hear me preaching
Is excuses that end with “this is me”

This is me
And I am what they see
So I need You
To be the One in view
For who I am
Cannot help any man
But who You are
Is greater by far
Than anything I can conceive
That’s always left with an empty “this is me”

Lord, I don’t want to be
Defined by “this is me”
I want to be a vessel You can use
Please do a work in my heart
I’m ready for You to start
I want the world to know THIS IS YOU

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