This is a guest post by Jonathan Pearson, a young man that I respect. Every time I read his posts at {Un}Common, I find encouragement and challenge.ย  Get to know him.


We all have that one thing…

That one thing we wish we could change.
That one thing we wish we didn’t have.
That one thing we wish we didn’t do.
That one characteristic we wish we didn’t display.
That one hangup that we wish we could overcome.

We all have that one thing.

Regardless of how much we try to get rid of,
or modify,
our one thing seems to always be around.

Some people claim not to have one thing because of their pride,
Some people claim to have hundreds of things because of the same reason.

No matter what you’re “thing” is,
You are loved.
You are valued.

Jesus loves you.

12 thoughts on “”

  1. I think that’s an important realization, you can admit to your “hundreds of things” and be full of pride. We can flaunt our openness and authenticity while never receiving (or intending to receive) the love of Christ that changes us inside and out. I don’t want to just be real, I want to be changed. Good stuff, Jonathan. Thank you.

  2. “Some people claim to have hundreds of things because of the same reason.”

    Whoa, right on man. This can come across as false humility, which is really just pride. Either that or just not having a right understanding of who God says you are. At the end of the day, you are loved. That’s the most important “thing”.

    Love this, Jonathan.

  3. This reminds me of the times I told the Lord I want to be nice to my colleagues this day and coming home finding out that I wasn’t nice as I wanted to be and reach out to the verse where Paul says he does the thing he doesn’t want to do and doesn’t do the thing he needs to do.I’m so happy God is God and not human so He could say I don’t love you anymore get out of my sight!. I’m glad He is love. Thanks for the reminder.

    Have a great weekend knowing you are loved and valued, both Herb and Jonathan. Bye bye.

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