i have a sty in my eye

I’m a bit frustrated w this eye sty thing.  My facebook friends have given me lots of prayer & ideas to get rid of the silly thing & i’m really grateful.  i also think its kind of humorous when i consider that last week, i did a message on taking the speck out of someone else’s eye, based on what Jesus said in Matt 7:1-5 relating to having a beam in our own eye. 

So here’s the relevance:  we all see problems in other people’s lives – hypocrisy, insecurity, obsessive behaviors, addictions, insincerity, . . . . its very easy to “see” the faults of others & we can be really quick to try & point out the problems of others.  But before we begin taking out the speck out of someone else’s eye, let’s ask ourselves 3 questions:

  1. Is the speck in the person’s eye more accurately a reflection of the beam in your own eye?
  2. Is the speck in the person’s eye a “deflection” (distraction) from the beam in your eye?
  3. What is your motive in trying to get the speck out of the other person’s eye?

Having a sty in my eye has made me very sensitive & aware of my eye  & i think perhaps God is working w me to clear up some personal issues & to clean up some motives in my attempts to help others.  See any areas where God wants to grow you??