I cannot learn anything until I unlearn
what I have already learned.
I cannot be real and genuine until I have been
I cannot do anything until I've stopped everything.
I cannot be wholly in Christ until I am totally
out of religion and its ways.
I cannot wash another's feet while standing
on my own two feet.
I cannot walk in another's shoes unless I first take
off my own shoes.
cannot offer anyone a helping hand if my hands
are already full.
I cannot speak words of Life to another until I have
experienced being brought out of death into Life.
I cannot see through another's eyes while
looking at myself.
I cannot hear through another's ears while listening
to the throb of my own heartbeat.
I cannot share another's heart if I am consumed
with the passion and pain in my own heart.
I cannot truly love another if I am still in love
I cannot give anything of
worth to anyone until I have nothing of
myself to give.
I cannot experience real Life until I am dead and
I cannot know Freedom until I am content to be
I cannot know Rest until I can completely give up on
myself and my plans.
I cannot live in the Light if I cannot bear
the exposure of being seen.
I cannot know Truth unless I stop deceiving myself
I cannot walk in the Way until I quit studying
I cannot know Hope until I'm convinced of how
hopeless I am.
I cannot enjoy Peace without going through
I cannot experience amazing Grace if I secretly
believe I deserve it.
I cannot receive Mercy until I stop trying to save
I cannot completely trust Another until I no longer
I cannot really pray until it is not me
that is praying.
I cannot truly cry until it is not me that is
I cannot really sing until it is not me that is
I cannot truly laugh until it is not me that is
I cannot truly live until it is not ME that
For me to live is Christ and to die
I can do all things through Christ Who empowers
and strengthens me.
Phil 1:21; 4:13.