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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: OWE




I am a people pleaser.

I’m not proud of it, but it’s true. I don’t like to disappoint, to let anyone down, to not meet expectations.

And I’ve realized that sometimes I try to overcompensate for my perceived weaknesses by using lots of words to explain myself, my thinking, my reasoning for choosing a particular path. Too many words, usually.

My husband often points out that I use a lot of words and don’t even answer his questions.

I was about to say I’m working on this, but I suppose the truth is that my efforts ebb and flow.

But more importantly, I’ve recently realized that I really don’t owe anybody anything, except God. Sure, I could say that I owe people respect and kindness, etc. Those are good things and of course I will continue to strive to do so.

But really, at the core, the only One to whom I owe anything is the One who made me — the One to whom I owe all my gratitude, all the praise, honor, and glory due His name.

The One to whom I owe my whole life.

He alone is worthy.






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