Galatians 2:20 [NLT] My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
I’ve known you for as long as I can remember. I’ve been close to a lot of people, but you and I have quite an attachment.
For the longest time I considered you and I so close until I learned that there’s “a friend who sticks closer than a brother,”
More times than I can count, I’ve put you ahead of anything and everything else. Looking back, it’s fair to say I’ve treated you pretty well.
Growing up, I noticed the little things you liked, and I went after them. You always loved attention, so I did everything in my power to see that you got it.
You liked the spotlight, so I maneuvered ways to keep you in the limelight.
When you have struggled or had a difficult time, I’ve done my best to keep that our little secret.
God knows I’ve tried to make you happy.
Sure, it was a little easier to keep you happy when you were a cute little tyke.
A simple temper tantrum got the job done. Then, as we grew older, I had to be a little more discreet.
You wanted to keep winning and getting your way—all the while looking humble and unassuming.
That gets tricky! Not to mention tiring.
You always insisted that if I’d just keep you happy, then I’d be happy—as simple as that.
But you know what? It’s not as simple as that. It never has been.
Me, I’ve let you be in control and sit in the driver’s seat, but it’s clear you can’t be trusted.
You keep insisting you know the way we should go, but it always seems to be a dead end.
I’ve looked into some other options, and I have decided to begin a journey down a different path.
It’s narrow and difficult. Not so many choose it, but it leads to real and abundant life.
There is no easy way to say this, but I can’t take this path if I bring you along.
I’m counting all a loss for the sake of the path I’m taking
I love you, Me. But I can’t keep living for you.
For it is no longer I that liveth
Christ lives in me
And so, this is the end of me.
I will lean not on my own understanding
Instead, I will acknowledge the Lord in all my ways
Me, this is the end of you.