Essay about My Worst Enemy Is Me

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There is an old familiar song that often pops up in my mind as I go about my daily activities. It does not matter what is going on in my life or what mood I am in, it always seems to have a special meaning to suit the occasion. It encourages me; it comforts me; and on this occasion, it inspired me to share a message with others. The song is, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus”, written by Joseph M. Scriven. The first verse of the song reads thusly:

What a friend we have in Jesus, All our sins and griefs to bear
And what a privilege to carry, Everything to God in prayer.
Oh, what peace we often forfeit, Oh, what needless pain we bear
All because we do not carry, Everything to God in prayer.

The first four lines of the song tells us that we have a friend whose name is Jesus. This friend is able and willing to relieve us of the problems that life sends our way. All we have to do is take our sins and grief to Him in prayer. . But the next four lines tell us that in spite of the fact that we know we have this friend who is willing to bear our sins and grief for us, we do not carry everything to Him in prayer. We refuse to exercise the privilege we have as Christians, and we continue to do things our way — while forfeiting our peace and experiencing needless pain.

The problem described in this song is not unique to a small group of people, but rather, it describes a common problem that exists among all human beings. We can know what to do…

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