By Andrea Merrell
Search me, O God,
and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you,
and lead me along the path of everlasting life.
Psalm 139:23-24 NLT
I have a couple of friends who examine my every flaw. As soon as they see me, they give me the dreaded once-over. That’s when I know they're critiquing my hair, make-up, choice of clothes, and the pimple on my chin.
It’s like being under a magnifying glass. Is it uncomfortable? Yes. Frustrating? Absolutely. But I love these people, so I’ve learned to deal with it—even though I want to tell them to give me a break and stop scrutinizing me.
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