Understand Me!

I want to please everyone. I often feel the need to explain myself, my desires, my motives, and I won't stop until I've articulated them clearly and ad nauseum. It's like I'm shouting at everyone, "Please Understand Me! It's all about me!"

Something tells me I'm not the only one. We will be heard above the noise! Our opinion counts! We'll die trying! "Please Understand Me!"

I came across a prayer that's changed my perspective. 

From the love of my own comfort

From the fear of having nothing

From a life of worldly passions

Deliver me O God

From the need to be understood

From the need to be accepted

From the fear of being lonely

Deliver me O God

Deliver me O God


This prayer is an excerpt from a song called "I Shall Not Want" by Audrey Assad. Take a listen.