For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. Romans 12:3 NRSV

Thought

Gradually your place as a vital member of society and a contributor to humanity comes into view as you use your talents and interests to give to others. As you serve others, your gifts and graces reflect your faith. When you use your personal expertise to bless others, you go beyond yourself in grief.

Prayer

God, thank you for my individuality. May my judgment be thoughtful as I assess my place in the world and the gifts that I may offer in service to you. Amen.

Assurance

I will not think too highly of myself, nor will I think too little of myself.

Originally published in Beyond the Broken Heart - Daily Devotions for Your Grief Journey,
Abingdon Press 2012