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Trapped by the Ignoble

In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some are ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do good work. 2 Timothy 2:20-21

I think I've been trapped by the ignoble. The Apostle Paul said, "'Everything is permissible for me' - but not everything is beneficial."

Lately, I feel like I've been far too focused on the permissible rather than the beneficial. Life has been completely overwhelming. My wife even told me I seem to be on auto-pilot.

So how do I cleanse myself of "the latter"? How do I become a noble vessel when it seems I have been overtaken by ignoble tasks?

Lord, there are far too many things on my plate. Every day is overwhelmed with the trivial - with new tasks that are passed my way - with the busyness of success. It seems the better I do, the more I am given. Now I can't do anything! Give me a bigger plate. Make me a noble vessel. Cleanse me from the ignoble things in life.

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