"It's me, Hi, I'm the Problem, It's me."
Anti-hero, a song from Taylor Swift’s new album, Midnights, reached number one on the Apple Music charts today. One specific line from the song is viral on TikTok and reels: “It’s me, hi, I’m the problem, it’s me.” Millions of people are posting relatable content and admitting they are in fact, the problem. God speaks in humorous ways sometimes, and through this line, He reminded me of the verse, “Hypocrite! First, take out the log in your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.” Although we are in the world, not of the world, we are human. We are broken. We are imperfect. Sometimes, we must admit we are the problem in situations.
One day, during my sophomore year of high school, I hopped into my car, ready to leave. I was rushing to my next event, and as I backed up, I did not glance behind me. That is until I heard the shatter of glass and the impact of a vehicle. A minivan was backing up before I started. The back tire on my Jeep shattered the minivan's back window. However, it appeared as if we started backing up at the same time. Soon, we were pointing fingers, the police were in the high school parking lot, and the principal was checking surveillance cameras. Only to find out the collision was my fault.
This, along with many other instances, taught me the power of humility. If I would have stopped and considered my fault, I would have been less embarrassed. In different situations, if I would have loved instead of judged, I would have represented Christ better. If you have been hurt by a church or a Christain, I am so sorry. Jesus came for the tax collectors, the prostitutes, and the criminal on the cross, and loved His enemies. He took the position of a humble slave to glorify His father. On his last day on Earth, he could have done anything- and He chose to wash feet. He loved and served the lowest of the low instead of judging them, although He was perfect. If a Christian has hurt you through their judgment, it was not of Christ.
Mark 2:17 states, “When Jesus heard this, he told them, “Healthy people don’t need a doctor —- sick people do. I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.” So, next time you hear this viral line, I hope you will be reminded to be humble, meek, and loving and pray:
I pray for forgiveness anytime I hurt others. I repent when I am the problem in situations. I pray you will soften others’ hearts and help them heal from any way I have hurt them. Please help me see the log in my own eye. I pray you will give me patience and humility. Lord, I am sinful and imperfect. I know I am a sinner and I need you. Thank you for calling me so you can work through my weakness.
In Jesus’ Name,