Tuesday, October 12, 2010

How Do You Like Me Now?

Toby Keith’s song “How Do You Like Me Now?” comes to mind.

I love Keith’s sense of humor. Not taking himself too seriously. Laughing at emotions felt as a teenager. The rejection we’ve all experienced at some point in life. Who hasn’t wanted to ask a former crush or bully or even friend “how do you like me now?”

I wonder. If people who knew me “then” could see me now, how would they like me now?

Oh, I’m not rich. I’m not famous. I’m not tall. I don’t have great hair. I’m just me.

So, asking someone how they like me now doesn’t mean physical or financial or status.

The only thing that really makes me special is my relationship with Jesus Christ. He gets all credit for the changes in me. He’s turned me around. He’s made me into the person I am now.

Looking back, you probably wouldn’t have liked the person I was. I didn’t.

But, the past is the past. Now, I’m His.

It’s because of Him that I am who I am today.

How do you like me now? I hope you like me. That’s only human, I suppose.

But, I hope you like the Savior I try to follow even more. He’s the One you need to like.

How do you like HIM now?


  1. First thought was is this only 100 words?

    Second thought was AMEN! "It's because of Him [Jesus Christ] that I am who I am today."

    Celebrating with you!

    And yes, I like you too! :)

  2. Dusty...not 100 words today...From time to time, I'm going to move away from the 100 word limit I've imposed on myself...today was one of those times...

    Was wondering if anyone would notice the overage! :)


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