After reading the following quote, I wrote several paragraphs. I ultimately deleted them because I felt that this should stand alone.
"We can only see the
thing we look at, and while we are looking at ourselves, we simply
cannot behold God. It is not that He hides Himself; He is always there
in full view of all who look unto Him; but if we are looking in another
direction, we cannot expect to see Him. If we want to see God, our
interior questioning must be, not about ourselves, but about Him."
-Hannah Whitall Smith
Such a great reminder.