Helllllo- The King is in the house……why are we competing when we are on the same team?
How many of us live our lives day in/day out trying to beat someone. IN our jobs, families, finances, in even in church?
At church is what really bothers me because I want to remind everyone of something: MOST OF US ARE ON THE SAME TEAM- with a few exceptions (those stuck in the spirit of religion). Those with the spirit of religion are always working against God’s movement and advancement and keep people stuck.
But what about those of us get caught up in our own insecurities an start to compare our lives with those around us? Well, I have a quick clue for all you: There are no 2 people that Christ made alike and so I won’t be trying to be you today. I can’t wear your armor Saul. Meaning: I use your gifts, I can’t do what you do, I don’t and WON’T ever look like you do, because God didn’t intend for me to. SO we all might as well just learn the spirit of gratitude and knock off all the attitude. Really- whats the purpose in comparisons when the person standing in your shoes is the most wonderful person on the plant in Christ’s eyes?
I have had competition with family members (OMG- they wear me out sometimes) because of the way/places God uses my vessel. I’m been blessed to work in show business/Film/Costuming Design, Radio, Modeling (hated it- I like to eat too much), and now writing, teaching, preaching with deep inner healing.
I’ve been blessed to travel all over the world (well, not all over, but to quite a few places) and I love that! But do you know what I celebrate more? Christ and the way that He made me! There is no one like me or YOU on the planet.
I remember looking out over a ball field in 5th grade telling myself “you know, I’m different- I don’t know why I’m different but you know what I think I like it!”
And I do- I’ve always celebrated and appreciated the differences in others. The only thing I maybe have gotten caught up in was wishing that my body were like that of smaller women. My body frame is large boned and so I’ve had to learn to accept that I will never be a “buck-0- five” no matter how hard I try.
Are you here today? Always looking/comparing your life to others? Well, truth is they are probably wishing they had your life but in reality couldnt handle the cross that God gave you to bear. Each one of us carry different sized crosses. And God has given us what we need to bear those loads. I can’t carry your cross nor you mine. So here lets pray:
Lord, sometimes I think if I were this way or that way my life might be different or better. But truth is if the truth REALLY be known I’d probably trip and hit my head on the curb if I had to carry a cross that big. The one you’ve given me is quite sufficient thank you! Its made just for my body frame, its painted with all this tye dye colors, a little bling bling sprinkled here and there (because I want the SON to glisten off my cross) when I encounter others. I can only imagine what my mansion will look like once I get to heaven! (A little liberache theme maybe with a hint of a tree house/hobbit thinge….
Thank you for the life you’ve given me Lord and please forgive me for not loving it more!
Love you guys!