“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” ~ John 8:32
Let’s just get to the truth of us. We are different. The truth about me is that my life is different than yours. I didn’t always think that way, nor did I allow myself to. There was one person who came to me early and said “it couldn’t be done.” I said, “What?” I only stated I wanted to lead people to the heart of God through word and deed. She said, “Everyone wants to do that.” Oh yeah? “Why not me too?”, I asked silently.
For years, that took a turn for the worse in my mind. I found myself thinking that if everyone is doing that, it meant it I couldn’t do it. If writers where already doing that there was no room to try. Was she frustrated with that goal in her life and was she tired of trying to prove it to the writing world? If so, then I why should I even consider doing the same?
I believe that God puts things inside of us to make a difference in our worlds. I write mostly because it’s my way of expression of what has happened in my life, the lessons I have learned along the way, and the path that I follow as I draw near to God’s heart.
I don’t know how you think about significance in the world. There a part of us that always wants to call attention to ourselves, to say “look at me, look at what I have done, look at what my life means, look over here, look at who I am!” Thus the birth of Instagram. We look here or there, we look everywhere for our place to make a difference and to be a difference maker. Have you ever considered your significance was set long ago? Did you know that you too are significant FROM the middle of God’s heart?
Maybe you have let go of a dream that seems unattainable. There are ideas in your mind that seem huge and grandeur. You just need some attention and you are looking everywhere to make your little niche in the world, hoping secretly someone, anyone, will notice you. I don’t know about you but I know what all those feelings feel like. There were years that I mourned the loss of my dreams, in fact, the desire to blog at all died a little. Guess what? My numbers tanked.
So what’s the point of this little letter to you? When it comes to dreams, goals, and the desires of your heart, there is only one Person that knows you better than you know yourself. Goodness, I am so thankful that I didn’t listen to one person’s opinion.
I am so glad that I didn’t have the math seed planted inside of me also. This idea seems a bit trite doesn’t it? From where I sit, there are so many people proving themselves by the numbers. From what I see, THAT is a highly competitive field where there is no place for a newbie like me. Science, math, and the proving of all things theory related enters the realm of discovery that is bursting at the seams. Honestly I’ll let Sheldon handle those issues. (Big Bang Theory)
The truth about us is that God has placed seeds of Himself inside of us that are unique to just us. Life travels across our lives and gives out big doses of discouragement and failure everywhere. I have found out that it’s about your perspective about those failures that take a toll on your life. My writing mentor, a published author of now four titles, says struggling with these desires to do what you think you are to do in this life is normal.
We don’t talk about that though. What if you knew the truth about us deep thinkers who can’t comprehend math problems? Does that make us less significant? Where are the most popular, the most important, the highest read blogs, the biggest elephants, the giants? Where are the creative thinkers in this world that flunked High School English?
There is a place in this world for warriors of the Word. I’ve always wanted to prove that I was normal. For years, I’ve lived an extreme lifestyle by living in obesity. Living in extremes on the outside of my life is really an indicator of what is churning on the inside. Yes, I’ve lived my share of rejection, cancer, medical crisis after medical crisis, oppression, slavery, intimidation, etc. Many outside hindrances that have stabbed my desires to behave or react one way or another.
The truth about me that when I wanted to find who I was in this world, and step into my destiny, the biggest hindrance was me and what I believed about me. I had forgotten who God was in my desires and delights. Could that be true about you?
We have nothing to prove in this world except how to love to others.
It’s all about God. The truth about us is that we want the world to know more about us, than about God. That’s why we live those happy-joy-joy-lives in the virtual world on Facebook and Pinterest. That’s why when we dress for the day, we put on our contentment masks and act all happy significant and confident. We want people to look at what WE are doing over what God is doing in us. It’s is a dog-eat-dog world out there in three exact words, I would guess even Sheldon knows that.
“I have to prove myself to the world, because that is the only way I will gain importance and significance.” ~ lair, lair pants on fire! some old wise proverbial thinker. When we are clamoring to say, “Look at what I have done!” aren’t we are calling attention to ourselves, and not expressing God’s true heart for the world?. Does God keep a list or a tally of the numbers, the gains, the faults, the flaws, and the failures?
When we are seeking the heart of God, His approval and significance is all we need. Perhaps that person was right when she said, “Everyone wants to do that.” Yeah, in fact, I believe there are more wanting to express themselves over the Perfect Love in this world. There are certainly many preachers, teachers, and wannabes. But when you are proving your significance about yourself, honestly I don’t want any part in that role.
The world is already full of empty hearts showing off. The world is full of those spouting opinions for their right to be right or heard. There are already plenty of voices that demand attention in ways that are gaining the world’s significance. That place isn’t my place. If I can’t write it from a heart of love FOR my Father, then there is no reason to be in a place that is just calling attention to me. Freedom calls us to speak the truth about us, in view of God’s mercy. So if I am feeling the right to be heard, or the right to express myself according to my way of thinking then, I need to go back to my quiet place and remember where my significant place comes from in this world.
This place isn’t my significance. That was finished in three simple words, “It is finished!” That’s my place in His heart. To make God‘s name known, not my own. So, I’ll be here writing from my place in this big ‘ole word world, with my only number one agenda, that God is truth. He is always right, and He is at work in me to perfect me along every path in life. And the truth is it was proven long ago. My role here prove His love and significance to the world.