Hey Christians, This is For You

September 13, 2016

This is for you.

These words are for you.

Don't feel discouraged. Don't feel like you lack value, because this a season of waiting for you. Do not feel like you are being set aside or picked last on God's team.

I have played the comparison game before. I envied the joy of one person or how God was working through another. I envied the missionaries on the field and the people who were preparing for their mission. I wanted God to just use me. I wanted to be selfish. I have realized my intentions were immoral. They were not selfless like I had wanted them to be. I tried to make a bargain with God, but you can't really bargain with the All-Knowing. 

As humans, we calculate our value by the success in our name, the knowledge gained through education, or the raw talent from God Himself. Those are all amazing. Great. Our value does not add up to how the world sees value.

Our name is defined by His name. We are sons and daughters of God. We are worthy because of His praise. We are chosen, because we are loved. We are crowned with grace, because we are His children.

In our brokenness, He is healing.

Understand this, please understand this, God has a perfect plan.

Thy will be done.

He has a plan for your wait. He has a plan for your brokenness. He has a plan for your gifts. He has a plan for you -- His cherished child.

I use to think that to gain more love by God, I had to be some extraordinary person. I looked at others and saw how blessed they were. I wanted to be blessed. I wanted my brokenness to be healed. I had thought that God gave you things, because of success in the world.  I was blinded by the world's standards that I couldn't even see that that was not by God's standards.

Worthy, worthy are we as children. Not by our actions but by our character.

Isaiah 55:8-9

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts."

His standards are different from the worlds. While the man compares your success to your character, God loves us the same because of our hearts. His ways are greater.

God is going to use you. As Christians, our place in this world is to be His hands and feet -- be the salt and the light of the world. I think it is so cool that God gave us that task. He has allowed us to grow a relationship with Him, so we can help grow other's relationships. 

Your waiting -- it is for a purpose. It is so that God can grow you. I did not understand that. My patience was weary, and I wanted to be selfish with God. He is an all-loving God and gave me so much grace. He has given us grace upon grace.

Grow your fruit. Be fruitful and bring in light instead of  the world's darkness.

Oh, God has placed us right here, right now for a very important reason. His plan is unfolding daily. Equip yourself with the Word. Don't fall for the World's lies that we are all just here to live. We aren't just here to live on this earth. We are here to flourish it -- grow it. There is a perpetual beauty in God's truth. Stop scrambling and start digging -- deep into the Word, deep into prayer.

Mark 7:7 // "This people honors Me with their lips, but their heart if far from Me. And in vain they worship Me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men."

There is no certain behavior that will draw us closer to God. We do not get brownie points for going extra hard with out outward behaviors. He is not concerned about those. He is purely and lovingly concerned about our hearts. That's why He commands us to guard them. He wants to use our hearts.

When we don't understand God's answer, trust Him. When we are blinded by the harsh realities, let God guide you through the dark. When your selfishness burdens your heart, humble yourselves and lift it up to God.

God is not rejecting you. He is simply protecting you. He sees us as His children. He is our Father. He has a view that we don't possess. While we magnify what is happening presently, He is capable of zooming out and seeing what did and will happen.

Trust in the fact that His thoughts are way better than our own.

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