Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sticking out like a sore thumb or shining like the northern star

Just because I go days with out posting doesn't mean I'm not thinking or praying about one.  I can't just put one up for the sake of saying I did.  I have started a couple but Daddy said no.  Until this morning.  During the stillness of the day, before everyone was up & stirring, He spoke.  Loudly.  This was taken from "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young, " Do not be afraid to be different from other people.  The path I have called you to travel is exquisitely right for you.  The more closely you follow My leading, the more fully I can develop your gifts.  To follow Me wholeheartedly, you must relinquish your desire to please other people.  However, your closeness to Me will bless others by enabling you to shine brightly in this dark world."

I have to admit I have never really had a problem with being different from other people.  It is just a trait that is in me.  So when I read that line I was ok with it.  But, the more I read, the more my heart strings were pulled.  Our Father doenst' want us to be different for the sake of attention.  He wants us to stand out in the crowd for Him.  He wants our light shining so brightly for Him that there's no mistaking who we belong to.  He has called me exquisitely and specifically for the road He has me on.  Sometimes it isn't an easy road.  But I know He has my back.  I know it is the road He is leading me on.  Yes, there have been times when I have said I really don't want to go today.  But others when I was so blessed and thankful that He took me screaming and crying and pitching the biggest fit ever.  Why do we do that?  Why do we fight with what He wants for us?  As I told the ladies in Sunday School Sunday, He is our Father.  Why would He harm us?  Do we really want to harm our own children?  NO.  Our Father is no different.  He loves us with an everlasting love.  So why not just let Him lead?  Why not just surrender to His will?  Why not just be a big girl or boy about it and say ok you know what?  You are right.  Let's go.  We will never really know if we can trust Him if we never give Him a chance.  I love what T. D. Jakes said about Psalm 1:3  "Whatever he does prospers." How will you ever prosper if you never go?  So what if we stick out like a sore thumb.  So what if what we do doesn't please everyone.  Who are you trying to please anyway?  This world or your Father.  In the end the world ain't got nothing for you anyway.  But oh my what my Daddy has in store for us!  So get out there and let your light shine.  Stick out like a great ol big sore thumb but do it because Daddy is leading the way and gettin all the praise for it. Not you!  Let this world know who you belong to.  Albert Pujols don't have a problem letting folks know  why should we?

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