It’s About Him Not Me
Written by Rise & Shine on May 4, 2021
I’ve not created one life in my 49 years here on Earth. So I must not be God. I’ve not saved one soul in 14 years of ministry. So I’m obviously not the Christ. And I haven’t convicted one sinner over the wrongness of their lecherous behavior, ever. (Not even me.) So I suppose that I’ve hit the trifecta… I’m not the Holy Spirit. That means that my job description is pretty much focused on one task… share what the King has given to the heralds to proclaim. God writes, I repeat. God reveals, I repeat. God invites, I repeat. God corrects, I repeat. God says “repent”, I repeat. God says “good”, I repeat. God says “bad”, I repeat. God says “forgive”, I repeat. And I really have no problem with that.
I’m not so caught up in my need to be right or popular that I fear being disowned. Mainly because I am not called to be either right or popular. I’m redeemed and then directed to be faithful, kind, merciful, gracious, loving and just… which are much harder things to be with consistent integrity. Especially in the face of opposition. Not having to be right or popular doesn’t give me license to treat anyone as less than the humans God created and loves though. So I’ll continue to love, lift, reach out to, and serve anyone and everyone that I can, whether or not they believe as I do. And whether or not they reject me.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for [c]instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3: 16-17
At the end of it all, it’s not an issue of my intellectual prowess or yours. It is a question of whether or not God’s revelation is infallible… INCAPABLE of failure. And thanks be to God, that takes a lot of pressure off of us.