Do you ever feel #overlooked by God? Or like He loves another more than you?
I have many times before. It’s a sign that we don’t yet understand His love for us in its entirety.
Today on my way to Church I was overcome with joy and praise. I listened to “This love” by @house_fires and this was placed on my heart:
a class or group of individual people, of the same nature or character, or classified together because they have traits in common.
We may all be different in the body of Christ, but we all belong to each other.
Feeling left out even among Christians, feeling threatened by your sister’s light shining out, wanting to be the only one God exalts, and competing with your sister to be better than her, are all things that don’t belong within the body of Christ.
Our gifts and uniqueness is to build up one another and not to fight and war against each other.
Being one of a kind is not being the only one, it’s being one of many.
But wanting to be the only one, the best one, is exactly what separates the body of Christ.
We need to get from a “one and only” mindset to a “one of a kind” mindset.
As women we often fight for identity and love; especially, while we are trying to find our place in Christ and His church.
But love and identity is not found in competing with others until you can feel more important than them.
True love and identity is seeing your sister succeed and not feel threatened or wanting to one up her, and loving her even if her light shines next to yours.
When we get to that point we have found our identity and we are confident in God’s love and plan for us and others;
we’ll belong to each other, building each other up; we’ll be one of a kind as a supporter of the body of Christ and not a contender. And most importantly we won’t feel overlooked or unimportant, just because God is exalting another.
“Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body. We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.”
If you get a chance please listen to the song and be assured that His love is for you!!!!!