When you choose to live on the “How am I doing?” spectrum you live somewhere between the Trophy Woman and the Invisible Woman. But you are still living out of a lie. The whole spectrum is a lie, from one end to the other.
So it doesn’t matter at what point you fall, it’s still a point on spectrum based on a lie.
God has a better way. It’s called freedom. It’s not that you are not aware of yourself. But you are aware of the Truth about you. Position rather than condition. There is a way to live and move with Jesus so that you are more concerned and focused on His opinion than anyone else’s.
And do you know what His opinion of you is?
I didn’t think so.
That is why we are always on the hunt. We don’t know, or believe, what the God of the universe has to say about us. We don’t know who we are, because we don’t know whose we are.
There is a childhood story about an ugly duckling. The plight of this duckling is that it did not look like the other ducks and so she was shamed and discarded and abused by the other ducklings in her flock. She tried very hard to be like the other ducks. But alas, she suffered terrible heartache because she was so ugly, or unlike, the others.
I think God would have us look more closely at the story as we look at His love. The problem of the story is not that the duckling was ugly.
The problem is that the duckling wasn’t a duckling at all.
It was something altogether MORE. So are you.
The duckling failed to know, or believe the truth, because her only point of reference was the other ducks. She kept trying live up to their definitions. But she simply could not cut it as a duck.
There was a cure.
When the duckling saw what she really was, the truth of her definition, she no longer tried to be a duck. She could care less about the ducks. The glorious swan got a glimpse of what she really was, and what she was really becoming.
To be born in a duck’s nest, in a farmyard, is of no consequence to a bird, if it is hatched from a swan’s egg.
We don’t need to worry about being “ugly” ducklings. We are not ducklings at all.
Christ in you the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27)
It doesn’t say the hope of being like everyone else. It doesn’t even say being puffed up about your glory. It declares, proclaims, announces:
The Lord started telling me I wasn’t a duck. And over time I believed Him.
What is God telling you? Are you tired of trying to be a duck yet?
Excerpt taken from Unhindered, Chapter 42
Let’s Get Real Here:
What is God telling you? Are you tired of trying to be a duck yet? What are the implications of being a swan? What would it take for you to believe God’s truth about you?