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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Let them Be Them and You Be You!

So I learned something today that has brought me strange freedom!  My mom took a spiritual gifts test today, and found that one of the things that comes natural to her is exercising faith.  For years my mom has said things like have faith God will take care of it.  To which I would roll my eyes and huff and puff always at a loss as to how  faith always seems to be her response.  I on the other hand, have a tendency toward mercy.  While she is more a suck it up kinda gal.  Most of the things we fight about come down to the different ways in which God has designed us.  Don't get me wrong as Christians we are all called to walk by faith and not by sight, but for some faith is like breathing, and for those like me, choosing faith is constantly at war with doubt and mistrust.  Instead of embracing the gift God has entrusted her with, I have often mocked it, and been at times envious of it.  Likewise I think my strong tendency toward mercy leaves her wondering, did this child really come out of me? I also become angry with myself for not being more like her. The truth is the church today has much the same issue, we want others to look, act, and behave like us, but the ironic thing is we were never created to be carbon copies of one another.  The truth is I love my mom and she loves me.  She is not me, and I am not her.  We are two different people created by the same Holy God!  So while we are similar, we are not the exact same, nor were we meant to be.    So see how this hits you.  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace." Eph. 4:2-3.Find it Here  That I am learning can only happen when we submit to God, and ask him to do the impossible in and through us.  So I guess the prayer is Lord help me bear with others, and Lord enable others to bear with me.  God knew this would be hard concept for us finite humans, but He addresses it clearly.  I have a feeling this may be a post, that I myself will revisit often.   What do you think?  I mean I guess I knew this in my head, but never really got it, you know?
Reaching for the Higher,


Molly said...

What an awesome reminder. I think the hubby and I deal with this same thing! Not exactly of course... but some of the differences we have (which really strengthen us as a UNIT) are the things that often frustrate us most about one another.

If I was a better bible scholar I could pull this quote... but isn't there a passage about each member of the church "body" being distinct? Like, we aren't all eyes or ears or hands... we each have a different purpose. And those purposes fit together and work together. Do you know what I'm talking about? That's what your post reminded me of.

Beth.. One Blessed Nana said...

I love your heart TJ - and it thrilled my soul to see you say that were more of a mercy girl! I love that!

God will certainly bless you for your merciful attitude like our Lord.

Dee said...

This is a very good post T.J. with a lot of wisdom. It shows me that you listen to the Lord and that you are in the midst of spiritual growth. The Lord is using you to bless me and others with your writing and insight. :)

Michelle said...

The Lord spoke to me today about that very thing. I love your wisdom!

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