“And the winner is…” The phrase that indirectly led to some unhealthy competitive behaviors in humanity. Sadly until now I also believed that to be “top” of my game I had to measure up to what the world defines as being a great human.
Ephesians 4:7 confirmed what I had felt for a long time. I have never been great at conforming. Those closest to me know that I am far from “typical Christian African female”. Satan tried to use that to his advantage by planting seeds which I sadly nurtured. You see, Lucy 😈 is incapable of creation so he latches onto what God created and perverts it.
An example, God gifted me with courage, compassion, intelligence and vitality. Those are my gifts “given according to the measure of Christ’s gift”. Satan knows this so he perverts the courage into doing daring wild things, the compassion into being foolish, the intelligence into pride and the vitality into workaholic tendencies. This is NOT what God had in mind when He gave me those gifts.
Remember, His gifts are irrevocable so I had to go back to Him to show me what I’m supposed to do with these gifts. He has been doing that daily❤ Its hard work because I have to unlearn everything Lucy 😈 taught me.
You can’t compare your gifts to someone. They are as unique as your fingerprints. For those of you trying to be on top of your game, may I suggest you go to the One who created the game (your life), created the player (You), and created the rules and tools (your gifts and how to use them).
Remember you were created for His glory, anything outside of that is just Lucy 😈 using your gifts for his kingdom. Trust me, I know 🙂
May you forever be a fruitful member of the Body of Christ as He guides you on maximizing the gifts He gave to you🌸
Be and stay blessed always!