Good Morning My Loves,
Yesterday we looked at “personal wholeness,” and how it makes you a powerful person in life and relationships. One of the purposes of marriage, and God-ordained covenant relationships, is “connection” for the purpose of helping to carry and support the purpose of Jesus Christ in each other’s life.
To make it plain and simple, “to serve one another in love.” Period.
This requires that we don’t think “less” of ourselves, nor “MORE” of ourselves than we ought.
A powerful-whole person doesn’t go around “bragging” and telling everyone how AWESOME, AMAZING, AND WONDERFUL THEY ARE. THEY DON’T HAVE THE PRIDEFUL INSECURITY COMPLEX THAT SAYS, “I’M THE BEST AT EVERYTHING IN THE WHOLE WORLD. IF YOU DO IT, I DO IT BETTER, HAVE DONE IT BETTER, AND WILL DO IT BETTER THAN YOU EVER WILL!" They don’t walk around with their "I AM THE GREAT I AM” SHIRT ON, READING TO ANYONE THAT WILL LISTEN, THEIR RESUME OF ALL THE THINGS THEY’VE OUTDONE EVERYONE ON THE PLANET IN!” (Excuse me while I stick my finger down my throat and vomit…UGGHHH, YUCKK! LOL)
Hey c’mon now, don’t judge me, you know you’ve met him/her! There’s healing and wholeness for that found in Jesus Christ, and until they grow in their identity in Christ, don’t marry them. Don’t get into a ministry partnership with them! Back up. Slow down. Take some time! LOL
Powerful-whole people don’t compare and compete with their spouse, or others. They don’t have to brag about their greatness, because greatness is “self announcing.” They also don’t act like a victim, or a lowly voiceless worm.
Here’s how Greatness announces itself:
-When in true confidence, it isn’t threatened by the greatness of others, and can serve and celebrate them.
-When it speaks up for the injustice done to others, and unselfishly shows compassion by helping to bring relief.
-When it doesn’t settle for average or mediocrity.
-By being an “extra-mile” person that gives more than expected and not quitting when the going gets tough.
-When it stays true to it’s covenant vows long after the warm fuzzy feelings are gone, and finishes what it starts.
-By being willing to take a back seat when it has a seat reserved on the front row, and someone else needs a seat.
-When it says, “I will not be treated like a doormat, punching bag, trash can for verbal abuse, or a victim of your infidelity. I know I’m loved and accepted by Jesus, and I’m not so desperate for your acceptance that I’ll allow you to treat me worse than Jesus does.”
-When it doesn’t engage in self-deprecating talk. Greatness is both self-confident, and humble. Humility is not walking around with an “I’m just a lowly, voiceless worm complex.” It’s agreeing with God about who he says you are, and then using that powerful truth to love yourself and others!
Paul said it like this:
Romans 12:3-5 (AMP)
3 For by the grace [of God] given to me I say to everyone of you not to think more highly of himself [and of his importance and ability] than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has apportioned to each a degree of faith [and a purpose designed for service]. 4 For just as in one [physical] body we have many parts, and these parts do not all have the same function or special use, 5 so we, who are many, are [nevertheless just] one body in Christ, and individually [we are] parts one of another [mutually dependent on each other].
9 Love is to be sincere and active [the real thing—without guile and hypocrisy]. Hate what is evil [detest all ungodliness, do not tolerate wickedness]; hold on tightly to what is good. 10 Be devoted to one another with [authentic] brotherly affection [as members of one family], give preference to one another in honor;
If we’ll commit ourselves to walking out these verses above, others will "see and talk" of our greatness. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be great, God put that inside of us. He is glorified when through love, honor, and serving we SHINE FOR HIM. However, Wisdom says, “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; A stranger, and not your own lips.”
I love you all! PV