Who do you think you are anyway?
You’re just a random girl with a common dream.
You know you’ll be misunderstood.
Like a relentless housefly on a hot summer day, he’s the pesky accuser, forever seeking to edge his way between our head and our heart.
He holds court, as if the “Truth, whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth” would entertain his arguments. Satan–father of lies, counselor of confusion.
Oh for a pest-deterring screen door on the foyer of our minds. Amen?
Oh, but Jesus.
The sandal-wearing, dusty-footed flesh of God steps right through the pages of Matthew, looks us square in the spirit, and draws us into the scene.
With one simple directive, Jesus hollers, “Order in the court”, authoritatively dismantling Satan’s case.
As the trusted few who were privy to the breath of his voice gather near, He instructs: “What I whisper in your ear, shout from the housetops for all to hear.”(10:27,NLT)
Sitting cross-legged, shade trees stretched green above, He warmly huddles the disciples around His weary flesh. Leaning in, he urges them to glean by the armloads these private treasures He’s imparted.
Then—deep brown eyes of the Messiah meeting wide eyes of His beloved, He smiles: “Here’s the best part! Guys in the back, listen up! Take these truths, elevate them—build my kingdom!”
Still huddling us close, He speaks into our lives in personal ways—advancing His Word from the gables of our times.
And doesn’t Satan just love it when we question our ability to discern the Divine Whisper?
If he can get us to believe the paralyzing, “You have nothing to offer” lie, he renders a jury of onlookers deaf to our testimonies, removing our witness from the stands, leaving weakness and inadequacy to falsely testify in our stead.
Oh, but, take heart! The pesky accuser’s been overruled by one confounding, yet crucial, fact—our presumed lack is the very thing that enables us, for God’s power is made perfect in our weakness.
Whatever He’s uniquely whispered into your spirit—don’t be afraid to stand in that calling. Boldly speak His heart from the risers of your life.
Your qualification isn’t found in worldly measures, but solely in the One who took you aside, graced your cheek with the warmth of His breath, and invited you into the adventure with Him.
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