Her text floored me. She stated, “Kelly, I want to go with you to one particular of your speaking events. And, there, I want to wash your feet.”
Ummm . . . what?
Does this girl even know who I am? Does she even know how I battle pride? How I attempt to be much less at these events, not extra? Has she even deemed how this act could make me really feel? My heart is, continually, to be much less about “Kelly’s overall performance or opportunities”.
It undoubtedly IS NOT about becoming exalted extra. Nor is it about seeing her gorgeous face down on the ground washing my feet.
“No way” wanted to be my response to her.
I do not deserve it.
I am the final particular person whose feet she ought to be washing.
I am flawed.
I mess up.
I hurt people today.
Wash a person else’s feet who deserves it extra than me.
And then, the Holy Spirit nudges my insides, “Kelly, you are missing the point. You are missing the heart. . .
Your worth has by no means been about “your” worth.
Your worth is not about you “proving your value”.
Your obtaining your feet washed has practically nothing to do with you.
You can acquire mainly because Christ lives in you. Whereas in the old days, you’d 100% know you have been unworthy and laugh in her face, now you can 100% know you are unworthy alone, but mainly because of Christ and all His worthiness – he tends to make you worthy.
For the reason that He gave it all, you can acquire it all, even when you really feel like the final particular person on this green earth who deserves it.
This is named unconditional. Unmerited. Undeserving. Really like.
It is not about you. It is just not. It is about Jesus. It is about what Jesus might do when she gets low. It is about how he could want to whisper to your heart, ‘You did practically nothing to warrant my like, Kelly, but I gave my life for you anyway.’. It is about you understanding that you by no means have to prove something to God to get His great stuff. It is about like so divine undertaking almost everything for you, even although you are stinkin’ dirty.”
Grrr…I supposed I’ll say yes to her. It is really hard to although. I would a great deal rather be washing her feet. I’d a great deal rather be developing her up. I’d a great deal rather be low.
Occasionally it is simpler to be humble than it is to seem proud. Occasionally it is in the getting our heart is definitely mastering.
Humble yourselves, for that reason, below God’s mighty hand, that he might lift you up in due time. (1 Pet. five:six)
Occasionally getting is humility. And, if I’ve discovered one particular issue, it is this: like uncaptured, cannot be released. Somehow, I feel God, desires to capture me extra with His like.
How could God want you to capture like? To let go of feeling unworthy to practical experience His worthiness?
I am going to say yes to my pal.
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