Recently- we have been pondering about the great number of labels the world/culture (even within the church) loves to use. There seems to be a disheartening trend toward classifying everything and everyone. Social media makes it easy and seemingly necessary these days…but is it?
In Africa, titles are especially revered. “Apostle Yadda” “Bishop Blahblah” We constantly battle this need to define and elevate oneself. It is nothing new. The disciples frequently squabbled over who was the greatest. Jesus exposed this heart weakness and flipped their thinking upside down by pointing to a little child and the lowest servant.
Jesus refused to be defined. He was King. And He was a servant. He was Rabbi (teacher). And He was devoted student of His Father. He was 100% God. He was 100% man. He was not either/or. He was both and more! He knew His identity. He had no need to prove himself to anyone. He knew man’s pursuit to classify him was futile.
Friends, we also need to refuse the labels. Even the good ones can be cleverly disguised traps of the enemy. Everyday we are learning to sit before Jesus and embrace His identity for us (letting go of everything else). And everyday we live for an audience of One. His love alone satisfies. In Him, we are free from all boxes/labels. We are His. And that is more than enough.
Jesus longs for you dear one. Wholeheartly seek Him and He will be found…and so will YOU! Let Jesus reveal the treasure you are to Him. He dreamed of you in the beginning. Take your place beloved of God. This world needs the Jesus in you. Right where you are and wherever you go:) We love and bless you….
We…do not cease to pray for you, and ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may have a walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, being fruitful in every work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened in all might according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light! Col. 1:9-12