How was your weekend? I hope you had a productive one? Mine was a little bit relaxing, felt like it was really needed. Well, to those who have been reading my blog posts, I’m grateful for the encouragement. I had to move to a new site so I can own my domain.
This year, God has been pushing me to do things that I had lined up…. this is the year to start sowing. He made me move here so I can do what I’ve always wanted to do- Get people to the knowledge of Christ, one person at a time. Also, God has been making me discover more about who I am as a woman in the scripture such that I had to share it with a couple of other ladies around me. The next few posts will be about my lessons from the book of Esther. Before I go on, I have to say that Esther’s story fascinates me greatly. At the beginning of the year, I started to read about finding purpose and she helped me understand a few things. For what great purpose has God brought me to where I am right now? I hope people are more intentional about their purpose this year and seek answers from God, but that’s not the point of this post, so let me stop there.
Why do we sometimes assume that we are irreplaceable? We start to allow pride seep in little by little when we hear people constantly sing our praises that we think there can never be any like us. Yes, you are unique. God has created you with a unique ability, but that does not mean you can’t be replaced. Funny how God will raise up stones, which are inanimate, to praise Him if we, as humans, refuse to do so. How much more getting someone else to fill our roles when we refuse to fulfill our duties. The interesting thing is that the person that might take up that position might not be quite as qualified- wouldn’t that just sting tho?
What we don’t realize is that while we are letting our achievements get to our head, someone else is seriously preparing themselves just to have the opportunity to get there. We really have to be careful about the image of ourselves that we portray. Vashti was a pretty queen who was loved by her king, but she became too proud and over-familiar that she lost respect for him. He called her and she felt too full of herself that she refused to go see him. The fastest way to sinking deep is assuming that we don’t need anyone around us. That’s one thing the devil counts on- keep us in isolation. If you don’t understand the value of others, then it becomes easy to take them for granted, which in turn keeps you trapped in your head. Although we shouldn’t be consumed by other people’s opinions of us, we need to be careful about certain misconceptions as it could affect our image. Vashti lost her place as queen because she had an image in her head that was far from reality. My question to you is- what image do you have about yourself?