Greed, envy, sloth, pride and gluttony: these are not vices anymore. No, these are marketing tools. Lust is our way of life. Envy is just a nudge towards another sale. Even in our relationships we consume each other, each of us looking for what we can get out of the other. Our appetites are often satisfied at the expense of those around us. In a dog-eat-dog world we lose part of our humanity.
Do not mistake yourself for a garden or a muse or a promise or a victim or a snack. You are a woman, skin and bones, veins and nerves, hair and sweat. You are not made of metaphors, not apologies, not excuses.
You may want to run and grow in your relationship with Christ, people may even criticize you for not “growing” in the way you should, but if you are in a season of just madly being in love with Him, or a season of sitting and resting at His feet; than so be it, Jesus is with you, that is all that matters.
So called ‘late-bloomers’ get a bad rap. Sometimes the people with the greatest potential often take the longest to find their path because their sensitivity is a double edged sword- it lives at the heart of their brilliance, but it also makes them more susceptible to life’s pains. Good thing we aren’t being penalized for handing in our purpose late. The soul doesn’t know a thing about deadlines.
And my Master’s pruning is sweeter than all the delicacies this world can offer me. It is more loving than all the flattery this world can offer me. The prize is conformity to the image of Jesus Christ.