You have adopted the world’s way of seeing and it continually puts you in a bad light. Demanding that you stack up accolades and accomplishments meant to vindicate and impress, meant to provide your earned spot in the world, meant to ensure your position of value, of belonging. This is all wrong! This is not My way, child. You can forget this errant way, the blind leading the blind. Shrug it off your shoulders and walk on with Me in the simple way I take you. In the quiet way I rest you. In the way of the heart. This is where I am, who I am. This is where I want you to be, on this journey of the heart, with Me.
My gifts abound! Never let yourself stop seeing them, child. Open eyes, open heart, open hands- the posture of trust and thankfulness. The posture of joy! I delight to bring My gifts to hearts that share My delight. Sit squarely in the place of delight and watch the parade. Sink down deep in Me and watch with Me as I display My wonders. I don’t ask for you to perform marvels in your moments; I bring marvels to your moments! You are not the pursuer; I am. I am the lover, the pursuer of your heart, child. I never stop courting you.
“He has brought me to His banqueting place, and His banner over me is love (waving overhead to protect and comfort me.)”
Song of Solomon 2:4 Amplified
“My beloved speaks and says to me, Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.”
Song of Solomon 2:10 Amplified
“Call to Me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could not figure out on your own.”
Jeremiah 33:2-3 The Message
Can you sit very very still with who you are right this minute? Will you let who you are and what you do, be enough? Will you trust in Me and simple relax into and enjoy the life I give you? Will you open your mind and heart to My approval, My love and acceptance? Stop looking for one more ladder to climb. Stop trying to become something else. Nothing more that you could do would make Me love you more. You don’t have to whip up more energy in order to strive. Stop striving. I just want your love, your presence, your precious self. I just want you, child, without the glitter, without the resume. No more ladders to climb, child. I smash every rung down to the ground.
Being willing to be nobody is the very essence of freedom, child. It is the humble prerequisite of joy. It is the glory of laying down all claims to fame. It is true rest. It is the bliss of simplicity and anonymity, both to be treasured, hidden in Me, vulnerable and openhearted to the world. Being nobody is the truest freedom and joy! Being willing to be nobody is the first step on this path to freedom. Here you stand, child. Will you plant your feet on the freedom path? Will you, with Me, take that first step?
Just know that I love you, child; that, for today, is all you need to know. There are days like that, where too many questions are asked and too many answers are elusive and slow in coming. Days where you can’t feel your feet beneath you. Days where you bob about in rolling waves, untethered. That’s okay. Just bob, knowing you are tethered to Me. It really is all okay. This is all a part of freedom, of not being hemmed in by forced agendas, of not following the herd. Freedom can feel scary, unmoored, and entirely open-ended! Embrace that! Only in true freedom can you become tethered to Me instead of to mere religion.
“Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you. I am emphatic about this. The moment any one of you submits to circumcision or any other rule-keeping system, at that same moment Christ’s hard-won gift of freedom is squandered.”
Galations 5:1-2 The Message
“For in Christ, neither our most conscientious religion nor disregard of religion amounts to anything. What matters is something far more interior: faith expressed in love.”
Galations 5:4 The Message
Step back and be what I have created you to be. Sit down in what is right here before you, around you. If I wanted you somewhere else would I not have taken you there? Do not judge yourself by all the things I’ve not asked you to be and to do. Those roles are for others. Don’t you see? You only get one small part to play in this vast universe. That’s all I ask of you, child. Your own small distinct part in the song of life. That is enough. Your part doesn’t look like anyone else’s part and that is exactly how it should be. Humility is stepping back into the role I have assigned to you, leaving other roles to be filled by other people. This longing to be more than you are, is pride. Walk humbly with your God. Be with Me, walk with Me, listen to Me, love Me. Let Me love others through you. This is what I want, child.
I summon you to come down lower, to come where I am, right here in the middle of humanity. You have tried to soar, to float above, since you were a child. Only to wake with the mud of the earth on your face. See the mud, child? Just like every other face. You are, every one of you, muddy. But look! I am right here with you, with all of you, on this muddy ground. I came that I might sit with you in the mud, take your mud upon Myself and wash you clean. Your goodness does not wash away the mud; My love does that. Be willing to be nobody, just another muddy face in the crowd, washed clean by My love.