How about a bit of foreshadowing to start this blog today….
“If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do
doesn’t do it, it is sin for them. ”
(New International Version)
There are some days where I really struggle to see others through God’s amazing and loving eyes… Someone told me off and was very upset with me. They weren’t nice… I did not want to be either. The problem is that with greater knowledge comes a bigger accountability for what we know… so you know, the greater responsibility that comes with it (modern movie watches and comic lovers would say thanks Spider Man) sometimes strongly reminds us not to text those words when we feel attacked.
Interested in quotes? Peter Parker’s (Spiderman) attributed this quote to
“with great power comes great responsibility”
Uncle Ben Parker’s words of wisdom. (This quote has been attributed to many real and fictional characters outside of Biblical texts including Voltaire, Frankenstein, Winston Churchhill, Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin D Roosevelt, and many more.
So, what did I do? I poured out my heart to my sister (thanks for editing my response April you helped me to walk in faith and love rather than from my own selfish viewpoints.) A day later, I shared the story with my mom and do you know what she had the audacity to tell me? Of course she listened to me vent and worry about the situation that I am powerless to control and powerless to fix… but then she asked me to close my eyes and imagine this woman as a child… a little girl who is hurting.
I closed my eyes and right away, a gorgeous little blonde girl was in front of me crying. Hurt by so many people, fighting her whole life for one place in the world to belong, she is hurting so bad. I almost broke down in tears right then and there. It is so very hard to be hateful and ugly to someone when you can see the hurt inside them from God’s perspective. I see a child, a really loved and precious daughter of God which makes her my sister in Christ. So with the knowledge that she is hurting, I can allow myself to open up to letting God’s love flow through me in my thoughts, words, prayers, and actions… to do otherwise, now that I know…would just be sin.
See I think we have inherited an awesome gift- one that can build someone up or one that can tear them down. Our God given abilities can really increase once we know how to pray, how to trust in Him… this knowledge and power that we have comes with a big responsibility. Being His voice is a huge responsibility!!! We can call out the greatness we see in others…. see them from the eyes of God (it will change your world!) or we can focus on the natural realm here in earth.
Update: January 25, 2021
I don’t remember the person who upset me but I do remember looking at them though God’s eyes and I’m humbled to say that little things can be brushed off… but there’s always space for God’s love!! 💕