One thing we are not told in this world – a thing we must work out for ourselves – is, we are blessed most of all if we have the pluck to dare to be the one God has, from the beginning, called us to be, for:
“The world is not ready for some people when they show up, but that shouldn’t stop anyone.”
— Ashly Lorenzana
Ms. Lorenzana is a case in point. She is a professional in one of the oldest professions in the world, but that shouldn’t dissuade anyone from following such wise and polished-for-use advice. Sometimes those who have been forced to observe the crudest of lives have wisdom we commoners of cotton wool status would know nothing about. It is good for us to take heed of what is said above. It encourages the eccentric in each of us; the one still in the closet and not able to come out for fear of what the world might think.
Do I advocate to come out under the banner of sin; never! But I do advocate ‘coming out’ under the banner of originality, courage, kindness, and for the esteem for others. There are so many things to come out for; to rise up out of the fear of rejection to deliver passionately for the Lord.
Search for the Hero Inside Yourself
M People sang the song Search for the Hero Inside Yourself, and I’m sure God is right behind that person who is low in their self-concept; their train arrives in the body but never leaves to bless the world.
“You’ve got to search for the hero inside yourself
Search for the secrets you hide
Search for the hero inside yourself
Until you find the key to your life.”
— M People
This search for the hero inside yourself is the initial belief that we, at least to God, are heroes. And if we are heroes to God we ought to agree that we are special enough to be loved without condition. We all are.
As we search God for the hero he has made us to be, we hold out faith that his Holy Spirit will reveal the key to our life.
When we realise that life is a quest for originality and that showing up is integral to the joy of feeling alive, we are ready to do just that. God has made us for a mission. Blessed are those who search by knocking; who find because the door has been opened to them.
© 2014 S. J. Wickham.