I like to be understood. I want to be understood. I want people to know me; to "get" me. I mean really, who doesn't, right? But as I was spending some time with friends over the weekend and pondering different things in my life I began to wonder, how bad do I want people to know and understand God?
Yeah, that one hurts.
Many times I make such an effort to make sure people get where I'm coming from and the thought doesn't really cross my mind that maybe they don't know the LORD or maybe understand Him and His life-changing ways (though we can never fully understand His ways, we can get a better grasp on them as He allows).
So my conscious challenge to myself and to you is: 1. ask yourself whether you're living to make sure everybody understands and knows you or whether you're living to make sure everybody knows the God who made you. and 2. I challenge you to rest in who you are in Christ, letting Him define you and let that be what you desire others to understand- that only Christ can reveal our true identity.
Happy Monday, y'all! :)