Job 27:12 Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?
Yesterday I said this was my take away from the events of September 26, 2017. That will need some explaining. It is my take away, not yours. It is a Word from the Lord in my circumstance, not yours. For you to understand takes more than a quick quote.
My Lord God has blessed me beyond what I am worthy to receive. He has done more than just save me. He has given me a personal relationship which is everything to me. I would not want to continue in this world without Him. Luckily I don’t have to do that, He is with me.
He has given me a calling which is suited perfectly with the gifts that He has given me. I delight in both the gifts and the calling. He has placed me in a church body which gives me love, a ministry or two, and fellowship which is extremely satisfying.
I am so blessed, thank you Lord. Now where does vanity come into play? I’ve lost that connection for what it feels like to be something less blessed, less gifted, and out of sorts in a meaningful relationship. I am impatient with those who cannot see what I see so clearly. I have become vain in my speech to those who are still on the path but have not yet found their calling, developed those gifts, or just haven’t experienced the closeness of the Lord as He intends.
Tuesday the Lord reminded me how it feels to be out of sorts, disconnected, searching for answers and coming up short. I am no one special. The Lord is special. All that I am, all that I have, all that I love and cherish is because of Him.
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
We get there the same way, it is no different for any of us. Jesus first.