Have you noticed that there is an undercurrent of noise that constantly tries to invade our space, divert our attention and distract our focus? There are powerful subliminal messages that exist all around us. And, they don’t let up one bit.
Here are a few.
Stay in the mix!
Out of sight, out of mind!
Adhere to these statements from any subtle sense of insecurity and rejection and bam………you live by the flow of social media and current trends in a never-ending cycle of trying to BE on a journey of success, breakthrough or destiny.
My life has taken this incredible turn today as a sense of ennui (that’s boredom and just plain weariness) settled on my life over the past week. Usually I would run from it. Stand up straight and head into the storm. Make it happen. Don’t quit.
But today…I am tired which has given me lots of time to simply BE in the presence of Jesus Christ where I discovered that I feel a bit lost in time.
If I succumb to the pressure of being in the mix and fearing that out of sight brings me out of mind which means that I will fall flat into oblivion and obscurity again, I will create my own flow helping me to be SEEN and HEARD. Heaven forbid! The pressure is unrelenting – blog more so you aren’t forgotten, tweet more so that you are out there, Facebook more posts to be a presence on line.
No more! I decide today, enough is enough. I decide rather than anyone else. I have my voice, a LANGUAGE OF BEING that flows from me like a river, Rivers of Eden to be exact.
All morning, I left the demands of a schedule and worshipped. In this beautiful process, there came intense Christ–discovery of the glorious one who is in me, Holy Spirit who syncs me with creativity and adventure, and Father who loves me. Selah. Selah. Selah.
Passion is overflow – contagious, resounding with words of life, attractive.
Self-promotion, trying to be in the mix – this leads to desperation and desperation is simply not attractive. Desperation seems to want to pull you, force you to listen.
My language of being…in Christ flows through me. I want to BE like Jesus when He said:
The Spirit can make life. Sheer muscle and willpower don’t make anything happen. Every word I’ve spoken to you is a Spirit–word, and so it is life–making. (John 6:63 Message)
…the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. (John 6:63 NKJV)
It is appropriate that this happens right now at my release into preaching again. It allows me to rest in Me and in Christ in Me, giving what I know I have – His revelation flowing through me – a language of being with words of spirit and life.
What about you? Don’t follow trends or cutting edge concepts to BE something you are not. Flow in your language of being for God has created people out there waiting to hear you, not someone else speaking through you OR not a sound of desperation flowing from a place of insecurity or doubt that you are enough. You are enough….and so am I!