Jesus said “I do not receive glory from people. I know that you do not have the love of God within you.” If there was ever a statement that invited trust, it’s this one. In a sense, Jesus is saying “I don’t need you to affirm me. I’m not looking to you for any kind of completion. Your association or disassociation do not affect me.” And from there He tells the truth about our condition, and the more wonderful truth about His grace and our own forgotten worth.
Last week I made the trek to visit my niece and nephews in Oregon. Piper, the oldest, turned 5 years old not too long ago and much like I was at her age, she’s fearless. One afternoon, we were playing the infamous airplane game, in which I lay on my back and balance Piper on my feet while she “flies.” I was holding onto her hands to keep her from losing balance and falling when she looked down at me and said, “Aunt Cadence, don’t hold my hand! I like scary things.”
I’m no fan of the “there are only two kinds of people” idea but in the realm of being a creator or a consumer, I do believe each one of us leans toward one side or the other. I’ve blogged about it before, but it’s been awhile and I think I have a clearer view of what these poles suggest, and a much better understanding of how learning to live more as a creator and less as a consumer makes us more happy.
You Don’t Need More Talent Or Time
Are You Blinded By Your Own Certainty?
Does Talking About Your Work Keep You From Finishing It?
Your Fears Are Making You Weak
God Isn’t Only Good When You Say So
What Your Gut Feeling Is Actually Telling You
Why You Resist Looking On The Bright Side
Jesus Wants Us To Use Common Sense