Where the Spirit of the Lord is…
When I read the quote in the post title Pinterest I thought, “That’s good.” So I made this journal page:
I must not measure my significance by what I think other people think of me, or by mere numbers. Actually maybe it goes even farther than that, that I shouldn’t measure my worth by what I think of me either. I tend to judge myself with my feelings. It goes back to identity–what I’ve been learning and experiencing recently. I want to “level up, go “further up and further in” as C.S. Lewis puts it, but sometimes I get in the way. Am I willing to let go and focus on God entirely? Do I trust God, that He loves me enough to_________ ?
Years ago I heard a sermon about the temptation of Christ and how He was tempted in the three areas we are all tempted: “satisfaction, security, and significance”. I can’t remember who said it but I think it is true. Jesus was tempted right after his Father had spoken out his identity, “This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” Jesus had victory in all areas he was tempted in. It seems to me it was because He knew who He was, He relied on God, He knew God’s heart and His voice, and He confidently and verbally combatted the enemy with Scripture and with power.