I’d like to think that I am God’s sole focus. That God has nothing better to do in multiverse but love me and wait for me to give Him an assignment. To meet my needs.
If the rest of the world is anything like me, God must have His hands full. Somehow He seems to care about people who He actually sends other people to them.
Like I’ve said before, when the hurting pray, God sends people. This makes me wonder and shudder; at the thought of how much hurt I’ve allowed to continue because of my unresponsiveness. I’m freaking out at the thought I haven’t curbed injustice because of wanting my comfort undisturbed. Because of being selfish…
Despite our frailties, stubbornness and selfishness, God still sends us. He gives us assignments to reach other people. To be His agents. His representatives. Wow. Excitement. Fear. Sadness. A mess.
When God sends us, sends me, He reveals His heart for others. I’d like to think I’m the center of universe but there are other people God wants to reach. Sometimes, He sends to people we don’t feel deserve His grace.
Yet, He still sends…
When God gives us assignments His reveals that He cares for other people as well. He wants us to realize that other people matter to Him. That as much as He loves us, He loves “them”.
I have to remember that other people matter to Him as much as I do. When He gives us assignments He reminds us that we are to always look around us to meet need. Need for a shoulder. For time and other tangible things.
He reveals and reminds us of His love for others. Dear Jonah, stop thinking you’re it. Stop admiring and justifying your self-pity, lust, self-centeredness and selfish ambition. See the people God sees, the way He sees them. Feel and bleed for them.
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