There are times in my life that I’ve been in hiding on my own. Disappeared myself for various reasons.

But, there are other times, like now, that part of Colossians 3:3 is true: hidden in Christ with God. Look at me being nice and just writing all of it.

Don’t get used to it. I don’t know where this is going so whenever you see πŸ—£ that means that I would reaaaaaaally like for you to go find the Scripture and read it for yourself.

I DID NOT want what God called me to. I kinda said yes and was kinda okay with it. I’ve always been a Bible nerd and have always been able to get down with nice lil thoughts about the Bible.

I mean, He put it there so it was there just waiting for me to realize what exactly it was.

While I spurned, walked away from, refused to go back to until I was ready, the pulpit, I created one wherever. Here, on the phone, elsewhere on social media, in the store. Because who we are and are called to be doesn’t cease to exist when we choose not to operate in it or operate in the obvious, usual, customary ways.

I would be saying good stuff. And nobody paid me any attention. So I would get frustrated. That’s pretty much why this website even exists.

I think some of it is the whole a prophet is without honor in His own country thing that was said about Jesus (that’s what the Scripture πŸ—£ says NOT what I’m on here calling myself πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€·πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸΎβ€β™€οΈπŸ€­).

People who know us, who may even be aware of our gifts and callings, tend to see us as the snotty nosed kid not the anointed vessel of God.

Come here David. πŸ—£ Come here Moses. πŸ—£ Come here Joseph. πŸ—£

God prepared them out of sight and in hard seasons. Who the world saw was who God made them when they were in the lowest of valleys, hidden with Him until He and those attached to them had need of them.

They developed a relationship with God and learned His voice. They were able to overcome abandonment, rejection (thanks Pastor!), and all kinds of things on their own with God. They had a track record. Surely they had some altars.

When it was time for their public unveiling, nobody could get the glory for who they became but God. And when it was time to deal with crises and issues in front of the people, they knew where to go. When they were acting right and when they (just Moses and David) were making mistakes.

Let us not be weary concerning the fact that we aren’t getting the response we desire. That’s flesh anyway. And it won’t tarry in His sight. πŸ—£ We gotta be used to and comfortable carrying out our assignment for an audience of One. Cuz if we are only worried about and focused on Him now, we will be used to worrying about and focusing on Him later.

Cuz people are gonna people. They won’t always like or accept qhat we are called to. But. If we are looking up at Jesus (πŸ—£ hey Peter on the water) nothing around us will matter, move, or affect us.

Go be great. It’s His requirement. And someone needs it.