I’m Just a…
I’m Just a…
I was chatting with a friend recently and we both agreed that a sentence is used way too much in Church.
You know THAT sentence;
“Thanks, but I’m justa stay at home mum” or “Thanks, but I’m justa cleaner” or “Thanks, but I’m justa Church member.”
Someone tells you what an amazing job you did at something and you start your sentence with, “Thanks, but I’m justa…”
We’ve been led to believe that when someone gives us a compliment we have to make ourselves feel as insignificant as plankton, otherwise they may think we are being too prideful if we actually agree with them and reply with a bold, “Yes I know I’m fabulous darrrling!”
Lean in closer because I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Ready?
In Psalm 139:14 it says that you are ‘fearfully and wonderfully made.’
Did that sink in? Maybe I need to say it a little louder:
“YOU ARE FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE!”
God is not ashamed to let everyone know how gifted and talented you are, so we shouldn’t be either. He was the one who placed those gifts and talents inside of you when you were formed in your mother’s womb, so when you ‘down play’ yourself you’re saying to God that He’s got it all wrong. That’s pride!
So the next time someone compliments you say, “Thank you” with a humble heart and then thank God for the gifts and talents He has given you because as crazy as this may sound your gifts and talents are not really for you, they are to help other people ‘see’ God through the things you do.
He uses you as a vessel to help people draw closer to Him, so they can see that you are ‘fearfully and wonderfully made’ by an amazing, awesome God!
When have you started a sentence with “I’m justa…” ?