“The key to strength is found in humility. The key to leadership is found in servitude”. :::Rodrick Thomas:::
I start off with a quote today because it just kind of hit home. We have keys to everything don’t we? Keys to our house; keys to our car; keys we don’t even know what they belong to anymore.
But what keys do we have or need that make up who we are? Or rather who we are suppose to be. How we act and respond and just plain live depends on our character.
And our character is formed by what we go through. Things that build our endurance and in turn build our character. So what about when we try to build our character in Christ? What keys is God equipping us with?
You want to be strong, be bold? Show your weaknesses. Be vulnerable. Stay humble. You want to lead? Know what it means to serve.
“Becoming a vessel is somewhere between the forming and the flame” :::Rodrick Thomas:::
The flame is the end product. The forming is the endurance. The pressure that comes on all sides. The character building. It’s in the cool breeze and sometimes it’s down in the mud and covered from head to toe, and just down right ugly.
It’s in the sacrifice. It’s in the dying to ourselves daily that God calls us too. It’s the picking up of our crosses. And then strengthening those still trying. Defending those who are defenseless.
We find our keys by mirroring God. After all we are made in His image. We are His reflection.
Our character is being built to exasperate the love of God. To irritate or infuriate. To stir it up and cause His spirit to move in us and around us. Gods love is furious! It moves so fiercely!
So find your keys, yeah? Be who you’re called to be? Because this life was meant for you to lose yourself in Him.. And then in turn find yourself again, NEW.