When I need help I go looking for someone who can do something. I’m not interested in one who is a good listener, I want action! I do not really care if they are empathetic; results are what count! Beauty is secondary; power and authority are important. Why waste one’s efforts on someone who might solve the problem; start and stay at the top!
When I recruit someone to work on my team there is an “x” factor that is unspoken but critical. I had found that unless the person has an inner confidence and willingness to compete in the game of life, all the skills in the world will not give him, or her, a foundation to be successful. Confidence founded on strength coupled with a knowledge and will for winning is the one mandatory requirement.
My God is like that. In simple terms he knows how to “win”. There are no others gods stronger. While some may have thought the Divine was in second place the facts say something quite different! “The Master declares, ‘I’m A to Z. I’m the God who is, the God who was, and the God about to arrive. I’m the Sovereign-Strong.’” (Revelation 1.8)
So where does this leave us? Well, I have caught a glimpse of my “self” and the insides were not so pretty. Even when I put the polite terms to my findings I find a soul that is consistently looking after itself at the expense of others. I see a person who is as willing to wimp at the challenges as take them on. I find a pattern, yet to be broken, that includes exploitation, bigotry, and deceit. You can wrap any or all of this in sporadic moments of kindness and you still end up with something sad.
Yet, and I do not understand this mystery, this confident, all-powerful, sovereign God, full of mercy, grace, and compassion, has paid a “blood-price” that I might be restored to my created potential.
Anyone who thinks, no knows, they can do that is powerful! This is my God.