“Think about the circumstances of your call, brothers and sisters. Not many were wise by human standards, not many were powerful, not many were born to a privileged position. But God chose what the world thinks foolish to shame the wise, and God chose what the world thinks weak to shame the strong. God chose what is low and despised in the world, what is regarded as nothing, to set aside what is regarded as something, 1 Corinthians 1:26-28
I am the girl parents did not want their kids around because I was a bad influence, the girl adults said would end up pregnant because of how I dressed, the girl people said would not make it far, etc. I am the girl who covered up her hurt with attitude, and I had a lot of hurt.
The first time I read 1Corinthians 1 I was 13 years old. In the midst of abuse, rejection, and low self-esteem this Word gave me life. The living word told me that I was chosen despite my circumstances, and despite what the world thought of me.
If you follow this journey that I am on, if you follow God’s moving in my life, my poetry, my writings, understand that absolutely nothing I have, done, or attained has occurred without the breaking of my character, without the renewal of my mind, without the transformation of my heart then maybe this post will encourage you.
When we talk about God’s chosen people, we tend to forget to mention their beginnings. David was first a reject before he was the King, Moses was first a murderer before he delivered his people, Esther was first an orphan before she became Queen. It does not change their anointing, but it does help us understand God’s power and love to use those that the world least expects.
You cry. You sweat. You bleed. I’ve cried. I’ve sweat. I’ve bled. It’s been crucial to my becoming and the journey is still young…
I hope that encourages you to continue on your own journey; if you are still in this world the Lord is not done with you yet. Don’t forget where you came from, but recognize that your beginning does not determine where God can take you.
“And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
Matthew 23:12 NET