That confident look I give my opponent when I win at a game or a simple debate…you know, that sometimes not so humble, God is still working on me, but let me SHOW OFF anyway “I told you so” look…you know THAT LOOK – it’s OK to admit it, we have all been there…😉
I remember, a few years back when I was facing a very dark season in my life, I heard God say “I am going to show off”. I felt a sense of relief thinking, He is going to show off in front of my enemies. Oh! He is going to show them!
However, the way He would show off was completely different from what I expected. You see it was right after that promise that I felt things going on a downhill spiral. It was one thing after the next! Sometimes I would cling to His promise saying “Oh! But He will show them!!”…other times I would be so angry I would question God and say, “but you promise you would Show off!!!” It felt like the enemy was the one winning one battle after the other.
Nevertheless, I held on tight, “He promised…He promised”
What I didn’t realize then was how strongly my Faith was being tested. Despite of what I saw occurring before my eyes, my situation…the real question was, am I still going to believe what He promised? It wasn’t until a couple of years later that I realized He did show off…and not to my enemies… BUT TO ME…He showed off His Love, His Grace, His Faithfulness…He showed it all off to ME!
You see, Jesus doesn’t need to show off to His enemies… Because He is already seated at the Throne!! HE ALREADY WON!! Now He wants us to See HIM!!! He needed to show Himself off to me so that through Him alone I would grow in my faith and strength to STAND and face everything the enemy was doing…and I did!! I showed the enemy who I AM in HIM!! THE DAUGHTER OF THE KING! Glorifying Him and only Him through the Strength, Faith and Joy that is only found through Him.
How has God showed off in your life?