“Not of this world”…I’ve known these four words for a long time. Thought it. Read it. Lived it. Every day, still, I work on reminding myself that I am Not Of this World. Being the God-girl that I am, you’d think I wouldn’t have to remind myself… but I do. I am IN the world but not OF it. This World we live in….it’s a powerful place. God’s power is ever present and much, much more powerful… BUT if my eyes are not on Him and my eyes are here, looking around me, comparing, challenging, competing. I’m sucked in. I’m doomed. There is power and money and fame and popularity and attention and affection EVERYWYERE. I can have those things, but at what cost?
In my younger years when I thought the World was the place to find all of these things, I charged forward, I had it all figured out, all lined up. I was successful. I climbed the corporate ladder-stepping on who was in my way, I dated the handsomest of men-spitting them out if they didn’t please me, I hung out with beautiful girlfriends-controlling where we went and what we did. I judged, I ruled, I competed, I was soooo popular. BUT I was sad and lonely and alone. I created my life to satisfy me and yet….oh and I was satisfied – or so I thought….but the satisfaction never lasted so there I was again…going at it. The cost? My soul. I did whatever I had to do to be liked and accepted and important. And I was empty.
Now my life is of substance. I have friendships and money and things. BUT it’s all from God and for God. Money, blessings, miracles, love…all of it. HIS. I am here to be a steward. I am a beacon of His love and light. I am here to shout it from the rooftops that I am Not Of This World. I am of His World. You’ll know it by my words, my actions, my compassion AND by my tattoo.
Your God Girl,