May love lead us into all awesomeness

let love lead

I recently found myself with a little over 2 gigabytes of data to spend in less than 24 hours. That’s too much data! I didn’t want to do Netflix, 24 hours isn’t enough to start a whole series and finish it. So after updating all my apps, I turned to YouTube.

I binge watched Steve Harvey’s Little Big Shots (hides). I enjoyed watching those little kids and Steve has an amazingly hilarious way with them. Then I stumbled upon this child, who calls himself the kid president. My favourite video of the kid is his interview with Beyoncé. I’d watched this video before but this time it felt like I was watching it for the very first time.

That little kid is awesome! He’ll melt and steal anyone’s heart any day. But the star of the video for me this time was Beyoncé. I did not see Sasha Fierce, Queen Bey, a diva or whatever the Beyhive is calling her these days. I just saw a person like myself or my sister, my cousin, my mother or granny dearest.

While watching I began to think of all the accusations levelled against her of being a satanist and the proof that accompanies them. I don’t know what it is about this video but somehow I wasn’t looking at Beyoncé as a superstar or celebrity. I was just seeing another human being trying to make their way in this huge crazy world. I somehow managed to look past her stardom to see the person who’s underneath all of that.

The person who needs encouragement and support like me. The person who needs someone to believe in them for motivation. One who needs someone to hold their hand when the going gets tough and someone to just say, ‘Hey, I gat your back through thick and thin’. Someone who simply needs love and could do with a lot less judgement from fellow humans.

Each and every one of us needs to be loved unconditionally. Regardless of who or what we are/appear to be. We. Just. Need. Love. Only love!

As I looked at Beyoncé in the video with these thoughts coursing through my head, another part of my mind was seeing every person in the world. I was looking at us all and thinking the same things about every one of us.

Yes including the rude taxi conductor who refused to give you your change because he didn’t have coins (Zimbabweans should relate lol). That lady from church who thinks her voice is better than everyone else’s. The corrupt pastor who groped that girl while you watched thinking no one was looking. Even the ‘purposeless druggie’ on the streets who’s just there, waiting for death. I could go on and on but I’m sure you get the picture.

Each and every one of us needs to be loved unconditionally. Regardless of who or what we are/appear to be. We. Just. Need. Love. Only love!

The point is, underneath all the personas, good or bad, that we broadcast to the world is the real us. The real us who wants to look and feel good naked, with nothing hidden or filtered. That person is such a treasure that God looked at him/her and found it pleasing to sacrifice His one and only begotten Son! For most people, that person hides behind different personas because he’s scared of being judged and/or misunderstood.

You are so precious that God looked at you and found it pleasing to sacrifice Jesus! #Truth Click To Tweet

It is very easy for us to judge other people because we don’t know what makes them act or react the way they do. One of the modules I studied when preparing for my certification as an identity life coach emphasised that the client is the expert of their life. This means that the experience I’ve gained, no matter how vast, from helping other clients with the same problem doesn’t make me an expert of someone else’s life. As such, I have to treat everyone as an individual and help them figure out what only they can figure out by strategically guiding them.

I’ve found this to be a liberating perspective on life. Liberating because if I’m not an expert of your life, I must depend on you for information on how I can best relate with you. Understanding this also comes with the realisation that I am not in a position to judge you, so I mustn’t. I may have my opinions about how you should live, I don’t have to give them to you if you haven’t asked.

This then begs the question: Must we just sit around ignoring people, waiting for them to tell us how to treat them first? Not really.

Two things are true for every one of us. We need love, we crave it like new-born babies crave their mothers’ milk. And we can also do with a lot less judgement from fellow humans who aren’t experts of our lives. So a good place to start is to have an attitude of unconditional love towards everyone.

Can you join me in training to become an expert at loving people genuinely? At caring for people enough to get to know them personally first before making wrong conclusions about then based on assumptions.

May this be our testimony:

So we have stopped evaluating others from a human point of view. At one time we thought of Christ merely from a human point of view. How differently we know him now!

2 Corinthians 5:16 (NLT)

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4 Comments on May love lead us into all awesomeness

  1. Amen there is quite a lot in this passage to learn will copy and paste it and re-read and re-study till it sinks down into my spirit

  2. I’m thankful for God’s unconditional Love. I try not to trample all over His grace. While He is merciful and full of grace, He is also a just God. many forget about that.

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