Quite often people hear of you from a distance and are amazed by the work you are doing. They feel enthralled by the consistency or creativity you manifest, and may make effort to meet you in person.
What will they think of me? I have often wondered.
Will they find me ordinary?
Will they find me normal?
You may have heard people describe others: “Oh I thought she was this and that, but when I got close to her, she was a ‘normal girl’.” People may have had a certain expectation before meeting you, and the fear of not meeting that expectation may even cause you to derail from your awesomeness. Our Lord Jesus was also looked down on. “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” someone once asked.
You see, there is comfort in understanding that:
- You are not your own. The things you do, you do by the grace of God (1 Cor. 15:10). The treasures you have are in earthen vessels so that God will continuously take the glory.
- No man is ever perfect by himself. The perfection we manifest is sponsored by Christ’s death on the cross i.e., as long as you are ‘in Christ’ you are perfect (Col. 2:10). Which is why we are consistently admonished to ‘put on Christ’ (Romans 13:24; Gal. 3:27).
When you begin to see yourself as God sees you, you won’t base your evaluation of yourself on the perception of others. Just focus on putting on Christ wherever you go and perfection will be the fruits of your work.
How about you, have you ever wondered what people will think of you when they meet you?
Cheer up. you are not ordinary because Christ Jesus lives in you, and manifests the extraordinary life through you. Keep doing something, and stop being self-conscious. The more self-conscious you are, the more aware you are of your sin, flaws, and faults. The more God-conscious you are, the more you are able to manifest the beauty, holiness, and power of Christ to your world. (Tweet this)