What if God was like us?
This is one of those self-evaluation questions. It’s very uncomfortable, because we don’t like to be confronted although we can have a tendency to be very confrontational. The nature of the Spirit of God is that of love. He is a God of Truth. He doesn’t use the Word to get over on us. The Truth is the Truth regardless of if we believe or not.
This is the time where we focus on our own motives, not the motives of others and what they did or did not do. We have no control of the actions of others. We can only do something about us. So I ask again, “What if God was like us?”
In our present state, would God celebrate others or would He be jealous? Would half of the things we say, “God said,” really authentic, or was it a plot to get people to listen to us? Currently, in our heart attitude, is God condescending? Does He make assumptions? Does He judge others based on what they look like?
Is God a gossiper? Does He lie? Is He revengeful? Does He get even? Does He use Scripture to justify bad behavior? Does His heart secretly become happy when He hears about the demise of others? Does He use His influence to tell people off, or does He use it to edify and build people up?
People of God, if we say we have Him, we must look like Him. Not saying that everything we do has to be perfect, but what I am saying is that the picture we paint of Him to others should be that of love. I’m so glad God is not like us, that His nature supersedes that of our flesh and carnal mindsets. I’m so glad He loves beyond bad habits, wrong heart motives and secrets.
But the responsibility comes as believers for us to love people beyond their mistakes, beyond their struggles, and beyond their embarrassments as well. Can people see God in you? It could be that the answer to your prayers for healing in this world will take place when you allow God to love others through you. Selah.
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