“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts,
His acts being seven ages.” William Shakespeare, As You Like It, act 2, sc 7, l 139
Can you believe that you have a glory that Satan fears, and a that you’ve been given an important role to play? Why would you not have an enemy who is determined to keeping you from acting your part?
What makes you doubt and worry about your conceit instead of humbly asking the LORD to lead you through your fear? There is a subtle and malignant twist that separates fear and trust.
How did God react to Moses’ “humility” in Exodus 4:14?
“And we, who with unveiled (See Exodus 34:33) faces all reflect the LORD’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the LORD, who is the Spirit.” 2 Cor 3:18
What would you do if a trusted spiritual guide asked you to reveal God’s glory in your life? What if your life really can be so much more than it already is? You can ask YHWH to show you how much you mean to Him. He can restore your heart and free you to claim your true role. He promises to guard your heart if you’ll trust Him. Does that kindle the embers of your heart? Read Psalm 37.
“The story of your life is the story of the long and brutal assault on your heart by the one who knows what you could be and fears it.” John Eldredge
What part would you love to play? Even though it might feel sinfully self-centered and shamefully arrogant, think about what it would look like to live your glory. Journal it, if you dare!
If you were to live in your full glory, why would the Enemy have reason to fear you?
[The study begins here.]