I was one of those kids.
The ones that bloomed late, who was gangly, all legs and not as obviously coordinated or all put together as the cooler kids.
When we were all lined up, and teams were chosen, I will almost always chosen last.
This was even before I started wearing my glasses full time, which would likely have secured last past guaranteed if it had started in public school.
The funny thing was I was a close physical copy of one of the most popular girls in my public school. I was the better at volleyball, and standing long jump. She was the most popular girl at school, and already dating the most popular guy in grade 6 when I arrived at this school.
Somehow, I accepted the lie that I would always be overlooked, or called to the team last.
This all ran though my brain at lightening speed yesterday morning during an intense moment of worship, when God spoke into my spirit, “I chose you first.”
I almost lost it completely. had it not been for His living arms embracing me as He delivered that news whammy right into my heart.
God chose me first.
Not that I am better than others, that isn’t what He meant.
He will always choose me as His first choice.
He didn’t settle when He chose me.
I was first on His mind when He went to the cross.
So were you.
This isn’t about my social status or yours, but the love He has demonstrated to each of us.
He went to the cross to show You He was putting you first.
If we were all lined up, somehow supernaturally, He would choose us all at the same time, first.
We are all His favorite.
As we all have a tendency to do, we fall into the comparison mind trap lie the enemy baits us with whenever he can.
And in a flash encounter suspended in one moment in my timeline, God broke me free from that hidden memory.
God does that kind of thing for His favorites.
You, and me!
Today, take a sec and say back to Him your gratitude for His choosing you, and that He loves you so. He has moved you to the front of the line, such is His great love for you!!!
Let Him love up on His favorite. 🙂
Here it is again, the Great Reversal: many of the first ending up last, and the last first.
Matthew 20:16 MSG