One of the dumbest things I have ever said was telling someone, “I am comfortable with my God about my actions.” I was in the midst of a business “divorce” and had my high-and-mighty, holier-than-thou face on. I was not only quoting God but I was owning him.
I have learned the hard way that when you think you are above it all and claim a more direct link than others to God, it is not God you are close to at all. As tough as it is to swallow, in those situations you’re closer to the devil whispering junk into your ear. The devil would like nothing better than you being haughty, self-righteous, and feeling ownership of God. He then has you in his grasp.
God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble. James 4:6
No one can claim God. He’s in all of us equally, no matter how “better” we think we are compared with others. We don’t have any ownership rights to God. He owns all of us and loves all of us unconditionally and equally; and on a very personal level. Humility allows us to feel God’s love and grace flowing through us. Pride, and everything that accompanies it, doesn’t stop the flow but it stops us from feeling it.
No one has more or less rights to God than you. We are all equal children when it comes to the Father. Remember that this week when you walk down the street, get annoyed in traffic, or have a brush with a co-worker.
Have a GREAT week!