One of the enemy’s favorite lies to tell us—especially women—is that we are merely tolerated. We may have a few acquaintances and people at church who are nice to us, but no one really wants us. We easily feel left out of friend groups and wonder what is wrong with us because it seems that no one is choosing us. We laugh at #FOMO but it hits at the heart of our true fears: missing out on everything—friendships, love, opportunities, sainthood. We wonder if we missed it: the calling, the mission, the occasion. And we don’t believe we will have another chance.
But this is, indeed, nothing but a deception, so let’s look to the First Reading for God’s response, because “Your word, O Lord, is truth; consecrate us in the truth” (the Alleluia).
As Moses was preparing to die, the Lord took some of the spirit that was on Moses and gave it to the seventy elders. But two were not present, even though their names were on the list. Eldad and Medad show us just how much the Father sees us. They were in the tent, being faithful to their duties there, and they received their allotted portion of the spirit. They didn’t miss out because they weren’t hanging out with everyone else. God did not overlook them just because the majority of the group was with Moses. They, too, were given everything they needed to fulfill their mission from Him.
What are you afraid that you’re missing right now? Do you fear that you’re tolerated, but kept in the tent while everyone else is in on the action?
You are not missing it. You are not missing out on what God has prepared for you. Your name is on the list. Stay open to Him and remain faithful in what He’s given you to steward. He will pour His Holy Spirit upon you. Today, offer Him your insecurities and fears and ask Him to fill you with Himself.You are not missing out on what God has prepared for you. // Olivia Spears Click To Tweet
Thank you for being here.
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