I’ve never been one to toot my own horn, so to say. Actually if you were to ask me what my best qualities are you would likely get a blank stare as I frantically tried to think up just one. I am absolutely my own worst critic. Plus, I tend to internalize anything critical that is said to me.
I’d say about six months ago God started talking to me about who I am. Not who my Mom says I am, or who my sister says I am, or even who the friend who knows me best says I am, but who He says I am. He is teaching me to think differently. Starting with the way I think of myself. One of the things that has come to light in recent weeks is that I’m loyal.
To a fault. I will stick with you through thick and thin. I am a tried and true friend. Long after loyalty has stopped being deserved, still my loyalty continues. I haven’t always been this way. I’ve let people fall through the cracks and walked away from others. But, it is who I am right now. I’ve thought a lot about this new found quality of mine these last couple weeks. The thing about being loyal is that we take it for granted that loyalty repays loyalty, but that truly is not always the case. And I know I said something about people not deserving my loyalty earlier, but really what makes someone deserving of loyalty? I say be loyal any way. Let me tell you something. I can’t think of a single one of us who deserves God’s loyalty. I can think of five things I did today that makes me undeserving of His loyalty. Man, am I glad that I share this quality with Him. Because God is loyal to His children, and He will never leave us.
If you are one of these loyal to a fault people too and you come across someone who doesn’t deserve your loyalty, just look up and be reminded that you don’t deserve loyalty either. Then go help that friend anyway.
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