Advent is considered a time of reflection and pause as we prepare ourselves to celebrate the birth of our come Saviour. But to many, reflection, pause, and celebration are overused words and idealist concepts that are difficult to really put into practice.
The earth moves and her people move with her. The axis of which we are bent points towards an inborn desire for something bigger than us. We are a people often born in insignificant moments and every breath thereafter is a soulful pursuit to rectify the wrong. We seek to feel wanted, we desire to be a part of something important, and we long for our name to mean more than letters on a page.
And The Lord knew in His infinite wisdom that His children would struggle to see themselves in His image so He sent His Son
For we have all fallen short of the glory of God and because of this truth we could never stand before that who is the most important of them all.
If you’re at all like me, and I suspect that you are, there appears to have been only one prototype for the human soul. We long for significance yet war with the truth of His Word that a humble heart will find favour with both God and man. How does one marry the two in perfect unison? We recognize that those who led well, those who made a lasting impact, those who made a difference, those who changed the spiritual axis of the world, did so not knowing it would happen. All they did was an attempt to use the gifts they had been given to the best of their ability. Though they are dreamers, they are doers putting forward their best efforts, not their best of intentions.
As this year begins its quick descent into the past, may we not dwell on the achievements, successes, failures or missteps in our leadership but just put forward our best efforts to seek a spirit of humility while making our works count for more than we may ever know.