Thursday, February 10, 2011
You Wished Yourself Away
She wished herself away.
How often do we “wish ourselves away?” How often do we forget our own value and worth? I’m guessing; often.
Every time we wish we looked like someone else or got the attention and accolades that someone else gets – we are basically saying we don’t want to exist as ourselves but as them. Every time we strive to be or do something as someone else does – we are wishing our own selves, our own uniqueness… away.
The thing I loved most about this scene was how Aslan looked at Lucy. He looked at her with such love and gentleness yet wisdom. He saw what she didn’t see. He saw her value and worth. He loved her – just as she was and it pained him to think that she would no longer exist. Just as it pains me as a mother to think my children would ever contemplate being someone or something they are not. I don’t ever want them to think someone else is better than them. For they are just created differently.
I know – without meaning to – there have been times where we have all wished ourselves away. We feel unnoticed, forgotten, or of little value. But we ARE of value. Great value. We are each here for a reason. We have a calling that no one else can fulfill but us. No one else can BE us. They can’t speak as we speak, look as we look, or love as we love. They can’t fill the needs that maybe are revealed only to our eyes.
God finds great joy in who we are. He sees the bigger picture and knows what we ourselves, can’t yet see.
Trust Him. Serve Him where you are. And don’t ever “wish yourself away.” For you are greatly valued.