Micah 6:8 (Amplified)
“He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God?”
I have had so much trouble with verses like this, particularly the part that says “do justly and love kindness.” It was a commandment that I always broke, a measurement that I never quite met. And it typically caused guilt and shame which kept me from experiencing the Fullness of what God wants to give me. And then I would try to control everything to appear like I was perfect but honestly on the inside I was dying of guilt and shame.
But today I was thinking about it and I realized something; I am a Daughter. This is important because it counteracts anything that would cause me to not be kind, like jealousy, pride, fear, etc. The fear that someone else is better than me and will therefore get to their destiny (or my destiny) faster than I will is done away with when I know in my heart that I am the Daughter of the King and Creator. He created my destiny, He won’t let anyone else have it. Not to mention, they have their own destiny to fulfill, their own part to play.
Once I have my foundations right, being kind and doing justly isn’t difficult. This releases me from trying to control my actions so that I appear kind. Instead, it is just an extension of who I am. Talk about Freedom! So now, my only job is to sit back and let Abba Papa reveal and teach my heart that I am a Daughter and He is a Good Father. Everything else will flow out of that heart understanding. And when I am having trouble loving kindness and doing justly, I know I only need to realign my heart with the truth. I am a Daughter, I have a destiny and purpose that can’t be stolen, I am priceless and irreplaceable.
Thank you Abba!! You are kind and loving and generous in all of your ways.
P.S. if any of this sounds familiar, and you would like to be free of guilt and shame and the constant need to control your appearance, all you have to do is ask Father God to reveal his true Father nature to your heart (not just your brain). And He will show up in ways that will blow your mind and break any misconceptions you might have had about Him. And sometimes we are unaware of how Un-Godly our beliefs are until He shows up. Also, I highly highly recommend AJ Jones’ book, Finding Father.