“ I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another” – Isaiah 42:8
Wait, before I get into this, can you imagine how you would have spelled ‘Isaiah’ before you ever saw it? Hehehe i don’t think I’d have gotten the very first ‘i’ correctly even. Haha anyways one of things I love about God is, He keeps no secrets about who He is from us. He doesn’t hide who He is or what He can do or will do based on who He is. He’s not shy to say I’m a jealous God and I will act like one if I have to. He’s not shy to express His reckless love for us. He’d say and show it, loud and clear so when He said His Glory He will share with no one, best believe He meant it.
This year I’m learning that truly truly, He has no plans of sharing His Glory with us. It’s not something He said but isn’t strong on. He’s really not interested in sharing His Glory with any graven images or any person or thing. He wants it all! But can you blame Him? Imagine someone taking credit for all the work YOU did. I’m someone who likes ‘fans’ a lot. I like appreciation even though I’d probably deny it in person. I even took the love language test and right on the top was ‘words of affirmation’ hehe
I have come to know that this is the one of the causes of my struggles in my walk with God because I want some of the acknowledgment. It may be just a tiny bit but I haven’t fully come to understand why I can’t have a part in it. I want to lowkey be able to say ‘yes with God’s help’, implying that I played a role. I mean I look at some of the posts I write and some of the things I share with people and I want to claim some small part in it. I mean if not for anything I should earn some points for having the ear to hear the broken down word in this relatable manner. I mean ‘noko fiooo’ (I don’t even know if that’s what it actually means but one of my bros says that to mean ‘some thing small’.)
God plainly told me until you come to the realization that I won’t share my Glory with you, I’m not taking you higher. Until you come to acknowledge that you’ve been bought with a price so everything you become and do is for MY Glory, should point back to Me, we aren’t even starting this journey. Sometime soon, I’d share the very humbling experience I had to go through to be reminded that it’s not by my might or abilities but it’s God in me and I need to give Him all the Glory!
Funny, as I write this now, I just heard within myself that ‘aye then If you were chosen to be Mary too?’ I actually let out a giggle because oh it would have been terrible. No one can sit with me again! I will walk with my nose up into the heavens and have little girls lay roses at my feet as I walk. God’s says “ This! This is the problem. This is why I create opportunities that is beyond humanity because I don’t want you to share My Glory with Me.”
Sweethearts, this year I’m learning that until I come to the full understanding and acceptance that I’m His so everything I do should point back to Him and Him alone, He’s not taking me anywhere. Like, imagine I caused the blind to see or the deaf to hear? I know that as much as I’d give some credit to God, I’d desire small for myself but like they write at the end of Nigerian movies, ‘ we are only but pencils in the hands of the creator’ hehe really, we are only vessels to carry out His good work and until we come to that knowledge, God won’t take us to certain heights or depths in Him. For of Him, and through Him, and to him, are ALL things: to whom be glory for ever. (Romans 11:36). He must increase, but I must decrease.(John 3:30) until tomorrow loves, stay blessed.
For mine own sake, even for mine own sake, will I do it: for how should my name be polluted? o and I will not give my glory unto another. – Isaiah 48:11