When We Are Loved, We Get the Opportunity to Fully Show Up
From episode: Fully Showing Up
When we begin to walk in our calling it can be so difficult to stand at times. We start to see the calling, and it's way better than we could have imagined or thought. And it fits us so, so well. It is alignment, it's not a hustle anymore. When you start to experience that, it'll take your feet out from under you.
Like, how holy is this God of ours?! He's amazing. He is able to bring someone like me into alignment with his plan for my life. And I don't know exactly how that applies, but that's how I connected with Daniel (here in chapter 11) as he's experiencing this radical encounter. And the one that looked like a man, I mean, it's possible that Daniel's talking to Jesus! This is the same description of Jesus from Revelation that we hear later on. And so Jesus is here talking with Daniel, and Daniel can't even look at Jesus. And so this one that looks like a man comes to him, and he says, listen, you remember what Jesus said in the beginning? He said, "you're so loved. You're so loved, Daniel." And that helped Daniel to muster courage. And then he has to tell him again. He's like, "Daniel, you are loved. You're so loved." And then he gets a little more courage.
And so his courage was coming like this, even though he had never been able to do something like this before, he began to experience an ability that he thought he could not possibly have. An impartation of strength was given to him within the encounter.
And he was able to do something that he thought he could not do. And that came from love. And, of course, the passion translation I'm quoting from has just done such a great job of making this plain, and it's just really beautiful. But the point is, when we are loved, we get the opportunity to fully show up. And that's hard to explain without someone experiencing it. But if you're in a stifling environment right now, you can look at that and you know, and just maybe it's a toxic situation or difficult situation. And in those situations, you can see how it's hard for you to show up and just to be fully present. You know, there's half of you there maybe. If it's work, for example, it's like some of you is there in the meeting, and then the rest of you is somewhere else. You're protecting yourself or your on vacation already. But when we're loved, we show up fully everywhere we are.