Living, expecting and praying from a place of abundance.
“You have a lot of great experience and education but you lack…” Those were the words of a kind person who agreed to look over my resume and cover letter because I was interested in working with their company. When I heard those words, I wondered for the first time why there is always a “but you lack” language everywhere I turned. For the past months, I have been job hunting. I graduated with a Master’s degree and with lots of hopes and dreams. However, I have been tempted to give up on them so many times.
I am at a point in life where society demands for me to have certain things and to be a certain way. Half the time all I hear is: “Ameido you are great but you lack…” I have been told I lack the right skills, the right citizenship, the boyfriend, the husband, the children, the dream job, the network, the money, the right Master’s degree etc… And I have been accepting them all as truths until it occurred to me that in fact I lack nothing!
It was a eureka moment! I lack nothing: Psalm 23: 1 “The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing”. The very message of the cross. I am one with completion and completion is one with me. As Christ said in John 14:10 “Don’t you believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me?”
Accepting that I lack nothing is how I have been learning to live, expect and pray from a place of abundance. My completion and perfection is already a fact that has been accomplished from the moment I became a thought in God’s mind: Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…”
I have had my share of rejections in life and will probably go through more in the future. One thing I know for sure is that those rejections don’t define who I am. I am so much more than the right skills, the great job, the money, the right citizenship…. I am me, the very expression of Love/God.