Welcome to the Land of Moths
It’s a land of darkness
A land of endless silence
Where the only light that shines
Is from two moths
In each other’s presence
When they are in love
All they do,
All they EVER do,
Is dance and skirt around each other
All they do,
Is swivel and swerve
And the only contact is an occasional
Clash or collision
When one is brave enough to head aimlessly
Into the light of the other
But because they don’t have the eyes to see
And they don’t have the mouths to communicate
Nor would they have the words to speak
The dance continues
All the moths surrounding them
Can see how they shine
In the presence of each other
And they see their difficulty
That they cannot outshine the other
Confusing each other for fireflies
They let the fire within them burn too bright
And they forget that they are moths
They are ordinary little creatures
Shining light is not what they normally do
Why not realize then that something is wrong
Why not stray away from each other
Why not find another light, a little less bright,
But moths are stubborn
No matter how many times they slam into that light
They don’t stop
All they want is the light
That’s all we,
As God’s little moths,
Want to live for
To move toward a bright light
And there’s nothing wrong with that
But when life becomes solely chasing after
Some other moth’s light
Then we can never realize the light
That we shine
The light that we ourselves reflect
And the one light we are to solely pursue
And so if they only realized
That instead of dancing around each other
Instead of butting heads every once in a while
If they flew slowly, side by side,
They would leave the land of the moths
They would break out of the land of silence
And into a brighter country
And a louder land
And into a light they can blend into
And then they would see that they are moths
Surrounded in magnificent splendor
those who hope in me will not be disappointed. Isaiah 49:23, NIV.
What a powerful promise we have from Almighty God! When we put our hope in Him, we will never be disappointed. Of course, that doesn’t mean that things will always go our way. There may be temporary disappointments, but we will never be permanently disappointed. Somewhere down the road, God will cause it to all work out for our good. With God on your side, you will always end in victory!
Are you carrying frustration, worry or aggravation about something? That’s usually a clear sign that your hope is in the wrong place. If you hope in circumstances, it will deplete you of joy and peace. But when you turn those circumstances over to God, when you refuse to worry, when you refuse to allow the temporary things of this world to dictate your happiness, that’s when God can do a work in your life. When you trust in Him, He will make your crooked places straight; He will cause you to mount up with wings like the eagle.
Today, choose to put your hope in the Father; you won’t be disappointed. Trust Him because He is faithful. Find rest for your soul in knowing that He is good, and He has good things in store for your future!
I needed to hear this… :) ♥
Did you know that God chose you before the foundations of the earth? Before the worlds were ever formed, He knew you. And, He didn’t create you to be average. He didn’t create you to barely get by. No, He created you to excel! Not only has He chosen you, but He has equipped you with everything you need to live and thrive in this life. He has deposited seeds of greatness inside every person. But in order to tap into those seeds of greatness, you have to believe this and act on it.
Too many people today are going around with low self-esteem, feeling inferior like they don’t have what it takes. But that is living a lie. And as long as we have a poor self-image, we’re not going to experience God’s best. In order to be all that God has called us to be, we have to see ourselves as chosen, valuable and victorious.
Today, meditate on this truth. Let it sink down deep into your heart. Let it build confidence and security in you. As you understand your value in the eyes of God, you’ll be empowered to live the life of victory He has prepared for you!
Song came out of nowhere into my mind. So random. Been so long. What is my subconscious telling me?
If God is Love, and we were made in the image of God, then we were made in the image of Love; we were made to Love. I tell you, it is very, very, very, verily so that it is better to give than it is to receive. It is better to give Love, for even when no Love is given in return, you must be patient and recognize that moment – that smothered yet smoldering sparkle of hope in their eyes that they may come to know the Love that you have, that they may come to Love as you do. Because that is what we were made to do. We were made to Love, for we were made in the image of God, and never forget – always remember – God is Love.