Wow LOYALTY, such a true and powerful yet practical word! Yet when used in context of human manifestation seems to be a world of complex and distorted scenario based application. Meaning when applied the initial intent of the word loyalty seems to evaporate in our everyday practice‼️
While I’m not here to judge or proclaim that I am a Subject Matter Expert. I do know one person that is. His name is Christ Jesus! He has taught me through his experience that Character and Integrity of who someone is. Is not based on our flawed meet and greet moments in life.
We use the phrase “First Impressions are everything”! Yet who said that ??? God loved the homeless and his parents equally. He showed no favoritism to a stranger, official, disloyal friend, and or personal companion. He granted mercy to all impressions and when asked Who He was? His simple yet powerful response was Who do you say that I AM? While this question in its lowest denominator can stretch the time and space continuum I will leave with this.
When your Identity is found in Christ and not man. When you are one in Christ. Planted like a tree in streams of water. Your loyalty is found to be concrete and unfailing. It’s unwavering and grounded! It’s roots stem from a place of love and it’s principle is on one Of foundation in Gods word. The word loyalty translates to a love character that can see a clear path in all roads of conversations, scenario, and application. It’s approach is a formula rooted in authenticity and transparency. Introspection is at its core and it’s never afraid to admits it’s fragile and yet undeveloped branch. Because it’s core is not rooted in what can be seen. Seasons don’t change the root of a tree. It’s Planted!!!
People’s perspectives of you and loyalty rest in who they see you to be through the lens or mirror of the understanding of God in there lives. There’s a scripture that says “Now we see through a mirror dimly” If we used the word now as our Faith. Our perceptions of others are based on the words we say and the situations we experience yet thats not the Final Say! The word continues with “But when the perfect comes that which is partial shall be done away”!!! So could it be the reflection, attitude, behavior and integrity stem through the rooted development of Christ fully formed in your personal life!!!
Wow this revelation may seem daunting but could it be people’s impression is not based on your rooted identity but based on their developed or undeveloped version of who they are in that particular situation or relationship.
My daughter was born with an inverted eye at birth. No complications in her health Thank God but as a result being that she was new to the earth. They admitted her into the NICU for sometime to ensure her eyelids would fully heal through the pressures of birth. Once the eyelids recover from swelling she would be okay to go Home! While at first I was disappointed at the outcome of the birth. I was reminded by the NICU doctor that this was the most healthy, loving, joyful baby they had seen in years. It brought joy to there lives. Now if you didn’t know her through experience you would think she’s a sick baby in the NICU. Yet her rooted self was not the impression the only person that knew that was the Doctor and the person who created her!!!
Thus you can’t allow what people see to determine who Christ has called you to be. Yes you may have to wait till you recover it all but trust that He will carry you through. At the core there’s a life in you that will develop into a tree that with stands every storm. Christ sees you as his beautiful creation. How do I know that because His words say so! “My frame was not hidden from You, When I was being formed in secret, And intricately and skillfully formed [as if embroidered with many colors] in the depths of the earth. Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written The days that were appointed for me, When as yet there was not one of them [even taking shape].”
Psalms 139:15-16 AMP
I pray that Christ may be fully formed in you so that you can see me, treat me, be loyal to me, be friend me, do community with me, through the lens of the perfect One Christ Jesus‼️
Who Am I you Ask??????!!!! This is Who I am!!!
I am who Christ says I am,
“I Am A CHOSEN RACE, A royal PRIESTHOOD, A CONSECRATED NATION, A [special] PEOPLE FOR God’s OWN POSSESSION, so that I may proclaim the excellencies [the wonderful deeds and virtues and perfections] of Him who called Me out of darkness into His marvelous light. Once I was NOT A PEOPLE [at all], but now I am GOD’S PEOPLE; once I had NOT RECEIVED MERCY, but now I have RECEIVED MERCY.”
1 Peter 2:9-10
Hope that answers your question! ~Nikelcia Marcelin