Mother always tells me “look at the mirror, that is potential, you have all it takes Grace, all it takes to be great”.
I never understood, I thought it was another of those things she likes to exaggerate about. My reflection, potential? how? I was dark skinned, skinny, straight and freckled. How can any of these be considered a potential? I cried.
But then she added, “your mirror is the Bible. At this point, I threw my hands in the air, who wants to look like an archaic, and primitive book I thought. Not cool.
Little did I know; that truth changed everything.
That these old stacks of paper of columns and irregular arrangement of chapters and verses, is everything it takes, everything I need, everything I am. I know whose I am. I am the reflection of God.
I am His Word.
Now when I look into it, oh I know! I am beautiful, crystal, perfect. My hair has never shone brighter.
My lips became as a honeycomb, it brought forth sweet things. My words became fire, setting hearts aflame! So profound was this realization it changed everything. From the air around me to every step I took. So much so that I drew strength from it everyday; the Word refreshing me refilling me.
Mother saw it too. Then she’d smiled and clasped her hands, lifting it to heaven she said “Thank you Lord”.
Today, I stand tall, my vision enlarged as an eagles. I soar and roar and the devil bolts at my command.
He placed me far above all principalities and powers and made me a god. I was set free.
Free off infirmities, free off mediocrity, off all worries. Now I’m blessed up because my place is at the top.
Now I’ll tell you, look into your Bible, see yourself in it for therein lies all you need, all it takes to be great.
How much of your time do you use in studying the Bible? What steps will you take to improve?
© Grace Okoliko 2019