More Than Me

14 Feb

More Than Me…

In Mark 1:42, a leper was healed by Jesus, but it doesn’t say the man was healed of leprosy. It says, “the leprosy left” him as if the leprosy was something separate and other than the man.

It’s natural to associate the man with the disease. The man was a leper. But Jesus separates the disease and the man.

We, as Jesus’s people, need to do the same. We often look at people as what they’re afflicted with: this man’s a sinner, this one’s a selfish man, this woman’s a bitter person, this one is this and that one is that.

But instead of seeing a bitter person, see a person who’s under the affliction of bitterness, but doesn’t have to be. Don’t just see a selfish person, see a person who’s under selfishness, but can be set free.

God didn’t make them that way. Start seeing the person not as they appear to be, but as God made them to be and as Jesus can redeem them to become. Treat them as such, and you will stop seeing lepers, and you will start seeing the leprosy leave.

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” 1 Samuel 16:7

Make it your goal to see people the way God intends them to be. See through their sins and imperfections to the person God made them to be.

Walk daily with God at your side!

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