Sally Field will probably never live down standing in front of the Academy Awards audience, and uttering those words! Actually, I didn’t see anything wrong with it; she expressed her happiness at impressing her peer group and had the Oscar in her hand to prove it! Obviously I am watching the Oscars!
In grade school, if there were ever a team to be chosen, one person on each side would call a name until everyone had been picked. What you didn’t want was to be picked LAST, that was just plain embarrassing! When I was in the 10th grade, being the new kid, I was chosen last until one day we played kick ball! I was a MASTER of the game! I could kick the ball out of the park, and everybody wanted me on their team, but when it came time to play basketball my 5’2 frame couldn’t jump high enough to throw a ball into the basket, nor guard anyone…they were able to just throw the ball over my head…so I was back to being chosen last!
We all want to be important to someone, to be the most important person in at least one person’s life at least I did… I still do. There is one time that I always feel first, that is when I have my prayer time with my Lord. There have been times that I haven’t felt close enough to Him and maybe a little jealous because I would see Him working through someone, feel their anointing or hear them give a wonderful sermon, maybe read something wonderfully inspired that they have written, and then I would wonder if I could ever earn being first, even with God.
You have children who need you for everything in their little world, then they grow up and have spouses of their own, and you WANT that for them, want them to be happy, but then you are left, again. So what is the solution for this? Are you there? If you read the Psalms you find that David felt alone, a lot, but he found consolation in his Lord way out in desert places caring for his sheep. I am not trying to sound pitiful here, just explaining something that I feel in my spirit that a lot of us experience, are there any honest people out there?
So with my dad gone I still have my aging mother who needs me which makes the fact that both of my children are grown and married easier to bear, but the good news is that I have found a friend that sticks closer than a brother Proverbs 18:24 and He is always there for me in any crisis! I don’t have to call Him on the cell phone, or try to find Him, all I have to do is call out His name. “You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am, I’ll come running to see you again. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, all you have to do is call and I’ll be there, yes I will, You’ve got a friend” There is a wonderful scripture that really gives me all the assurance that the wounded ego of a young girl, or middle-aged wife ever needs: John 15:16 You didn’t choose me. I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit-fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in My name.
So what is my job, the most important thing I can do since He has done me the great favor of choosing me? It is to bear fruit, to help where I can, someone, anyone find the Lord, to show His love and compassion in my everyday life, to represent Him in the best way possible. I am so proud that He chose me and guess what, He chose you too! #weareimportanttoGod