“Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.” (Psalms 71: 21)
We are made to succeed. God has caused us to flourish and continues always to lead us to our best selves, our most perfect, satisfying, and productive lives. This ever-present divine Love is constantly lifting us up to a clearer awareness of our greatness, our real gloriousness and worthiness in the eyes of God. We can accept this, our true nature, and by doing so bless the world with our goodness and light.
This spiritual success and its expression in our life and work, does not leave us then to fend for ourselves. We may realize our true stature and all that we have to give, and people may respond to our qualities and our pure motives. This does not mean that we are now taking over for God, or that we are left to suffer and be burdened for our goodness and success, like some martyr. As the psalmist knew, we get to be comforted “on every side.”
You never fail to be surrounded by the very things that keep you feeling safe and at peace. Greatness, spiritual understanding and power, may put us on the front lines, but we have God before us and behind us and beside us. We are in a mighty company, and we will always have that protection, that reliance. It isn’t up to us to go it alone. We may at times feel misunderstood or that our purpose makes us both attractive to others as well as a target. But we can’t forget that a comfort is ours at all times and under all circumstances. This is the Christ, the Comforter that revealed our glory to us to begin with. This same tender Love is still here to show us that we are always cared for, supported, blessed, and beloved.
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