Happy Valentine’s Day! Since it is the day for lovers, it would only be natural for us discuss attraction, right?
So, we started this year, saying that 2021 would be the year of Attraction. When God initially told me that I had the slightest clue as to what attraction would mean.
I was journaling one day and God revealed to me the difference between attracting and being attracted. When we attract, we are drawn to people. When we are attracted, people are drawn to us. We see a similar pattern in nature. A bee is attracted to a flower, hence why the bee seeks out the flower versus the other way around, with a flower attracting a bee. It’s a subtle difference in the direction of attraction, instead of the flower initiating the attracting, the bee does. The same is true for us, as Believers, created in God’s Image, people are attracted to us.
Now the king was attracted to Esther more than to any of the other women, and she won his favor and approval more than any of the other virgins. So he set a royal crown on her head and made her queen instead of Vashti.ESTHER 2:17 NIV
Esther had an aura that drew King Xerxes in and propelled him to choose her out of all the other many, many women. He would also later on grant her request to save her people, the Jewish people from being annihilated by Haman. The directionality and initiation was not from Esther but the King and though she did not know it at the time, the King’s attraction to her would end up saving her people.
This happens to us sometimes, in the form of people who enter our lives at seemingly random times. We might not initially be aware of the reasons why God tells us to pray for them, give them a particular book or buy them dinner. And though we may not have an answer at first, we can be confident that there is a spiritual attraction at play and that God is orchestrating a relationship that one day will bear fruit. Fruit such as healing in that person’s life, a new job, restoration of their relationship with Jesus. freedom from addiction etc. This is the reason that Jesus tells us in John 15:16, that we didn’t choose him but he chose us, to go out and bear fruit that will last.
Jesus did not go searching for people to heal and bless, but people sought him out. Since Jesus’ lives, breathes and operates within us, people will always be attracted to us, not for who we are but for whose we are!
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