When I was a little girl, my favorite super-hero power was invisibility. I thought it both adventurous and advantageous to wander around totally undetected, spying on friends, and listening in on conversations. Don’t judge, forgive me I was ten.  Besides the obvious advantages, my favorite benefit of being invisible was protection. I could step out and explore, day or night without fear, because evil couldn’t see me. I’m sure I’m not the only child who dreamed of becoming invisible.

So when did we go from childhood fantasy, to actually believing we’ve acquired the super-hero power of invisibility?

If you are feeling invisible today, I have an important message from God. You’re not.

I have another important message; the only thing that matters, is God sees you.

The God of the Universe sees you. The One true God has many names, and El Roi is one of them.  El Roi, “the strong One who sees me.” Even if we were invisible to everyone else on earth, God sees us, and He is the only One who matters. His plan for us is not to remain unseen and unheard, and here’s why…

I don’t usually do the “word of the year” thing, but God gave me a word this year:

“EMERGE”

What does it mean? Here’s a tidbit from Merriam-Webster:

  • move out of or away from something and come into view
  • to rise or appear from a hidden or unknown place or condition : to come out into view
  • to become manifest :  become known  

Sounds quite the opposite of invisible, doesn’t it? God is calling us to emerge into the light and be the light. It’s time to step out and explore adventurous faith without fear, not because evil can’t see us, but because God can.  We may not be invisible, but we are protected by Him.

Let’s be careful we are not thinking more of ourselves than we ought. We can get locked up in pride when we are focusing on why we aren’t being seen, acknowledged. All we need to know, is God sees us. Did I say that already? No matter, we all need to hear it again. I’m right there in it with you.

Did you know, in the Bible God is referred to as being the invisible God? Satan has devised a plan; a lie he whispers into our ear: we are invisible and invisible means insignificant.  Well, that’s impossible if the word invisible is used to describe God. Can I get an Amen?

“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.”  Colossians 1:15 (NKJV)

Jesus is the image of the invisible God; and we are made in His image. It’s time to emerge from feeling invisible, to trusting God and becoming unstoppable. Are you ready?

 EMERGE

 

8 thoughts on “EMERGE~From Invisible to Unstoppable

  1. Doris, You are such an inspiration to me! I have always loved reading your blog and it always speaks to me in many ways. I know the Lord is guiding you to convey certain messages to us! Your words are not only filled with great information to ponder ~ they are spoken with such love and joy, that I look forward to just relaxing and reading your thoughts! You planted a seed a few months ago when you encouraged me to write a blog. Now that I am about to have a milestone birthday in a couple weeks, I am feeling this would be a good time for me to “emerge” and see what will happen if I begin this new endeavor. I would love to talk to you soon to get some advice on how to get started. Love you girlfriend! So glad God led me to worship and study with you and be your sister in Christ.

    1. Thank you Adenia, for your encouraging words! You are such a blessing and I appreciate these comments. I know you will create a wonderful blog. Go for it girlfriend!!

  2. Hey Doris! I’ve seen you on Compel, but I think this is the first time I’ve visited your blog. It’s lovely! I love your word, “emerge.” I often pray for myself, that I can be free and b old to be who God has created me to be. Fear makes me want to hold back and be invisible!

    1. Thank you for your feedback Betsy, and thank you for visiting my blog. You are very visible and the words you write will bring freedom to the captives. Fear has a way of keeping us in the shadows, but God has called us to emerge. You are a blessing, and today be blessed!

  3. Doris, this is so encouraging. Thank you for sharing your heart through your writing. Keep sharing and blessing others through it!

  4. What a great challenge today, Doris! Thanks for your writing!

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