Updated: Mar 15
The looked-over, unseen folks are often that way because they simply don't want to be noticed for whatever reason. Some are perfectly happy by living quietly, working hard, and tending to their own business. Some would call them, "wall-flowers" preferring to blend in rather than stand out in any way. I've come to see their meek demeanor with far more insight and greatly appreciate their gentle, quiet strength. Many are simply very discerning of others and their surroundings. With maturity, I now can see the "class" in their work ethic, their honesty, and choosing their words carefully, if at all.
In my younger days, a "class-act" was well-dressed, in the best social circles, and was a chameleon, able to adapt to any situation. My first 30 years were spent living that lie, I was simply put, a fool with little discernment, trying to "become" worthy in the eyes of others. After experiencing the folly of trying to be a "self-made" invention of pride, by His grace alone, my understanding began to change. This took years for me to understand...
A "class-act" is meek, not bent on the demonstration of power or seeking influence. A class act is rarely the best dressed in the crowd because they understand the stature of a man is not in his attire, but in his heart. A class act is seldom heard, seeking to understand their surroundings quietly, almost overtly; but when asked, what they think, will have a far better grasp of the situation than those who did most of the talking.
A class act is lead into dry places, to seek His will. A class act always sees abundance even with little and has a heart of gratitude. A class act will wait for His timing, instead of rushing ahead. A class act will hang back, behind the crowd, esteeming others as more important than themselves. A class act is not continually striving to be heard, but instead, their words are few, yet meaningful. A class act often is the unnoticed, the quiet, may even wear braided pigtails, have gray roots, and dresses comfortably. They're often found working in gardens or at home dedicating their lives to their children and going without, in order to assure everyone else in their circle has what they need.
These, THESE are among the ones who will be clothed in fine white raiment. These are the ones with a seat reserved for them at the KING'S table. These are the ones Yeshua calls His sheep, His Bride, gives them a new name, calls them, "beloved," wipes away all their tears, and promises eternal life to be a reward.
The epitome of a class act is achieved with humility, tears, and perseverance. To be a beacon of heaven YaH needs you right where you are, exactly the way you are. Be encouraged for the days ahead. Often, being insulated and isolated is how He protects us, as we come to eventually understand. Don't allow anyone to get you to ever question where you live or how you live. Confidently, live day to day, continuing to do as you are led. Our path is not conventional; it is narrow. May you be encouraged and rest in His Shalom, continuing to demonstrate what it is to be called, "a class act," not the world's way, but the way of the MOST HIGH EL.
- Matthew 5:5- Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
- Psalm 37:11- .. But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity. The lowly will possess the land and will live in peace and prosperity.
- Psalm 149:4- For the Adone taketh pleasure in His people: He will beautify the meek with salvation.
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