Don’t run from who you are //
There’s this scene in the last Narnia film where little Lucy is casting a spell on herself to be her older sister Susan.. and Aslan interrupts as it unfolds. I guess maybe Lucy was feeling staying in her shoes was not an exciting option. Maybe she felt staying in her shoes held nothing special. Maybe she felt to stay in her shoes held little hope for her dreams. Somehow she’d gotten the idea that being Lucy meant less than what it meant to be Susan.. But with a righteous roar, Aslan interrupted – “you wished YOURSELF away – and with that so much more – your brothers and sister wouldn’t know Narnia without you – you discovered it first remember? You doubt your value, don’t run from who you are”
I think I can relate, and I also think many of us probably can – we so easily step out of our shoes for the sake of appearing as someone else with a ‘better,’ more promising story. We only step out of our shoes because we forget the power of our own story – that it holds a hope and promise of its own.
The thing is Lucy has always been my favourite; she’s brave, she has this close relationship with Aslan, and he seems rather fond of her. What made Aslan sad was when she wished herself away; the essence of the true Lucy he admired most was momentarily lost. I think, in a sense, we are all a Lucy of some kind.
What areas of your life might you feel his call to step back into your story and out of the tiresome act of another’s? Trust that is his call – and you will find him there, he wants you, not your idea of who you should be. //
“If Ear said, “I’m not beautiful like Eye, limpid and expressive; I don’t deserve a place on the head,” would you want to remove it from the body? If the body was all eye, how could it hear? If all ear, how could it smell? As it is, we see that God has carefully placed each part of the body right where he wanted it” 1 Corinthians 12:14-18 MSG