We All Have Clay Feet
We all Have Clay Feet
You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces.
In the text, King Nebuchadnezzar of ancient Babylon saw in a dream what He perceived to be an invincible image. Daniel explained the dream to him and one would think that he would have properly applied what was told to him. Through a course of events, just two chapters later you find this man out in the wild roaming the fields like a wild animal on his hands and his feet, eating grass like an ox.
Have you ever thought about how close you are to a fall?
One of the things that I was taught early in ministry by my Bishop is that with such free access to social media, we all are just one mouse click, one email, one text, or just one voicemail away from having everything that we’ve done build our integrity and reputation, all can come crashing down and scattered in the wind of public mockery in a matter of moments
We All Have Clay Feet.
None of us are invincible, Proverbs 16:18 teaches us that; “Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall”.
If you have been around any length of time, you will have come to the conclusion that being talented is not enough to bring about success. In fact if people choose you simply on the basis of your gift rather than your heart, then you will be a problem to them and yourself. We are not called to be legends in our own eyes. We are called to serve.
It About Character Development.
I love the story of 1 Sam 22, wherein David while on the run from King Saul,
escapes to the Cave of Adullam. And everyone who was in distress, everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was discontented gathered to him.(vs.2) We all need those safe havens for our development. It would be a place where people who aren’t necessarily impressive to start with; people with issues and attitude problems, would be able to just come and hide in the atmosphere of the Word and the anointing, until the Spirit of faith and dignity came on them like it did to those men who came to David in the cave.
Later accounts tell of David’s Mighty Men, the very ones who had started out below the bottom rung, but who later were capable of mighty accomplishments and victories.
Just because ‘We All Have Clay Feet’, does not mean we all have to fall.
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