She has her eye on him. She’s interested. When she first met him, she thought he was arrogant. Now she says it’s just his personality. She’s willing to accept the arrogance, because it may serve her purpose. Oh. How our standards change when we see we can use the person who at first glance was unappealing. When we see that we might benefit from their flaws, we’re willing to accept them.
She’s doing her best to catch his attention. And keep it. She wants his eyes on her. She wants him to find her invaluable. She makes sure he is aware of everything she is doing. And she’s doing her best. She’s putting her best foot forward. Everything she does is with him in mind. Hoping to win his favor. Hoping to earn his trust. Hoping to show that she’s better than what others say she is.
She’s playing nice. Right now. She’s proving herself. She knows her stuff. She’s good at what she does. Perhaps she’s done this before. She thinks this move will put her in the good graces of those who are most powerful. She thinks this move will set her up for success.
Oh. This is not a romantic relationship she’s seeking. This is business. Strictly business.
Is she being foolish? Is she doing the right thing? Will this act really work? Only time will tell.
I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. Exodus 20:5
If only she would work this hard to please another man. The one who knows her by name. The one who created her. The one who sees all she does. Hears every word she says. Reads every thought she thinks. If only she would do her best to win His favor.
The man who will judge her on that most important day. Judgment day. He’s the only one she needs to please. Doesn’t she know this? I’m not saying she doesn’t try to please Him. But she sure is spending a lot of time and effort trying to please someone who may never notice her. And then where will she be? Will she look for someone new? When there’s someone who’s always been there for her? Waiting for her to notice him. To seek his approval. He already loves her. He’s waiting in the wings for her to reach out to him. He wants her affection and love. He wants her full attention.
No. He’s not waiting in the wings. He’s standing in full view. For her to see. She just needs to focus on Him. But He’s waiting. And He’ll continue to wait. Patiently. Oh so patiently. I hope she notices Him before it’s too late.
She says she knows Him. But I wonder. I wonder if she works as hard to please Him as she is working to please this new man.
I’m not her judge. I’m not her jury. I want the best for her. God’s best. Heaven knows, I’m just like her. I see myself in her. I try to get others to notice me. I try to please others when I want them to do something for me. I try to outshine others if I think it will advance my cause. I try to be everything and do everything to please others. Why don’t I do that for Him?
Why don’t I think of Him first when I put on my pleasing routine? Why don’t I go to him first when I’m hurting or afraid? Why don’t I allow His patience to soothe and comfort me when I’m waiting impatiently? Why don’t I put Him first? Why don’t I?