I am a person. For a long time, though, other people didn’t see me as one.
When I was in my 40s, the delegitimization changed from hidden to in-your-face. I had no clue what was happening, or why. When you don’t know what’s happening, or why – or even when you think you do – here’s a good rule of thumb: Follow the Lord. Listen to his voice. Find his eyes up ahead of you on the path. Go that way. He’ll take you the right direction even when you can’t figure out for the life of you what is going on.
I did not know that the narrow, windy, precipitous path where God took me led me back to full personhood – or rather, into true personhood as I had never experienced it.
Somewhere along the path, I began to realize that Jesus was establishing my identity. Then, it became clear that Holy Spirit was affirming my validity. But only now do I see: Father was doing an even more basic work. Identity and validity mean nothing except in the context of personhood.
From What About Women? A Spirit-to-spirit Exposé © 2013 by Deborah P. Brunt. All rights reserved.