‘And the angel came to her and said, “Rejoice, favored woman! The Lord is with you.” Luke 1:28
Your presence is no small thing, you know. Like Mary, when you say, “yes”, you are God’s child. You shine.
An ordinary earthling, she blended in with the crowd.
The small-minded, self-appointed “religious ones” of her day would have likely dismissed her call as foo-foo. But, she followed her heart … yes, you could say she followed the call of her Creator hook, line, and sinker. She went all-in. And, she did not give the small minds a chance to talk her out of it. Mary’s freedom came from letting go of what others might think, and choosing to give Father God everything she had.
In cold-blood she walked away.
She stepped aside.
She got some fresh air.
She went to God’s people…reminded herself who she was in God Most High, and didn’t let the small minds convince her that her dreams were too big.
When your call begins to repeat and pull, throw the small-minded aside.
Your only answer is, “yes, Lord”.