“There is a chamber also… -a chamber in God Himself, into which none can enter but the one, the individual, the peculiar man -out of which chamber that man has to bring revelation and strength for his brethren. This is that for which he was made -to reveal the secret things of the Father.”
George MacDonald, Unspoken Sermons, First Series, The New Name
If you are human, you will in all likelihood, at some point in your lifetime, discover that millions of people do whatever it is you do. You may very well find that whatever career, job, vocation, passion, or hobby you set yourself to pursuing, singular though it may be, is simultaneously being wooed by innumerable others. There is also a very good chance that on the spectrum of worst to greatest, you will find yourself bobbing about somewhere in the median. It is all really rather disconcerting considering there is something inside each of us that cries to distinguish ourselves from the masses. But herein lies a faulty way of thinking. To view ourselves on some spectrum spanning the ages is a human thing. To know God is to vault off of the spectrum entirely.
If I am the only me God has created, or ever will create, then my relationship with Him is unique and never to be repeated. I know Him in a peculiar way, and that produces fruit with a different flavor than that of anyone else. If this is true, then attempting to rate myself against others is not only meaningless but absurd, and discouragement can be unequivocally and effectively slain.
Glittering though all of this may be, such a truth comes with weight. If only I can pass through a certain door, it is my duty to haul out what is inside, and not wallow singly in the riches. If only I have the key to the chamber, it is my responsibility to open the door, enter in, and bring back the spoils.
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