- Lisa's Jars of Joy
Embrace Who You Are in Christ
One of the most important lessons I’ve learned over the past five years is to celebrate and embrace the person God made me to be. It’s been a difficult transition in my heart and mind, but it has also set me free from so much bondage. Many of us live with a lifetime of thoughts that say, “I will never be enough,” or, “I’m too much so I need to tone it down,” or, “I have to be perfect so God will love and bless me more.”
But, these are lies from hell. We human beings are created in the image of God Himself. He filled us with everything we need for this life and the next. He made sure that the personalities, skills, gifts, and abilities we were born with are exactly what we need to fulfill our destiny here on earth and then in heaven with Him.
The issue that faces us, though, is do we really believe this truth? Do we really want to follow God no matter the cost? Other people and circumstances often beat us down from a very early age. We must be very careful with who and what we allow into our hearts and minds. Everyone has a motive and many people’s motives are often not honest and for our best interest.
I choose daily to believe who God says I am and to live my life in that truth. As I trust in God to transform me, (Philippians 1:6) He works in mysterious and miraculous ways. This holy union is sacred and produces a life that is pleasing to God.
Father God, You created us; male and female, in Your perfect image. (Genesis 1:27) We are Your workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10) Please protect us from evil people and imposers who will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. (2 Timothy 3:13) Help us not to merely listen to the Word, and so deceive ourselves, but to DO what it says. (James 1:22) May we put on the full armor of God, so that we can take our stand against the devil’s schemes. (Ephesians 6:11) Thank You that the Spirit of the Lord is not one of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7) Amen.