Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Authentic You or Your Representative?

Colossians 3:9 ESV

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices...

*Today, God is want us to grow to appreciate ourselves including our shortcomings, the things we have been through and currently face, and accept who you are as the person He proclaims you to be without worry about or comparing yourself to others or comparing yourself to your life when before you were born again.

In today's world, people are often selfish and unable to relate to or help others properly because of how they view themselves. They may not be happy with their choices in life; therefore, they cover up the truth with lies....Lies could be everything from hiding behind an array of enhancements for your appearance or what you own, pretending to have or be something you aren't, fabricating your family life, or even modeling your lifestyle to embrace what is accepted in the world vs what God tells us to stand by. All these are lies, particularly if you are more dependent on this to get you through vs being reliant on God. God wants us to be the authentic individuals He ordained us to be in order to carry out our true purpose. (If you don't know you purpose in Him ask, review your talents, and see how they line up with the word of God.)

Who we are as authentic individuals was meant to be a testimony to share and be able to relate to others, be edified by our brothers and sisters in Christ, and empowered by the word of God. Don't allow yourself to be covered up, miss out on what you want because you are ashamed that you desire it, or conform to the standards and thoughts of this world. That is NOT  the norm or reality God wants us to face. He has more in store for us, people for us to meet, and impacts we need to make. However, you must first keep it real with Him and yourself before you can with someone else...

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