When God Decides Who You Are
At some point, all of us have conformed to the world’s lies. Our actions and lifestyles validated them. But now that we are in Christ, we have turned our backs on those lies. It’s time to find our true purpose.
I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the wonderful future [God] has promised to those He called. I want you to realize what a rich and glorious inheritance He has given to his people.
Ephesians 1:18 NLT
Christ embodies every dream and hope, not only in heaven but also as an inheritance for you on earth. He gives you purpose, plans, and a future. His death defines your life.
When I look at God’s holiness and then look at myself, it seems impossible that I have been created in the image of God. Looking at ourselves, we can only see what is possible. But looking at God, we can see the impossible:
…You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
1 Peter 2:9 NIV
God defines you because He has chosen you. He separated you from the world to bring you back to Himself. He delivered you out of darkness into the light so that you can declare His praises. You belong to Him, having been purchased with the priceless blood of His Son. He calls you chosen, royal, holy, and His very own. Will you live by His definition of who you are?
Pray with me:
Father, redefine my life today. I have turned away from the world’s standards, and I no longer heed its lies. Transform me. Renew my mind and guide me on the path of righteousness. I want to see Your beauty and light when I look over my life. I ask to see myself as You see me. Reveal Your love and truth to me. It’s in Your precious name I pray. Amen.