NO LONGER AFRAID TO BE MYSELF
In years past, if I was successful at anything, I was successful at living life the wrong way. I was an expert at being somebody I wasn’t, instead of being who I was intended to be.
I became very good at being who and what the world expected me to be and was more than willing to conform to its ways. Bottom line, I was afraid to be myself. I was more concerned with how other people viewed me than about how I viewed myself, however, as Dr. Phil would say, “How’s that working for you?” It wasn’t.
My life changed radically when I got the revelation that I was created by God to be a unique individual, an original, not some cheap imitation or photocopy of someone else. I accepted the fact that I was who He had created me to be and I was no surprise to Him. He knew exactly how many hairs I had on my head and how many tears I cried. He knew the all of the sins I had committed and the ones yet to be committed. He knew everything about me and loved me anyway, just as I was. Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God (Ephesians 2:19).
PRAYER FOR TODAY
Awesome Lord, I have been given the power to set the course of my life! You have given me a revelation of who I am. I am acceptable in Your sight, not because of what I do but because of what You have created me to do. Not because of who I am, but of who You have destined me to be. I can never thank You enough for the investment You have made in my life.
THOUGHT FOR TODAY
When God created you, He had something special in mind.