Issaih 43:18 says “Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.” (MSG)
What the holy spirit revealed to me while reading this message regarding my transformation is that the reason it’s difficult for some of us to let go and accept our new lives in Jesus Christ is an identinty crisis..We don’t know who we are.
Our identity is ofted shaped by our past,our intrests,characteristics, personalities and so on…
I came to realise that all this time I was living a life which required me to have certain characteristics and in doing these things a certain personality is built inside of me. After i had accepted Jesus in my life and made a choice that from now on I’m living to follow him, it was difficult because now I ddn’t know who I was,I couldn’t be the person I was in the late night clubs,while drinking, in sexual sin and drug abuse.To mantain that lifestyle a sinful character was built in me aswell, such as lying,stealing money, sexual immorality and so forth.Yes, even the way I dressed,the way i spoke is different now.I needed a complete software reboot. I had to find out who I was in Christ..
To move on and fully indulge in the love and joy of the new life i had been given, I had to find out who I was,I had finally figured out that I was looking for myself in all the wrong places. Sometimes God takes away the things you treasure the most, the things you completely insert your whole being in, to show you that you are looking for yourself in the wrong places..
In Colossians 1:7 Jesus tells us that our Joy and Identity is found in him. How can you find the real you, the you that will be enternally happy without you having to sacrifice your morals and values,without you having to become a slave to sin and addictions, not the artificial happiness that tags along with an artificial you. We all thought we were happy all these years, till that expiry date when it all disappeared.
But I promise the you that “you” will find in Jesus and the happiness in which that “you” will have is enternal!
Find yourself in serving the Lord,reading his word, by seeking his will in everything you do, seeking to bring him Glory.You were made for God, thats your purpose, look to him for your identity.
Think about it, if you were made for him,by him then you were made in a specific way,given a specific identity to cater for a specific purpose.How can your specific identity not be happy doing specifically what it was specifically made for..
Another thing stop comparing yourself to others,one thing I do is look at other girls and look myself down because their just so beautiful! No! You are your own person! Not a photocopy!
You face,body; from your head to toe is perfect for your purpose on this earth..Just perfect.