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.
Paul wrote: "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)
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. Christ's 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)
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 God's definition of who you are?
Pray this 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.
Lisa Bevere is an international speaker, best-selling author, and co-founder of Messenger International. In her transparent style, Lisa shares God’s Word woven with personal experiences to empower lives with freedom and transformation. Her heart breaks over social injustice. As an advocate for change, she rallies others to be an answer to desperate problems near and far. Lisa begins her days with mochas and ends them laughing around the dinner table. Lisa lives in Colorado Springs with the love of her life, author and speaker John Bevere, and their family.