Posted in Seek Peace and Pursue it

The “Real” Me

Naturally I am easily irritated, easily angered and sharp-tongued.  Over the last few years, God had transformed me.

I am patient.

I am kind.

Naturally I worry, I fret, I am anxious.

I refuse to waste my life in worry or dread.

My mind is peaceful, clear, calm.

I once thought the “real” me was the way I was born. 

But what if that is not true?

What if the “real” me is who I have become in Christ?  The one I am becoming little by little, day by day?

It is only by the transforming grace of Christ that I become who I truly was meant to be.

The one He imagined when He created me.

The “real” me has been transformed by love.

“Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion;  And be constantly renewed in the spirit of your mind [having a fresh mental and spiritual attitude], And put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God’s image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:22-26

Amen.  So be it.

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