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.