The world needs the you God created you to be today more than ever.
There is a difference between who you were born to be and who God created you to be.
Because of the fall of man, we are all born into this world as sinners and this is not who God created us to be.
We are made in His image and as such, our goal is to become more like Him. The only way we can accomplish this is by developing a deep, personal relationship with his son, Jesus Christ. We need to surrender ALL of ourselves to Him and let Him take control of every aspect of ourselves and our lives. Be willing to let go of who others think we are and who we think we are.
I can only speak from my own personal experience. I was a shy, backward person that suffered from social anxieties, feared the world and thought of myself as a ‘thing’ that existed, not a person that lived. Even if you think you’re too old to change or for Christ to change you, I’m going to be 52 years old and didn’t understand the meaning of surrendering all of myself to Him until 2 years ago. Since that day, He is bringing out who HE made me to be. I am loving people more than I ever thought I could. I’m no longer afraid of the world and for once in my life, I can say I love myself. I love who God created me to be. I’m more at peace about today and the future than I ever thought possible. My past is where it belongs, in the past. My past no longer dictates who I am, God does.
We can become the loving, peaceful children of God as we learn and grow closer to Him through studying His Word, spending time in prayer, finding a church home to worship Him with and serving one another. As I grow closer to Him, I am understanding the need for all of this and I’m starting to do it naturally. If I don’t spend time with Him or my church family, I greatly miss it.
If you don’t know Christ, I urge you to learn about Him and come to know Him as your savior. This is the only way you’ll truly understand the meaning of mercy, grace and peace beyond understanding.
Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:1-2)