Nothing Wrong with Being Me
I had a revelation as I was in a Bible study tonight: there is nothing wrong with being me. If I want to show up in my life with the power of the Holy Spirit, I need to entirely believe this truth. I am who God made me to be, and that is very good.
But what about that fall and the human heart being deceitful beyond understanding? (Genesis 3 and Jeremiah 17:9) I don’t need to worry about that because Christ has redeemed me and given me a new heart (Ephesians 1:7). I don’t have a deceitful heart of stone anymore. I have a loving heart of flesh (Ezekiel 11:19). God created me, and I am very good (Genesis 1:31). One might say that it is good to be me.
One of my favorite phrases in the Acts of the Apostles is when the church in Jerusalem writes a letter and says, “It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us…” (Acts 15:28)
In the beginning the Word says that the Spirit of God hovered over the void of creation (Genesis 1:2). The Holy Spirit hovered over my creation too. I don’t have to worry about having been a miscreation. There is no such thing when it comes to the works of God. I am who God wants me to be. I never have to fear that I will become anything but that (Philippians 1:6).
Jesus Christ is the creator of my faith and the One who empowers and transforms that faith to its perfection (Hebrews 12:2).
I am who God says I am, and I can walk in the power of God flowing through me and the confidence of that knowledge (John 7:38-39).
I am not a mistake.
God’s call and gifts are irrevocable (Romans 11:29). My giftings and that constant tugging on my heart to move forward on a certain path are not a mistake; neither does God regret giving them to me. No sin I commit will have God regretting God’s gifts to me. God gives without regret.
I can walk in confidence empowered by the Holy Spirit on the journey that seems good to the Holy Spirit and me.
One with God. I am one with God. There is no separation.
Jesus said, “In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you.” (John 14:20)