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Discover the real you

By April 20, 2016 No Comments

Long journeys can create deep hunger.  That is true metaphorically as well as nutritionally. For some reason after long day of travel, I develop a hankering for buffalo wings, the spicier the better. I am thankful for the invention of voice activated,  GPS guided, smart phones that can lead you to a desired destination by voice request. One time, I made the request to navigate to the nearest wings place and could almost smell the heavenly mixture of mango and habanero.  But instead of leading me to my destination, the reply I received was “location not found”. 
 
My personal journey guide was confused because I had turned off my location services while on my flight.  I could not be found, so I could not be directed. If you don’t know who you are, you can easily lose your way in life. Before you can discover your destiny, you must understand your identity. 
 
There are some things that will change along your journey in life:  function, assignments, and skills are all adaptable. There are three things that form your identity that will never change because they were imprinted into your DNA by God. 

 
Ephesians 1:4-6
He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved.

Three indelible components of identity are:
 
1. You Are Chosen
God chose you before He created the world. He picked you and put you on a winning team. You are God’s first and best choice and He is totally good with that. God is not stuck with you. He wants you. 
 
2. You Are Loved
You are totally and completely loved without having to do anything but receive it. He loved you before you lived. He loved you when you were living at your worst. He loves you when you do your best and when you fall short in life. It’s easy for God to love you.
 
3. You Are Accepted 
God has never rejected you. He completely and unconditionally accepts you. He sees where you need to grow and learn and still does not reject you. In fact, He is attracted to areas of your life that don’t look like him yet so you can discover who your really are in Him. His acceptance overcomes the rejection that comes in life. 
 
Think about a time you were not chosen, loved or accepted and allow God to show you who you really are. Let the frustration of your journey turn into a new hunger for destiny. Your guide awaits. 
 
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