“For by a single offering He has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.”
Hebrews 10:14 (ESV)
“The value of identity of course is that so often with it comes purpose.”
Richard R. Grant
Before we even get started on this whole business of getting dressed, we need to step back and have a little chat about the importance of understanding who we are and who we are not. We need to understand our identity – that part of us that compels us to do and be in the every day. It’s the thing that tells us who we really are and what makes us special or not-so-special. Knowing who you are, your identity, is crucial to living an authentic life that lends itself to the freedom to enjoy who you are.
If you know Jesus, I can tell you a thing or two about your identity.
Here’s what I know for sure: I know that if you follow Jesus, then you are perfect, right now, for eternity.
Wild, right? Can you even fathom that? Perfect? That’s what Jesus did for you, and it’s a crazy mystery, especially seeing as we still sin. But yes, according to Hebrews 10:14, if you are being sanctified (being changed by God in preparation for heaven), you have been perfected for eternity.
This means that you don’t have to get there. You are there (in Heaven’s eyes). It means that you are not your sin. You are not the bad decision you made yesterday. You are not the stupid thing you said today.
You don’t have to be beautiful or smart or funny or good enough; you just have to let God mold you as He sees fit to make you more like Jesus. Accept the molding. Don’t strive or try harder; just offer yourself to Him daily. When you do this, when you let your identity be found in Him, you can live your life in freedom. You don’t have to pretend or get affirmation from how you look or what kind of clothes you have. You know that you are loved and perfect for eternity, so just live!
And follow the One who made you beautiful. (Frumps or pumps, He loves you the same.)
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