In His image - living it
Being created in His image - what do I do after that? I now have a new mind, I'm beginning to see things in light of this new revelation that I now have. My mind becomes of me. But I find that this new me has become a war zone of sorts. For most of the usual and natural actions of mine, there is a strong resistance within me, I fight this inner turmoil that sometimes is so overwhelming. This new person/mind who is quickened within me is defending me against my own folly. How do I handle this?
After days and months of fighting back and voiceless and sometimes loud arguments within and with myself, I give up. And this is when God begins His work. There is a peace that engulfs me in the hopeless situation I am in. It is like the calm in the depths of the sea. As much as there waves tossing to and fro on the surface of the sea and along the shore, there is this strange contrast as I swim deeper and further. All I had to do was swim deeper into His love. When I am at the end of my strength, I feel a new surge of vigor that overpowers me.
Just when I begin to think I have made the right decision in choosing to let God, I am made to realize that it is God who chooses us rather than we choosing Him.
'5My choice is you, God, first and only. And now I find I'm your choice! 6You set me up with a house and yard. And then you made me your heir. Psalms16:5-11 (MSG)
The Psalmist goes on to say in verse 10 - 'You cancelled my ticket to hell - that's not my destination.' Isn't that just too profound? A ticket to hell cancelled, any day that's the best news ever.
Each one of us are put to this grind often times in our life. Only a few make it to the other side. Giving up mid-way is not the answer, as I've found lately. God begins His work and there is no turning back. He will see us through to the other side.
15 Yes. I'll stay with you, "I'll protect you wherever you go, and I'll bring you back to this very ground. I'll stick with you until I've done everything I promised you." Genesis 28:15 (MSG)
On this I rest my heart at peace!