“Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him.”Colossians 3:10
One of the biggest issues we will ever face in life is answering the question “who am I?” Discovering your identity is one of the most important journeys you will ever embark upon. It is a journey that starts before we are ever aware of our need to establish identity. The homes we are raised in, our family dynamics, the relationships we are involved in, shape us both negatively and positively. They mold and create in us a false identity. Remember the story of the wife who cuts the ends of the ham? She did it that way because her mother did it that way. And her mother’s mother did it that way because her mother did it that way. Turns out, great grandma would cut the ends off so that the ham would fit in their tiny oven. Fast forward to the present, and there’s no need to cut the ends off, because there’s plenty of room to cook the ham the way it is. What things from our past have shaped us into who we are today? When we analyze our lives, are we where we want to be? Our we who God called us to be? Colossians 3:10 speaks of this incredible invitation to throw off our old nature, and put on our new nature. Everything that shapes us into who we are, throw it off, and enter into a process of renewal that can only come from discovering our new nature. Our true nature. See we will never truly know who we are, until we know whose we are. The Apostle Paul goes on to say “learn to know your creator, and become like Him!” God in His incredible love releases this invitation to not only discover who He is, but to discover who we are as well!
“Heavenly Father, thank you for Your Word. I look to you and know that you are my creator! My purpose, my destiny, and my identity is found in you! Holy Spirit make me a worshipper! Teach me how to enter into my Father’s presence! I strip off my old nature, and am ready to be renewed! I am ready for full fellowship with you my creator! I want to know you, and become like you! I want to know you, and know myself! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!”