Colossians 3:3-4 – You have died, and your [new, real] life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, Who is our life, appears…
When I think back to the person I was before God found me and think now on the woman He has created me to be (and continues to create!), there can only be rejoicing, grateful thanksgiving, and loving acknowledgement of His handiwork. And I wonder, looking out upon the world of men, how many others, not yet in Him, have that true life to discover. Knowing that our Father desires for all to come to saving faith (Ezekiel 18:32, 1 Timothy 2:4, 2 Peter 3:9), we’re talking about vast numbers of people who have yet to understand their “true life”!
We do not just become a more enhanced us, only now filled with an awareness of God, now filled with the Holy Spirit, now assured of eternity with God. We become entirely new people. The woman that I was – her motivations, her thoughts, her emotions, her belief systems, hopes, dreams, and desires – no longer exists at all! When the underlying premise of what life is all about dissolves under the purpose and power of God’s Word, there is nothing left behind to build upon. God does not build on the errant foundation of our misconceptions; He does not add His addition onto the life house we had been designing. He does not accommodate men’s traditions, philosophies, or politically correct attitudes. He recreates in Christ.
If you will take the time, every day, to get quiet before our Father, to recognize, as a born-again daughter of God, that He lives in you (Ephesians 3:17) and establishes His purposes in you (1 Thessalonians 3:13), if you will allow the Word of God to renew and transform your thinking (Romans 12:2), and the Holy Spirit to daily form and fashion the woman He knows you to be according to Heaven’s design, you too will look back in wonder at who you were and who you now are becoming! Do not let yourself down in this. An amazing life of blessing is there for you to step out into. The woman that God has for you to be, and the lives He has for you to bless, depend and wait upon your willingness to submit and expect in faith.
God’s Word on the subject:
Ephesians 2:10 Colossians 3:3-4