It’s time you discovered the real you!

God has a packaged gift for you—but the gift must be unpacked and used for its blessing to be enjoyed! Have you unpacked your gift?
Have you discovered the treasures of God’s blessings that come with the gift of salvation? Do you know your rights and benefits as a child of God? Are you walking in the fullness of all God has made available to you? Why ask these questions? Because, it gives God great pleasure to see His children walking in the fullness of all He has made available to them, but it is only when you know what belongs to you that you can truly enjoy the blessing of God’s gift.
 
 

Many people have settled for the ordinary, in spite being in possession of an extraordinary gift!

Many people have not fully grown into what God has called them to be. They have settled for the ordinary. Have you settled for the ordinary?  The truth is, you were not made to be ordinary. You were not called to be average. You have an extraordinary calling and have been given the authority to walk in it. God has given you something special. All you need to do is unpack the gift and discover the treasure you possess. Discovering this gift from God is a journey we must all personally undertake. It is an assignment too crucial to delegate to others. It is an invitation too important to opt out of. It is, in fact, the most exciting and fulfilling quest you can ever partake in. God has a vested interest in you, and He wants you to know what belongs to you. When you discover what God has in store for you, you will step out of the ordinary and step into the life that God has ordained for you. You will be equipped and empowered to live a victorious life!
 

Receiving God’s gift of salvation makes you a brand-new person with a brand-new purpose.

God wipes the slate clean and gives you a fresh start. Your past failures are put behind you, and a new world of possibilities is placed in front of you. You become born-again! You are born into God’s kingdom and are made a partaker of His blessing. This is God’s gift to you! But it’s more than a gift—it’s an invitation to a relationship! It’s a call to fellowship and friendship with the Creator. Better still, you can come as you are, and God will receive you and transform you to be the best He has called you to be. 
 

Discover the Real You

If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior, the Bible calls you a new creature in Christ. There is a whole new world of possibilities available to you. You have become a new caliber of person; a new species of being so to speak. The old person is gone and the new has come. In fact, the real you has come! Your real purpose, which was created by God but became corrupted in sin has been corrected by Christ. Through Christ, your life is redirected to God’s divine purpose. Your corrupted sinful past is wiped out, and God has made you a brand-new person. The real person you were born to be is revealed.

2 Corinthians 5:17 says: 

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new (KJV).

This scripture establishes your identity as a believer. You are a new creature in Christ. The word “new” is translated from the Greek word kainos. This word means “unused,” or “unworn.” It also means “of a new kind,” or “unprecedented.” If you have given your life over to Christ, you are now of a new kind. You are unused and unworn. The mistakes and condemnation from your past have been forgiven. You are a new person. This is your identity in Christ!

In the same verse, it says “all things have become new.” The word “become” is translated from the Greek word ginomia. This word means “to come into existence,” “to begin to be,” or “to arise.” So, being in Christ means you come into a new existence and you can arise and begin to be the very best God has called you to be. This new life in Christ is a life full of purpose and hope. There is an extraordinary calling that awaits you!

The translation of The Message (2 Corinthians 5:17) says the following:

Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets A FRESH START, is created new. The old life is gone; A NEW LIFE BURGEONS! Look at it!

Regardless of your past, when you accept Jesus Christ, you get a fresh start at life. A new life burgeons! The word burgeon means “to grow,” “to increase rapidly,” or “to flourish.” As a believer, you have this burgeoning life! You have the potential and power to grow and flourish in whatever you do. Proverbs 4:18 echoes this reality when it says, “the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day” (KJV).

Are you among the just? The just are those who have been justified through faith in Jesus Christ. Their sins have been forgiven. They have obtained the authority to become children of God. God’s promise to them is a path that shines brighter and brighter. “The longer they live, the brighter they shine” (Message translation). This is God’s promise to you.
 
If Christ is in you, your best days are ahead of you! This is how God sees you, and He wants you to see yourself in that same light. Arise and shine! You are a new creature in Christ!
 
Be blessed.
 
 
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