Monday, April 27, 2015

Free to be Me -- In Christ

Be the you that God created you to be.

God created you with unique characteristics. God gave you gifts and special abilities to fulfill your special and unique assignment(s) here on the earth. However, He did not just create you for your purpose and/or assignment(s) here in the earth. He created you because he wanted you to exist so that He could love you and have a relationship with you forever. God was not satisfied with one man, Adam, to love and commune with, He wanted multitudes of individuals to love and live within. God then created us all unique individuals not carbon copies of an original, we are one of a kind originals. 

God did not want multiple duplicates of Adam and Eve, meaning we all look alike physically and have the same voice tones etc., no with our uniqueness comes variety. We don't all have to choose the color blue as our favorite color or like the same kinds of foods or enjoy the same leisure activities. However, our uniqueness was not given to us to cause division, jealousy and strife. Satan uses difference many times to conjure up lies to cause disruptions in godly fellowships. He ignites fires of hatred and brings offenses through venomous acts of competitive jealousy, unhealthy insecurities, etc. providing an open door for sin/disobedience.
The bible records in the book of Genesis the account of brother (Cain) rising up and killing brother (Abel).
"And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the Lord. And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. And the Lord said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. And Cain talked with Abel his brother: and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him. And the Lord said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother's keeper? And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground."
--Genesis 4:1-10
There is a lot we can gleam from these verses of scripture. Cain and Abel had different assignments requiring different giftings. God did not create one brother superior and one inferior. However, it is obvious that over a process of time Cain began to see his brother as a problem an this infectious corrupt thinking lead to murder. 
God did not make you unique so that you could be superior to someone else. No human being was created to be inferior and/or superior to another. Cain was angry and he allowed his anger to grow into a root of bitterness which defiled him. 
We must stay in the light of God's Word which keeps us free from the corruption and/or pollution of darkness. 
The scripture clearly instructs us not to compare ourselves with others. This is sound wisdom to protect us from going astray. 
"However, when they measure themselves with themselves and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding and behave unwisely."
--2 Corinthians 10:12b (AMP)
Thank God for your unique qualities but don't become prideful because pride is a sin and sin produces death. God loves you so very much and His love is enough for you to never have a reason to feel inferior or insecure about who He has uniquely created YOU to be!

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