Thursday, February 19, 2015

That's Really Good

Why is your opinion of yourself so dang important?  Well, you must know by now that to the degree it is inaccurate is the extent that you’ll be living a lie, and no one does that well, no matter how hard they try.

However, when a person gets the idea that God’s opinion can be known and that it is both excellent and accurate, his wrestling with this world diminishes because he no longer needs it to find himself.  He is discovered.  What a good thing that is.  Rest and love and ease around other people are finally found because you get what you’ve been looking for from God:  “You’re okay!  You’re great, as a matter of fact.  I’ve made you that way.”  God gives you that. 

So if you’ve got some inner wrestling going on today—you know the turmoil that happens inside?  “Who am I?  What am I doing with my life?”  Then consider where you’re looking:  in the mirrors of this world and what those give you, or at Jesus, who gives you . . . well, He gives you you

Colossians 3:2-3 (The Message)  “Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and…see things from his perspective. Your old life is dead. Your new life, which is your real life—even though invisible to spectators—is with Christ in God.”

That has to be good!  So look there.  You’ll like what you find because it’s the true you.  And because it’s real . . . and that’s really good.

(This is a transcript of yesterday’s video, “That’s Really Good,” and is for those who might rather read than watch.  To see the video, click:, or simply scroll down below.)

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