“For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I shall know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13: 12-13
Late in January 2021, one morning over Applying My Identity: Embracing Who I Amcoffee with Dad, I came to realize and accept something that had escaped me most of my life; “I like the man I am; the man God has created me to be.” This is bedrock! How can I love my neighbor as myself if I don’t even like who I am? On page 2 of my Bible it says, “Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness;” Genesis 1: 26a. There is no denying our creation by our Father; we look like Him!
Much of my adult life, even after accepting Christ into my life, even having been raised in a loving Catholic home, I struggled to know the real me. I found that most of my life I was a phony. I looked one part but acted another. It hurt my wife, my children and those around ne but most of all, (and we don’t talk about this one), it hurt me most of all. After that morning, over a cup of coffee with a loving Father, accepting myself for the man that I am…that changed everything!
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St. Paul tells us, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 The victory Kingdom Man comes in knowing who you are in Christ and liking that person. Don’t cheat yourselves by being a phony, You, and me, we are handcrafted by our loving Father. Accept the man God has made you to be! It will change everything for you too!