Beautifully Created To Be You
Did you know that what you think about you, creates in your mind who you are, and that creates how you live your life? Proverbs 23:7 tells us, as we think so are we. What we think of ourselves is who we are and will determine how we live our life. What we think of ourselves has developed from what has been said to us and how we have perceived those ideas. Some of those things said may have been good or right, and some not-which is why we have to sort through those thoughts and correct them if they are wrong thoughts. The objective is to see ourselves (to think of ourselves) as the beautiful person God created us to be so that we can be that person.
God teaches us in His Word who we are in Him and how to think to be who He created us to be. His intentions are very clear, that as we think His way, we can have faith to be that person He created us to be. When we look to Him, we can see ourselves the way He does: gifted and with purpose, whole, healed, prosperous, happy, and content. We can be that beautiful creation He created us to be, when we see ourselves through His eyes.
God created each of us to be beautiful, He did not make any mistakes, He created us exclusively, and to be like Him. He created us to be creative like Himself, and to have purpose which generates contentment, peace, and joy. God created us meticulously and with thought so that we could have and enjoy life to the fullest. In James God describes us as His most important creation-we are important to God. God created us in His likeness and in His beauty inside and out. God Himself is obviously beautiful, talented, and has abilities to do great things, and so do we.
God is good and does good; therefore in retrospect He designed us to do good for Him. God created His Kingdom in love and to love is an action of giving. His standard of love then is in us and we are designed to give of the gifts and talents He has given us to give. In our giving of ourselves in His Kingdom we will have provision, all of our needs provided through His principle of love.
Proverbs 18:16 A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.
God purposefully designed us in a way that our creative abilities that He put on the inside of each of us, when utilized-and given as He purposed, would give us joy and cause us to flourish. God wants us to get up everyday and enjoy our lives. He wants us to love who we are and doing what we love to do. What we were created to do will bring us great contentment and happiness.
God created us to be happy and that happiness lies within the truth of His intentions.
Yes God wants us to be happy, He created us to be happy and full of life, extraordinary, and creative like Himself. When He created, He said He was happy with what He accomplished, He said it was good. God made us in His likeness, none the less to be like Him, to create and to be happy with what we have created.
So you may be wondering why you’re not living this happy life. Why you’re not living to create, using your gifts--and giving of yourself? It is because we have not meditated God’s intentions for us; in fact we are not sure God has good intentions for us-because we don’t know God.
Therefore the first thing we need to do to live that good life is get to know God so He can lead us and encourage us to be all He created us to be. Once we begin to know God and how His Kingdom operates we can walk in it. Until then we will not have God’s knowledge or power to overcome the obstacles the enemy comes against us with.
If we don’t have the wisdom of God that comes from knowing God we will think wrongly about ourselves as the enemy intended. His intention as Jesus said is to kill, steal, and destroy, and he does that by keeping truth from us. He does that as he lies to us. His power is to come into our thinking with his lies which in turn, can control us if we don’t know to refute him.
If we didn’t have the enemy interjecting his thoughts in our minds, thoughts like: you can’t, impossible, not talented, you shouldn’t have been born, and the like, we would flourish in all God created us to be. But because Satan is out to destroy us, we have to fight to think right. And to do that we have to take God seriously in every direction He gives, thus in this matter, we have to be aware of our thinking-knowing our thinking is the avenue the enemy uses to destroy in our lives (John 10:10).
2 Corinthians 10:3 For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, 5[Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasoning’s and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One), 6 Being in readiness to punish every [insubordinate for his] disobedience, when your own submission and obedience [as a church] are fully secured and complete.
This teaching confirms to us it is the enemy’s objective is to use our thoughts to control us. Without the knowledge of God we assume our thoughts are our own, but as we can see by this teaching, the enemy is at work building strongholds in our minds. Satan uses reasonings and theories, and our circumstances to influence us to think his way which is obviously opposed to God's way of thinking. Whenever we think something contrary to the Word of God (God’s thinking) we can know it is a thought from the enemy and we are instructed to refute it.
The enemy does not want to be identified as our opposition and he isn’t unless we have the true knowledge of God that comes from having a relationship with God. If we don’t know God and if we are not seeking to live in His Kingdom, we are letting the enemy control us. He controls us with his reasoning’s and theories, which again build strongholds in our minds that set our opinion against the true knowledge of God. When we are against the true knowledge of God-we are opposed to God.
If you knew the enemy’s power was to control you by your thinking, if you knew he was the one causing destruction in your life you would retaliate, you would reject him. Isn’t that the way we are? If someone is mean to us we retaliate, that is our human nature. We want nothing to do with someone who is against us, which is why he does not want to be known as the culprit. He does not want us to know he is the one invading our thought life with destructive thoughts that keep us from God’s original design for us.
His strategy is to secretly put false information in our minds because he knows that our thinking is the core of who we are. If he can go unknown and take the beauty that was intended for us, from us, he will. To control us he has to infect our minds with his plan for us which we know the result is to kill, steal, and destroy (John 10:10).
The enemy’s power is in words and he is subtle, so seemingly his thoughts seem natural to us. But as we look to God and take His instructions to manage our thinking to think like Him, we will recognize the lies we have been believing. God teaches us that we can’t live by how we feel, or by what someone else has said to us, or about us, but we should live by His Word, we should think Gods' thoughts; imitate Him so we can be in agreement with Him, which is having faith in Him.
To be in agreement with God we need to know God, we need to have His wisdom and to do that we need to read the Word of God (God is His Word-John 1:1). When we know God we will recognize God speaking to us and because we know God’s character, that will help us to recognize the lie of the enemy.
It is one thing to be lied to, but yet another to be lied to and not know it, which is how many live. Because many don’t know God very well, or as Jesus said, have much root, they don’t know when the enemy is lying to them, therefore they have no idea he is controlling them and they end up living their whole life in that lie.
For example if you are gifted in music but you don’t believe you can live that life because of the wrong thoughts you’re meditating, you will never flourish in your gift as God designed. As we read in Proverbs, a mans gift makes room for him but if we never walk in that gift to the degree God intended, obviously we will not walk in that provision.
On the other hand if you know God and have utilized your gift according to His instructions you will flourish in your gift. You will live your life in completeness, have contentment, peace and joy because you are living the life you were created to live.
Living by the world’s standards verses God’s standards are opposed to each other. One infected by the lies of the enemy, and the other--purified in God’s love and provision for us.
God’s standards are good and if we know that we will live the life He created for us to live. We will live happy, blessed, and prosperous. We will be able to love as He loves us, we will be able to be generous and kind. We will have patience; we will have time for others because we are not preoccupied with our own needs, but we will be aware of and have compassion for the needs of others.