Finding Yourself in God
Ignoring God leads to an empty life. We can try to fill our lives with different things. But because we were created to God’s image we long to be with God. That’s why we can’t find happiness outside of God.
Like Blaise Pascal has said “There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.”
The stronger the dissonance between us and God becomes, the more lost we are. The greater the distance between us and God, the more conflict we have within ourselves. Blaise Pascal states “Not only do we know God through Jesus Christ, we only know ourselves through Jesus Christ.” That’s why we need Jesus. Only when we live in harmony with God we find ourselves. Only when we live in harmony with God – by grace through faith in Jesus Christ – we have life and more life.
The sacred writings contain preliminary reports by the prophets on God’s Son. His descent from David roots him in history; his unique identity as Son of God was shown by the Spirit when Jesus was raised from the dead, setting him apart as the Messiah, our Master. Through him we received both the generous gift of his life and the urgent task of passing it on to others who receive it by entering into obedient trust in Jesus. You are who you are through this gift and call of Jesus Christ! (Romans 1: 2-6, MSG, emphasis added)
The more time we spend in the presence of God Almighty, the more we get to know God and his plans for us. The more we get to know God, the more we get to know ourselves. The Word of God is alive and active. God wants us to be as alive and active as Jesus. Only when we find our true identity in God can we by God’s grace fulfill God’s plans for us. But when we have found our God-created identity it is our pleasure to live it out. We are called to share the joy of knowing God and being known by him. How will that look like in each of our lives? Details differ (consult God!) but the core is the same: Live generously and graciously toward other, the way God lives toward you!
“In a word, what I’m saying is, Grow up. You’re kingdom subjects. Now live like it. Live out your God-created identity. Live generously and graciously toward others, the way God lives toward you.” (Matthew 5: 48, MSG, emphasis added)
We are lost without you!
Draw us near to you,
make us whole,
guide our steps.
Enable us to live
generously and graciously,
just like you.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: What is God calling you to do?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you explore your identity in Christ!
Image courtesy of Joby Harris. Linking up today with What Is On My Heart Tuesdays & Soli Deo Gloria Sisterhood
16 thoughts on “Finding Yourself in God”
What a great way to begin my day! I’ve been rereading 2Peter several times this past week and your words echo what that little book is about — as we grow in our knowledge of our Savior, Jesus, he enables us (gives us everything!) to live the live he’s intended for us. Amen!
Thank you, Alyssa, for sharing your thoughts! How delightful! God is so wonderful! Amen! Abundant blessings to you, sis! Bask in his presence!
So true. It all begins and continues with knowing God. Then we know where he is leading and let Him direct our every step.
Thanks, Shanda, for stopping by & leaving some comment luv! Blessings to you as you bless others!
I recently came across your blog and have been reading posts. I thought I would leave a comment. I don’t know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.
All the best for Christmas and the new year!
How wonderful! Thank you for your encouraging feedback! Abundant Christmas blessings to you!
Wow Mari, what an inspiring post. I can tell you that every word your write is true. I didn’t find God until later in life, but I sure am glad that I did. My life is so much more meaningful now. I’m going to bookmark your blog for later. Keep up the great writing…
Thank you so much for your encouraging words and sharing your testimony! God really gives our lives meaning, purpose, and direction. Abundant blessings to you as you continue on your faith journey!
This post was so inspiring to me. I’m only 16 years young, but this post just reminded me that God has such a great plan for me, and everyone else as well. Thank you for this amazing piece of work!
Great to hear from you, Nicolle! Thanks for commenting! I am so glad this post inspired you. God indeed has special plans for you. Trust in Him! God’s rich blessings to you!
This post is incredible, im a 16 year old girl struggling with self confidence and identity. Thank you for posting this and re-assuring/reminding me that the Lord has something special planned out for me. Li
Thanks, Mariana! So glad to hear this post blessed you. And, yes, it is true: God has a beautiful plan for you! He loves you very much and can’t wait to show it to you. Seek Him! Blessings upon blessings to you!
Addicted to Pornhub , need prayer , want to be saved
So glad to hear you want to be saved! Just pray to Jesus, he is more than happy to answer you. Grace is powerful, not only to save us but also free us. Ask for help on your journey. I will keep on praying for you.
Want to be saved , pray for me
Hi, Michael! Of course, I pray for you. Just ask Jesus to forgive you and come to live in your heart. Find a pastor you feel comfortable to talk with. You have hope! Blessings upon blessings.