Have you ever thought …

  • I should be further along in my maturity by now!
  • Why am I strong in some areas and not in other areas?
  • Why do others seem to “get it” more than I do?

I’ve definitely had these queries.  However, as time goes on, I’m having more and more helpful thoughts that follow these questions. The Holy Spirit appears to be whispering Scriptures to me that I have been meditating on.

  • When you look at yourself, see Me with you, you are a new creation. 2 Cor 5:17
  • You don’t have to rely on yourself to remember, My Holy Spirit will help you. John 14:26
  • Lift your thoughts to things above where you are seated with Me. Col 3:1

Could it be that His Words are helping me embrace the transition from “me” to “We?”

It is not about me anymore!
This changes everything.

Here is how His Word is helping the transition.

New creation –from “me” to “We”

2 Cor 5:17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! NLT

Greek word – kainós – properly, new in quality (innovation), fresh in development or opportunity – because “not found exactly like this before.” Matthew Henry commentary – “new principles, new rules, with new ends, and in new company. The believer is created anew; his heart is not merely set right, but a new heart is given him. He is the workmanship of God, created in Christ Jesus unto good works.”

New Helper – not left up to me

John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and remind you of all that I said to you.

The Greek word remind means: to remember because prompted. When my focus is on my relationship with God, I hear more promptings. If my focus is on remembering, I am focusing on myself.

Keep seeking … this is a journey

Col 3:1 Therefore if you have been raised up with Christ, keep seeking the things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your mind on the things above, not on the things that are on earth.

It takes practice to see ourselves and others raised up with Christ. The issue isn’t that we look at ourselves or others; our brains are designed to evaluate. The issue is that we neglect to see God in the center of everything. Continue to seek Him. Look up to see Him.

Your Turn

So what does this mean for you?

  • Is there an area of your life you feel deficient?
  • What would that change if you saw yourself in Him?