Before I really dive into who we are, I need to make one point about who God is. It’s impossible to believe that we are who the Bible says we are if we have any doubts about who God says he is. For example, Ephesians 2:10 says:
“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.”
I don’t know about you, but most mornings I don’t feel like a masterpiece. I wake up and my back hurts or I have a crick in my neck, then I look in the mirror and I see every single one of my flaws. I don’t see myself as a masterpiece, but at this point I have to choose which opinion to believe: mine or God’s. And honestly, I fail at this everyday, multiple times each day.
For this reason, I think that a paradigm shift is in order. What God says about you is reality, even when it doesn’t match up to what we see or even feel. Numbers 23:19 says:
“God is not a man, so he does not lie.
He is not human, so he does not change his mind.
Has he ever spoken and failed to act?
Has he ever promised and not carried it through?”
So, if God cannot lie, and everything that he’s promised has happened, when God revealed to Paul that we are His masterpiece, that’s truth. That means the fact that most mornings I feel ugly or I feel unimportant, incorrect. In these cases I’m just looking at myself through the wrong filter, not the word of truth.
Can you already spot any areas of your life that are out of alignment with God’s word? Is your opinion of yourself contrary to what God says about you? I pray that as we go through this month, our faith is challenged and in the process, our view of ourselves will line up with the Truth.
You are his masterpiece, do you believe it?