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Losing Our Identity

2 Corinthians 10:12 We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. One of the hardest things to do when you are unhappy, bored or disouraged is to not compare your life with someone else's. Some have called it a comparison trap. Oftentimes when we are idle or restless in our own lives, we seem to notice what is going on and into the lives of others. When this happens we lose our own identity. It's not wise to compare yourself to another person or your life to their life.  Don't fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others. You are exactly the way you are supposed to be. Don't let the weakness in you affect the greatness in you. You have been given all that you need to be the success that God desires for you. Settle down and settle in to that best version of you that we all want to see. You are amazing!

Born Again?

Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again. ” “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!” Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” (John 3:3-8 NIV)

You must be born again? It confused Nicodemus then and many others today. How can this be? Jesus speaks of our soul and spirit needing cleansed and renewed much like our bodies do. Our spiritual life can become polluted by ideas that are not healthy much like our bodies can be harmed by foods that are toxic. When we surrender our lives to Jesus so that we can serve Him and He can work through us, we experience a new birth that prepares us for an eternity with Christ. We are born again...born into life with Jesus!

I cannot explain many things that scripture tells us and that Jesus said. But I do know that life with Him in charge is so much more fulfilling that life with me in control. As we approach Easter, this is a great time to make a decision to trust the Lord with your life, your talents and your resources. This is the year that you give it all to Jesus and watch how He takes care of everything necessary for you to live the life He designed for you. Start fresh. Allow your spirit to be born again in Christ!