“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.” Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)
Years ago, while making a life map, I began to write down the areas of my life that God had given me to be a blessing in the earth. I listed: women’s ministry, family, music, art, books, and business. Then my daughter came and sat next to me, “Mommy, you forgot to add ‘Friends’”, she said. “God wants us to spend time with our friends.” Then she instructed me to write it at the very top. Tears began to well up in my eyes because I knew she was right. What she didn’t know was that I didn’t forget. I excluded it on purpose. The Lord was using her to minister to my heart because I was beginning to give up on one of the most meaningful areas of my life—friendship.
When things happen, it can cause us to change into what we hate. Don’t let negative situations change who you are. You will be miserable if you do. Stay true to who you are.
I had to make a decision to stop trying to change myself based on experiences, and be who God made me to be—a gifted encourager and a friend.
No matter what the enemy has tried to do in distorting your views based on your experiences, take a firm stand against him and be who God made you to be.
Prayer: Father God, thank You. You always know how to minister to me right where I am. You see into my heart and know the hidden desires there. Thank You for caring for me as much as You do. I love You. Forgive me for trying to change who I am. You created me, formed and fashioned me. I am fearfully and wonderfully made by You. I pray that You renew my mind and correct every distorted view I have on life. Help me stay true to who I am in You. In Jesus Name, Amen.