Ephesians 2:10: God's Masterpiece
Ephesians 2:10 (New Living Translation)
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.
In Christ we are brand new creations. Through the cross and His suffering and death our sins have been dealt with and paid for. He has created us for His glory and His purpose. Coming to Jesus is a work of the Holy Spirit. It is the Spirit of God who calls us, draws us, and opens our eyes to the truth. It is the Spirit of God who brings us to the place of repentance.
The enemy may lie to us and tell us that we are useless or we are a mistake. But that is not based on truth. If we have come to Christ and made Jesus our personal Lord and Savior, than He has things for us to do. He has specific plans and purposes for our lives.
The only way for us to truly discover and understand what Jesus has called us to do and what He has created for us to do is to come to know Him intimately. Through the study of His word and time spent in prayer, the Lord begins to reveal who He is to us. He reveals His purposes for our lives. He begins to show us that every gift He has given us, the way our physical body is designed and looks, even our personality is all part of His divine purpose for our lives.
In God’s kingdom there are no throw aways or screw ups. Yes we may make mistakes and fall short, but that is part of the journey. Hopefully we are learning from our mistakes and shortcomings and allowing the Holy Spirit to transform us daily. Hopefully we are surrendering to the will of God and instead of leaning on our own understanding, we are trusting the Lord with all our heart.
Today if you are believing the lies of the enemy you need to let go and stop. Stop basing your value and identity on things that are false and to know that in Christ you are a new creation. You are God’s masterpiece and He has things for you to accomplish for His glory and pleasure.
Father help me to know my value in you. Help me to overcome the lies and deceptions of the enemy. Help me to see truth and I pray that every stronghold of Satan that would discourage me or try to destroy the purposes you have for my life be removed. Each day help me to grow in the knowledge of the truth of your word and who I am in Jesus. In the name of Jesus, Amen.