daily devotional

Genesis 1: 26-27 God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us.” So God created human beings in his own image.

Who is God talking to here? Let US make human beings in OUR image? Understand this was a “conversation” of God the Father with God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. The trinity. It took me a really long time to wrap my mind around this. God is 3 in one. Reading the book “The Shack”, then watching the movie helped me understand how God is saying “let US make human beings in OUR image.” They were having a conversation about YOU. They were deciding how to create you and form you. And they decided to make you like them.

Don’t you understand that you were made in the likeness of your creator. God designed you to be like him, the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit. Have you forgotten this is what you’re made of? This is who you really are? Fashioned to be in his likeness.

You have greatness in you. You have power in you. You were made for MORE because you have MORE IN YOU.

Where have you been living below the standard of what has been placed within you? Struggling to get up out of bed simply can’t be your normal. No, not when you were created in the image of the almighty God. Being moody and all grouchy butt cannot be your attitude. It just can’t be. Not when you were made in the likeness of Jesus himself. You can’t walk around angry, bitter, pessimistic and suspicious. That cannot be you. Not when you were hand crafted with the Holy Spirit in mind.

Are you acting like what you’re made of? You were made in the image of your creator to be like him, now don’t you believe you best be acting like it?

There are some things in your life right now that you need to honestly examine and say “I’m better than this.” I’m better than living like this. I’m better than struggling with the same old things that God has already given me victory over. I’m better than these patterns and habits that no longer serve me. I’m better than this because I have better in me.

Now that’s a true Champion. I’m talking about a girl who knows who she is, what she has in her and who she was created to be. Your whole life the enemy will try to keep you from this truth. He will try to keep you playing little, thinking little and doing little. But that simply can’t be you. Not when you were created for a BIG Life.

Today, let us act like what we’re made of. Let us reflect the image of the one we were created in the likeness of. Let us remember we have greatness in us. Let us tap into the power we have. You are better than giving up again. You are better than sleeping this day away. You are better than stooping to a lower level and accepting the invitation to every fight you’re invited to. You are better than even defending yourself over nonsense. Say nothing, God will fight that battle for you.

What a shame it would be for us to waste one more day of our life not living up to who God created us to be. Ephesians 4:24 says you were created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. Now that you know that, there’s only one thing left to do …. act like it!