Monday, November 03, 2014

Created to Reflect God's Character

Each one of us has something about our lives that we would like to change. We would like to lose a few pounds, have a different job, make more money, have a different hair color, or have a better relationship. From the serious to the superficial, no one is entirely happy with the person they have become.

God uses this craving for change to remind us that we were created to live a different type of life. No matter how great our lives are right now, God created us for more.

Genesis 1 tells us that we were created in the image of God. To be created in the image of God primarily means that we were created to reflect God’s character into this world. Just like a statue or a painting of George Washington gives us an idea what the first president looked like, the way we live our lives is to reflect the love, generosity, compassion, creativity, and grace of God.

Sadly, sin makes it impossible for us to live in a way that allows us to accurately reflect God’s character. This is the reason why, even in the midst of great success and contentment, we fell like we are not living up to our potential. The simple reality is that it has become impossible for us to fully live the type of life that God created us to live.

What are we to do? - See more at Paul's Ponderings: Created to Reflect God's Character

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