Life is a journey. We’d all agree that is true. But what is it a journey of? Changing, growing, becoming “better”, “wiser” people? Becoming the person we always tried or wanted to be? .
Personally, I don’t think life is about changing into a different person gradually over time. I think our journey consists of coming to realize the person we already are. The identity Christ gifted us. .
Let me put it this way: Jesus took care of all your ugly at the cross. His resurrection provided us with the life we’d need once the ugly was dead. He sent the Holy Spirt to be our teacher. A teacher’s job is to convince us of truth. Thus, the Spirit reveals the truth to us of our identity, of our righteousness. He’s not here to condemn us or convict us into changing.
If all this happened at salvation, why would God want to tweak, replace, or otherwise alter the change He ALREADY accomplished in us?! Our journey on earth is about understanding the amazing identity we have right now. In heaven, it will all be made clear. But for now it’s a process of trusting dependently on the Spirit’s teaching of who we are in Christ, and moreover, who Christ is in us. .
You’ve got all you need, friend. Jesus plus nothing is the answer. But we don’t have all the questions at once. The Holy Spirit is a gentleman; He won’t rush revelation on us. So don’t stress or focus on who you want to become, start diving into who God already says you are. That’s not going to change as the years pass. .
He says you are righteous, holy, blameless, accepted, fully loved, worthy, precious, forever made new, the list is endless. Stop working to be what you already are! Rest in who God made you to be. Trust Christ to live through you. And remember the Holy Spirit will convince you that it’s all true. .
A journey takes time. It’s a process. But for us, it’s not a progression of attaining a better character or personhood. It’s a journey of becoming aware of our standing with God and our reality in Jesus. Once you better understand who you really are, you won’t be able to help acting like it.
The main reason to travel to Denver was to visit one of my bucket list locations, the Stanley hotel. The Stanley hotel was where Stephen King stayed and had a ghostly experience giving him the idea to write the shining. The hotel isn’t the same as it is in Stanley Kubrick’s film, In fact king fell out with the director as he changed many things from the book, for example the real haunted room is 217, not 237 as featured in the film. The hotel was pretty quiet when we got there and surrounded by mountains. It was creepy from the get go. The room we stayed in was 4 doors up from the infamous room that king stayed in. The eerie and quiet surrounding just amplified the feelings of terror that lurked within my brain. I can’t explain it, but I am sure a chair moved from one side of the room whilst we slept as well as the feeling of being watched whilst sleeping. I’d go back in a heartbeat. The pictures shown are of the ghost tour we joined on our last night. Redrum. Redrum. Redrum.
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