It’s no secret that I struggle with my identity and whether I am actually worth anything or whether I can ever be beautiful. The Bible tells me that I was created in the very image of God, and yet I still have trouble actually believing it, which is where I left off last time. I also tend to feel that the things I do as not as worthwhile or as important as the things other people do. One thing that has helped me in the past with such issues is to declare the truth even when I don’t quite believe it yet. If I know deep down that is is truth and I am having trouble believing it, declaring it helps. I’m working on a declaration of sorts, and when I’m done with it I’ll share it here, but it might be a while. However, I find that using songs to declare these truths helps a lot too, and there are several good songs out there.
The last few days, I’ve been meditating on the fact that I was created in the very image of God. And not only that, but humanity was the one thing that God actually bent down and formed from earth, something he had already made, and handcrafted. The rest he just spoke into existence, but in creating people he deviated from that and personally crafted us. I guess that’s why it was so devastating when Adam and Eve sinned, because a huge part of the image of God died the day that they died spiritually. Which is why we have to go through a rebirth in order to enter God’s kingdom. Only in that rebirth can the full image we were created to be begin being restored.
Being created in the image of God is a concept that I haven’t even began to touch the surface of in my meditation on the subject, but it’s a huge deal and I know that it’s going to be revolutionary for me. I’ve struggled with these concepts for most of my life and its come down to what I am going to choose to believe. Being created in God’s image is a very awe inspiring thing to me.