Is God attractive? …. I don’t know, but I think so…
One of the biggest things I struggle with in my relationship with Jesus is the idea that He is boring, bland, and all about do’s and don’ts. As a spontaneous, crazy, adventurous college girl I hate the idea of serving a God who is plain…
Just a few weeks ago, I realized something simple. Real simple. If God truly is the creator of all things that must mean he created me…DUH, I know! But realizing that truth revealed something much deeper about God’s character. He wouldn’t create something that is not in his likeness. In order to bring himself the most glory, he created us in his image, which is PERFECTION…. Perfection….
Adventurous. Risk-seeking. And Wild at Heart….This is my internal.
I used to think that life with God was a continuous battle. A battle to change ‘self’ to be more like God. But he created ‘self.’ He created us. I don’t think the answer is necessarily changing self (changing the sin in ‘self’….ABSOLUTELY!!!) … Don’t get me wrong, I know that we as humans have this disease called sin and that is our constant battle. But when God created us in his image he created us perfect. He didn’t screw up. Not even a little bit. For me, this must mean he created me adventurous, spontaneous, and high-energy. And if he created me in his image, he must also possess those very same character traits.
He must be ATTACTIVE.
Where does beauty come from? The idea that everything good is from God leads us to believe the things we think are beautiful must be from him. I see beauty in adventure. Clearly this proves that he is the furthest thing from boring and bland. He made me…and I’m not boring and bland. So he must be a zillion times more crazy and wild than I could ever dream of being… Now that’s a fun thought!
I have hunch. What if God’s goal for our lives is not for us to deny who we are, but rather to surrender who he made us to be back to him- for His glory and purpose. Does that make sense? Not a self denial…but a self surrender. Denial of sin…Yes. Denial of self…I don’t think so. Of course we need to be measuring our character with God’s truth-which is made clear in the Bible- but I think we need to be confident in who we are. Who God created us to be. Honoring him with our character traits and realizing he is an absolute stud is freeing. When he creates he doesn’t make mistakes.
Let’s take who he’s made us to be and what he’s given us, and give it back to him! It’s powerful. Because he’s powerful.