Life in ministry can be really interesting at times… okay most of the time. I often hear people say “just be yourself”! Okay, lets be honest for just a minute(or blog post) I don’t think anyone wants me “just being me”. Yes, they want an authentic, real, down to earth me… but trust me they don’t want the “just me”. The real me is not what God intended for me or for you, that would take a whole other post to write but I know this, it would be a scary description.
I think what people really want in the “just be yourself” is… someone is real in his relationship with Jesus, who is real in dealing with my weaknesses and recognizing that I need Jesus to fill them in, real when it comes to how I interact with people and love them as Jesus loved them. Not a phony!
Being just yourself by yourself will result in just that, you! – when in reality since I know Jesus the “just be yourself or me” is in Jesus! I am in Him and He is in me!
I love these verses:
Colossians 3: 1-2″ If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”
What do I pray daily for? That my life would be all about Jesus and for Jesus. I am confident these verses are true, I can seek after Jesus, set my mind on Jesus and not on this world. The real me is in Jesus and He is in me, I just have to die daily to self and live for the one who gave me life!
Don’t just be yourselff… if you know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior be the you who is in Christ and He in you!