“I Don’t Like Who I Am”

I think at one time or another, everyone is guilty of thinking this about themselves.  “I don’t like who I am.”  Sometimes this is a good thought, because it makes us evaluate our life and make changes that move us into a positive direction.  Sometimes this is not such a good thought.

Sometimes we tend to focus on the negative feelings behind such a statement.  We put ourselves down, hold ourselves back from anything that could grow us.  “I don’t like who I am” becomes almost a mantra.  We say it over and over and over again.  We allow it to define us.

I had a new thought about this recently after hearing these words from someone I was talking to.  My thought was this.  Good.

Why good?  What could possibly be considered good about not liking oneself.  The good news is that who we are today will not be who we are tomorrow.  As we learn and grow, as we allow God to work in our life and renew our mind, we change.  We become less and less like the person that we don’t like.  We become more and more like Jesus.

Who I am in and of myself is nothing.  Who I am in Christ is everything. The Bible says that Jesus is working in us, and that He who began a good work in us will carry it on to completion.  So I am a work in progress.  Jesus is growing me and shaping me in a way that will fulfill his purpose.

I may not like who I am, but there is hope!  Who I am becoming in Jesus is out of this world!!!

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