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Don’t Try to Be Somebody Else

August 6, 2019

If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)

God never makes two snowflakes the same and he certainly never makes two Christians the same. In regeneration, he takes your unique individuality and moves you in a new direction.

Take Saul of Tarsus for example. He was passionate. He was articulate. He was relentless. He was a leader… before he came to Christ. God had put that in him. And Saul poured his abilities into the destruction of the Christian church.

Then God regenerated him. And from that time, God took what he had already put in this man by nature and used this passionate, articulate, relentless leader for the advance of the gospel throughout the world.

God will take what he has placed in you and use it for his glory. God did not make us unique in creation just to make us all the same in redemption. God creates. He never clones.

Every Christian is being changed into the likeness of Christ. And God’s purpose is to create a unique reflection of Jesus Christ in you. Don’t try to be somebody else. God has chosen to redeem you, the you he created. And he will use what he has put in you for his own glory.

What are some things that God put in you by nature that can be used for his glory?

The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the president and teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.

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