Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2
Do you realize that beyond the boundaries of all the things that you and others know about yourself…there is still a mystery? There is a part of me that has yet to be revealed to me. There is a part of you that has yet to be revealed to you. Something we haven’t encountered of ourself. Something we haven’t learned yet.
Recently, a friend posted on their Facebook page the following scripture and it got my wheels turning.
Numbers 32:23, …be sure, your sin will find you out.
I don’t know about you but this derives a sort of uneasiness within me because I don’t trust sin with my life. I don’t trust sin to search out my true identity and I certainly don’t want it to be sin that reveals anything about me. Why? Simply because sin has no dominion over me.
According to 1 John 3:2, we can understand that what we know of ourselves can only be revealed as Christ is revealed to us. There is no other power that can reveal the truth of who we are. Especially not sin. As we read and pray and spend time with Him, something is revealed of ourself. Each and every time.
New boundaries lines are drawn.
Suddenly, there’s tangible evidence and it’s me! I have a substance that I never had before!
I look different. I sound different. I act different and that’s because I am.
Something has been acknowledged and now I believe it and communicate it. (Philemon 1:6)
I’ve been doing something interesting and it has given me such perspective. I have been putting the word “love” where I see God’s name. Take a look at 1 John 3:2 this way.
Beloved, now we are children of love; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when love is revealed, we shall be like love, for we shall see love as love is.
Dear one, loved by God, If anything other than love has found you out. If anything other than love has determined who you are. Don’t trust it.