You have begun to live the new life, in which you are being made
new and are becoming like the One who made you.
Is your life working? If your life isn’t working, what are you willing to do about it? God sees your unrealized potential. He sees not only who you are but who you can be.
That’s what I read this morning in my Best Lent Ever Journal on today—Ash Wednesday—the first day of Lent.
Lent is a beautiful time for us to draw closer to God—40 days leading up to Easter for reflection and repentance. A beautiful time to repent of our sins and shortcomings.
Authentic reflection is never easy, and neither is repentance.
I pondered to myself: Whatever is not working, you can learn to live with it or accept it as an invitation to become the best version of yourself. What are my own sinful ways that are keeping me from becoming my most authentic and true self?
Colossians 3:10 says: “You have begun to live the new life, in which you are being made new and are becoming like the One who made you.”
With all that is going on in the world, Lent speaks to me different this year than ever before.
Lent is an invitation to become the best version of yourself. An invitation to live out Matthew 6:24: Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.”
Taking up your cross means dying to yourself. A.W. Tozer says, “We want to be saved, but we insist that Christ do all the dying. No cross for us.”
It is when we take up our cross, we are becoming like the One who made us. There is no better version of yourself to become than this.
Prayer: Jesus—this is my RSVP to accept your invitation to become the best version of myself during this 40-Day Lent Journey.