There is a new "you" within who is waiting to be acknowledge. Let Rev. Adrienne Better show you how to step into the fullness of the woman you were created to become. If any woman be in Christ, she is a NEW creation. The old has gone and the new has come. ~ 2 Corinthians 5:17
One of my favorite quotes is from Eleanor Roosevelt in which she said, “I think somehow we learn who we really are and then live with that decision.” This statement can be either empowering or discouraging depending upon what level of value you have for yourselves and how far you have gone in life to reaching your destiny. You are either evolving positively or negatively. How you measure your own worth has a rippling effect on everything you do, or not do, and even those with the best self image can hit a snag that can set them off course of reaching their fullest potential.
It’s amazing how certain situation in life can arise and stop you from being you. You become a victim of circumstances and begin the process of settling for less with no expectation for anything while producing absolutely nothing except excuses. Being excusatory stops your evolution. What is vital in Mrs. Roosevelt’s quote is that how we live is based on what we know about ourselves. In other words, no one can stop you except you. However, we hold a unique treasure and power through the Holy Ghost to be “unstoppable” for the bible assures the reality that the same spirit that raised Christ from the dead lives in us (Romans 8:11). You have the permission and power to start fresh towards the newness within you that is God inspired and desired.
In this letter to the church in Corinth, Paul explains some of the intricate details to doing the ministry of reconciliation. To be reconciled is to restore a relationship into harmony. Verses 18 through 19 declares, “All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men's sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.” In reading this, it reveals God’s participation to reconcile this relationship, but what about your part. Now one person can do more than the other in the act of restoring a relationship, but in order for true reconciliation to take place in full effect, both parties have to be on board and in agreement.
You need to know that it is the mission of Jesus not only to reconcile people to God, but also to empower them to live a new life. It wasn’t happenstance that verse 17 is nestled within this passage of reconciliation. This “power” clause is our gift, a token of esteem given to us as a result of participating in the reconciliation. Wow, what a gift to have! To be able to wipe away the past and to take a hold of the new “you” is all that is expected out of this reconciliation. Not to make a mess of it again, but to boldly own this new identity rooted in Christ to impact the world as He uniquely instilled in you making you unstoppable. In light of this, we must ask ourselves, “Have we truly accepted this gift of becoming a new creation – design, defined and destined of God?
Now self-sabotaging can occur in your progress when you don’t take this gift serious enough to set you on track, or when you flat out refuse the gift of making a fresh start. The key is returning to the discovery of who you are, internalized and live it out. Discovering this new “you” is the best gift you can receive unto yourself. Knowing and trusting your own gifts and talents is crucial for your existence. You must know how to use them to create the environment around you that supports where you are headed.
You need to take “you” seriously everyday, but the problem comes when we see ourselves as others see us placing us in the vicious cycle of disbelief in God and ourselves. You must daily being prayerful and grateful for the work of the Holy Ghost within you and not coveting or pulling out the measuring tape of someone else’s gift or passion for living.
Taking hold of the “new” you requires determination—stepping beyond your norms, obstacles and procrastinations to achieve the desired goal. It also requires letting go of yesterday which must be cultivated on a regular as a habit in order to affect your future in God. Both determination and letting go are great makings for another writing, however, you need to know that not letting go of your past is one of the most powerful methods for spiritual and emotional identity thefts out there to which many won’t admit, or don’t know that they are being made yet again another victim. What may have stopped you in the past from emerging a new creation may have been old friends, new enemies, same old-same old circumstances, or even the deadly multitasking thing that we love to do that has run amuck. As women, we worry about anything and everything under the sun. These things may come again, but don’t worry just introduce them to the “new” you that is unstoppable.
So start it today and embrace the new “you”, being determined to reach your destination truly makes you unstoppable.