Tuesday, February 22, 2011

More Than Meets The Eye

When my brother and I were younger, we were major fans of Transformers.  I mean we had it all.  My brother got all the cool toys, like Optimus and Megatron.  I got all of the ummm other ones…that….were…not…so…cool…

The thing that I love about the transformers is that they were more than meets the eye.  That it didn’t matter what they looked like on the outside, because it is the inside that matters with them.  They could look like an old battered car on the outside, and be this hi-tech robotic.

Now I’m not saying that any of you are like old rusted cars…So many times we base how we are upon what other people look like.  How they walk, talk, act.  We play roles. What other people see who we are.  Why do anything different?  This is what people expect, and so that is all that we are….right?

Listen to this.

(2 Corinthians 4:6-7 NIV)  For God, who said, "Let light shine out of darkness," made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ. {7} But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

I think we fail to see how God sees us.  We look at ourselves and see how “imperfect” we think we are.  We try to fix it with other things:  relationships, addictions without hope.  We end up losing who we are, “lost inside the walls we’ve built.”

Yet God sees us as the amazing creature that is perfect.  And his word reminds us of this.  And this is the truth that God wants you to grab hold of.  The one thing that should be how we view ourself:


We are more than what others see us.  So many of us just fill positions because that is what people expect us to be.  Yet we can be so much more if we just choose to show this treasure.  How God has changed us.

All it takes is for us to be willing to allow God to work in us.  With God, we can be more than meets the eye.

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