EPHESIANS 4:22 – 24
“…put away your former way of life, your old self, corrupt and deluded by it’s lusts, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to clothe yourself with the new self…”
I realized that so many of the challenges I am facing right now are all due to my transition from my former way of life, my old self which have been corrupt and deluded by my lusts. (lust=ego) You know, lack, limitation, resentment, anger, jealousy… the usual.
But think about it, “Clothe yourself with a new self”. What happens when you get undressed? You feel vulnerable, exposed, unprotected? Well, this is EXACTLY how I have been feeling lately. It’s as if, I am in between outfits right now. I have been praying for a renewal of my mind and spirit; that the true essence of all that I am designed to be will emerge, powerful and unyielding, unencumbered by my ego.
This makes me think about when I open my closet door. My intention is to pick out something that makes me feel good about me. It does no good to open the door, stand there with my arms open wide waiting for my clothes to magically levitate out of the closet and on to my body; that ain’t happenin’. Choosing who and what you will clothe yourself in is an active choice – a DAILY active choice. So I recently decided to change ONE major habit. I get up at 4:45 am and work out. It is not always easy, but it feels good to stretch myself beyond my comfort zone and start my day taking care of the gift that God has given me.
So just like we choose our outer clothes, we also have to choose to clothe our spirit as well. This can be done, one decision, one habit at a time.
In love & light!