the lie that Jesus is fixing you up....

I love to improve things.

A recipe.

My home decor or garden.

My hairstyle, wardrobe, or shoe collection.  :/ 

boots in snow.

 

I could easily buy into the  >Jesus is my spiritual handyman<  idea.   (maybe I have at times!)   You know... thinking that says:  He's here to help me be a better person.  He is working on me.       I'm working on me.  The Bible is the perfect 'self-help' manual...that kind of stuff.  There is no shortage of well meaning books, articles, posts, friends and messages to encourage this idea too.

But actually, Jesus doesn't help me become someone better...  He totally and completely RE-CREATES me into a NEW person.  

New creation, 2 Corinthians 5:17

 

Jesus in me. Me in Him. That doesn't make me "fixed up" or repaired or improved upon. It makes me an entirely NEW creation! As in - the old stuff: the pride, worry, fear, anger, selfish, jealous 'me', is actually ... 

DEAD!

Gone!

Have you ever noticed that when Satan talks to you about "who you are" he ALWAYS talks about the old you? The former you - before Christ??!! That's because his intentions are to make you BELIEVE that's who you still are!

But in Christ you are NOT that dead person! So stop agreeing with the liar and start agreeing with who your CREATOR says you are!!!

 

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, 

old things have passed away,       

behold, all things have become new.    

2 Corinthians 5:17  NKJV