TODAY’S MEDITATION – Don’t be an imitator, be a child of God (2 Corinthians 11:14)

Today’s passage says this:”Satan disguises himself as an angel of light”.
My brother, my sister, don’t be an imitator. Be yourself: be who God has designed you to be. Many people live a life that is not theirs: they pretend to be who or what they are not. They show one face here, and another there. They act one way with certain people, another way with others… That’s doing exactly like the angel who is not an angel of light but disguises according to the situation.
You see, when God created you, He made you unique, with unique features and a unique character that may has its flaws, weaknesses and its good sides. The fact is, it is God who created you the way you are. In the 1990s, it was fashion to be skinny… until many youths started suffering from anorexia in Western societies, then the fashion industry imposed being curvy has the new tendency. Now, some women are feeling their bodies with chemicals just to have curves where thet don’t have. Be who God has made you to be, because when He finished creating you, He said: he/she is perfect… It is because we focus more on who we are, instead of focusing on our creator that we tend to follow the trend, the tradition and what the society is trying to impose on us.
You know, God said to Moses to introduce Him this way: “I Am Who I Am” (Exodus 3:13–15). This is a powerful statement, my friend. Remember Jesus Himself. Many times, the pharisees tried to define Him but He clearly responded to them on seven occasion, in the book of John:
“I am the bread of life” (John 6:35)
“I am the light of the world” (John 8:12)
“I am the door” (John 10:9)
“I am the Good Shepherd” (John 10:11)
“I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25-26)
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life” (John 14:6)
“I am the true vine” (John 15:1).
So, who are you in Christ, my friend? You are who God has said you are: His adopted son or daughter and your big brother Jesus has made you one in Him to be able to be the light of the World and a true representative of the Kingdom. Therefore, ask yourself this: how can I represent the Kingdom of my Father in Heaven when I lie, I steal, I covet, I cheat, I do every evil my Father does not like… If you find yourself in this, then you are just an imitator. Be who Jesus has made you to be at a high price. Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.