2 Corinthians 5:17King James Version (KJV)

17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Have you heard the phrase “It doesn’t matter what they call you but rather what you answer to?”  There are no truer words than those. Who do you say you are? Better yet, who does the Word say you are?

Over the past few days, I’ve had some very interesting conversations with some as to things said to them regarding who people remember them to be. That’s all fine and dandy as far as who they remember you to be, but who do you say you are?

Each day as you look into the mirror you should say to yourself–“Well hello new lady (or man)! I can’t wait to see what God has in store for me today.” as each day we continually grow and should not be the same person we were yesterday, last week, last month, or last year. We are in a constant state of growing and evolving.

Never allow anyone’s memories of who you were on last week  define who you are today. Remember, it’s what you answer to.

People who knew you back then tend to make disparaging comments about you as you climb and acclimate into becoming the new and improved you. Don’t allow that to deter you as you climb. You were designed to be epic!

Many are diametrically opposed to accepting the new you and will, if you allow them to, pull you back into the mindset that you are not suitable, capable, and/or qualified to do what you do. The devil is a liar!

As you go about developing, growing, learning, and going, you will begin to recognize who you truly are and in doing so, begin to appreciate the fact that you were designed  as a unique individual; well-able to be all that you aspire and/or were created to be. We are all placed here for purpose.

I encourage you to know who you are and not answer to anything less. I remind you to understand that just as you are growing, so are others. Be careful what you call someone you knew 20 years ago. Most assuredly, many are not the same ones you knew then. If they are, it’s truly a shame. We were created to grow.

Now what you don’t want to do is be pompous, puffed up, prideful, and allow our egos (Edging God Out) make us think we are any better than anyone else. Nor should we go to the other end of the spectrum and believe we are unworthy, unqualified, incapable, not approved by God. There should be a healthy balance.

When people continually try to pull you back into who you were then, and you’ve gotten fed up with hearing it, and now know who you are, just quote the above scripture reference. I assure you they will think you strange and leave you alone. 🙂 Do it in love. 🙂

Be blessed!

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