Chosen Generation
 
So, in American culture there has been a long time fascination with celebrity look-a-likes.  Some people have actually made a living impersonating well known actors, singers, and other performers.  Many everyday people look up to famous celebrities as heroes and often idolize everything that they do. It makes sense; familiar faces always pique our interests especially when we feel like we know them on a personal level. 

Imagine if you had an impersonator to present to the world your truth, what would your look-a-like reflect about you?  Are you too busy trying to blend in with those around you that you end up reflecting more of the world than of the Father?  Definitely something everyone should take time to think about. The word of God tells us in Genesis 1:26 God spoke: "Let us make human beings in our image, make them reflecting our nature (Msg).  We should strive daily to look more like Christ.  When the world looks at God’s children, they shouldn’t see a reflection of themselves, they should see something different; a reflection of Christ.


Think about all the time you put into polishing your outer man.  We put on make-up, fancy clothes, and various accessories simply to present to the world our best outer selves.  But, at the end of the day, who are you really striving to look like? Are your friends higher on the list than striving to look like Christ?  Are you so fascinated by the glitz and glam of the world that your mirror reflects more secular culture than spirituality?  Know that you are made in the image of the Lord Jesus Christ.  He created you to show the world Himself on earth.  As you get dressed in the morning, think about who you are striving to look like.  If it’s not Christ, you may need to reevaluate that which you honor in your life. 


You are made to be a reflection of Christ so that you can say confidently, “I look like Christ.”  Stay focused on the goal and keep striving.  

I'm not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way, reaching out for Christ, who has so wondrously reached out for me. Friends, don't get me wrong: By no means do I count myself an expert in all of this, but I've got my eye on the goal, where God is beckoning us onward—to Jesus. I'm off and running, and I'm not turning back
. (Philippians 3:12-14, Msg).


 


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