Yep!  I’m PC.  Guess what?  You’re PC too.  I know that lately, being PC has given people pause and is interpreted as being something negative.  Just hang in here with me for a minute.  If you do, you will start calling yourself, hopefully, PC too.

Genesis 1:26 “Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness,…”

This right here literally changed my life!  I, like many of you, have heard this read, preached, sometimes sang over and over again.  Most times, I would encounter this scripture and just run right over it.  I saw it as part of the of the “In the Beginning” story.  But during a particularly difficult time in my life, when I read/heard it, (even now my hands still get sweaty), it hit me differently.  It was no longer part of the greater story.  It was the part of the story that spoke to me, directly, informing me of who I am!  No, not just who I am, but who I REALLY am!  

Because of my difficulties, I thought I would never be able to make it.  I was about 25 years old and I was starting my journey of developing a more deeper and meaningful relationship with God.  Because I was beginning to internalize the expectations of God and starting to understand that more is expected than just coming to church, participating in an auxiliary and fulfilling my financial obligation.  I was beginning to understand that I had a “work,” to do, a calling on my life.  I needed to be productive in the building and adding to God’s Kingdom.  So, I started wrestling with who I was, who I am and who I should be.  

Concurrently, as I was embracing my new and growing relationship with The Father, I was suffering from low self-esteem, self-doubt, mild depression and severe discontent.  Because of my poor self-image, the negative tapes continuously ran in my head.  The tapes informed me of my past mistakes, indiscretions and misdeeds.  How I wasn’t and never would be enough.  That if I tried to do anything, I would fail.  See, God had given me a vision of how HE saw me, but I refused to step into His vision because I couldn’t SEE it.  I continually relied on the familiar – the limited vision that had me bound and captivated by negativity.  

Then I had a “suddenly” experience.  You know, suddenly, when you are thinking, moving and operating in one direction and BAM, you experience something that stops you in your tracks.  My “suddenly” occurred during my private Bible Study and I was praying for God to show up and change my situation!  Lord, change it and change it RIGHT NOW!  I never asked that my mind be changed.  I asked that my situation and circumstances be changed.  I wanted to put the same old stinking thinking in a brand, spanking, new situation.  Yeah, like that’s going to work!  

I’m so glad that God knows what’s best.  I don’t know why, but I started reading Genesis 1!  Ha!  There it is in verse 26!  The bells started ringing, I sat up straighter, I heard the music playing, all the lights came on and I began to understand!  I WAS CREATED IN PERFECTION!   I’m in the image and likeness of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.  Yep, that’s me!

  • Image – a representation of the external form; a person or thing that closely resembles another.
  • Likeness – a portrait or representation.

I was created to look, to act, to perform and to operate as a representative of the Triune God.  I was created with the intention that I would create, redeem and comfort others so that God can get His well-deserved glory and praise.  Ain’t that something?  God created me so that others could see and praise Him for who He is.

Yes, I’ve been deformed because of sin, however, in the core of my being, I still possess the qualities and character that God created me in, originally.  When I concentrate on God, His desires and plans, I can be transformed to my most perfect self.  

Doesn’t that make you see your situation differently.  In that moment, in my suddenly, my situation remained the same but my perspective and insight in the situation was changed.  Instead of concentrating on what was going on around me, I began to focus on who resides within me, who I am because of Him taking residence and what He empowers me to do.  When you remove all of the layers of the other stuff, sin, I am authentically and naturally made in the image and likeness of God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit!

Guess what?  You are PC, too!  WE are Perfectly Created!  

Continued Love my Friend,

Lady T Heart with solid fill

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