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Friday, April 18, 2008

Transforming your character

Let me be absolutely clear: You will never become God, or even a god. That prideful lie is Satan's oldest temptation. Stan promised Adam and Eve that if they followed his advice, "ye shall be as gods" Many religions and New Age Philosophies still promote this old lie that we are divine or can become gods.

This desire to be a god shows up every time we try to control our circumstances, our future, and people around us (can't tell you how many times my Mother has told me this). But as creatures, we will never be the
Creator. God doesn't want you to become a god; he wants you to become godly--taking on his values, attitudes, and character. The Bible says, "Take on an entirely new way of life---a God-fashioned life, a life renewed from the inside and working itself into your conduct as God accurately reproduces his character in you.

God's ultimate goal for your life on earth is not comfort, but character development. He wants you to grow up spiritually and become like Christ. Becoming like Christ does not mean losing your personality or becoming a mindless clone. God created your uniqueness, so he certainly doesn't want to destroy it. Christlikeness is all about transforming your character, not your personality.

Never forget that life is not about You !
You exisit for God's purposes, not vice versa.

Why would God provide"Heaven on earth"when he's planned the real thing for you in eternity? God gives us our time on earth to build and strengthen our character for heaven.

Your character is essentially the sum of your habits.

God is far more interested in what you are than what you do.

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