Ephesians chapter 2 is a powerful chapter illustrating the transformation believers go through. Here’s a random fact. I love comic books. I never got into knowing random facts about Marvel or knowing everything about a super hero comic book character. I love the art of vintage comic books. Like I could stare at those books for hours. The best parts were when the super hero discovered their super power and the transformation started. This transformation starts at the very beginning of the story.
Instead of a radio active spider creating a super hero kid, we have the power of Christ within us because of what He did for us. We are transformed, not because of what we did, but what He did. When He looks at us He sees conquerors through Christ. He doesn’t see what you did in the past. He doesn’t see what everyone seemed to see in you when you were growing up. He doesn’t see your weight, or your failures, or your blemishes, or your imperfections… He doesn’t see you that way.
He doesn’t see you the way your boyfriend sees you
He doesn’t see you the way your kids see you.
He doesn’t see you the way that teacher saw you.
He doesn’t see you how your father saw you.
He doesn’t see you how your mother sees you.
He doesn’t see you how your ex husband sees you.
He doesn’t see you the way your ex wife sees you.
He doesn’t see you that way…
No, He sees you pure and Holy, because you are in Christ. You are covered in His blood.
If you are having a hard time with your thought life. If your negative self talk is on loop walk through these steps with me:
- Think about who you were before you knew Christ and who you are now. There’s a huge difference. (Ephesians 2:1-3)
- Remind yourself who God is. He is rich in mercy. He loved you even when you had our backs turned away from Him (vs 4). He has given you eternal and “right now” life (vs 5). He has given you a seat right next to Him in heaven (vs 6)! seated you in the heavenly places. He is kind (vs 7).
- You have been saved and it is a free gift (vs 8).
- God has created you and every part of your personality, how you look, your interests, what family you came from, your DNA, your story. He created it all (vs 9).
- He has called you a masterpiece (vs 10).
- He has a purpose for your life. He planned this out before He created you (vs 10).
See, whatever is in you are telling yourself about yourself — God doesn’t see you that way. When He saved you He also transformed your life. That’s straight from Ephesians 2. You are no longer what you used to be! No matter how others see you — read Ephesians 2, because that is how God sees you.
How has knowing how God sees you helped you? Was this helpful? Let me know in the comments.