I recently watched the Marvel movie, “The Eternals”. In one scene one of the demi-gods was struggling to learn how to understand and control their newfound powers. While this is all fantasy and doesn’t reflect my theology, it got me thinking about the uncovering of your true self. Rather than focus on the Herculean struggle that it can be this thought, it changed my perspective completely. It can be difficult, but it is also the biggest adventure of our journey. The rewards of living in your true self are very real. Your “magic” as the quote refers to is your ticket to freedom, life, and fulfillment. Once you connect to your creator and live a life of intimacy with Him you will find a whole new level of existence. Your cooperation with Him and submission to His plan will bring you into harmony with your life journey. Like an alcoholic describing his process of becoming sober, it is difficult, but the process is worth it.
This shift is very important. When you live with masks and pretend your life does not work. When you begin to uncover the person that God created you to be you will find life more abundant. The submission to Him and the courage to be unapologetically yourself is to live in intimacy with your creator and to embrace his will for your life. It is to experience the joy of belonging. It is to discover your place in the healthiest, most loving family there is. It is to find the peace that passes all understanding. That is why the focus on the outcome is so important in this process. You may have to face and process things that you wanted to avoid. You may have to acknowledge things about yourself that cause you discomfort and pain. You may end up dealing with many complications in relationships as you begin to transition into your creator’s image of you. You will experience a great release from bondage and experience liberation at a level that is unprecedented.
Like most spiritual processes this is an ongoing activity. Satan is ready to bring back the bondage and chaos if you succumb to the temptation to pretend. It is as close as a single decision to pretend. The chilling effect on your spirit will come quickly. Like all sin, it is actually more natural than living righteously. It will feel better because you are in control of the process and you know the territory. The chaos and bondage will return and even that will feel more natural than freedom. So remember, this is an ongoing effort that will require vigilance and awareness. This is a lifetime journey, so don’t become oblivious and apathetic. Listen to the voice of your creator. He will guide your steps.