As all of us reflect the Lord’s glory with faces that are not covered with veils, we are being changed into his image with ever-increasing glory. -2 Corinthians 3:18 GW
Criticism and rejection from childhood experiences can easily adhere to your memory, like ink images sticking to Silly Putty, which shapes your view to- ward yourself. Left unchecked, this poor mindset has the ability to carry over into your adult life.
Regardless of what caused this fractured identity, you can rewrite your identity through a growing relationship with Christ, Bible reading, and the works of the Holy Spirit within you. Adjusting your thinking to what God says about you in His word is the beginning of pulling down the wrong thought patterns you have been accustomed to believing.
This transformation will not take place over night. The poor mentality took time to develop and it will take time and effort to redevelop into a healthy, positive attitude. When you start to realign your thoughts and begin to believe what God’s word says about you, you will begin to think more highly of yourself in a godly, well-balanced way.
As you progress and accept God’s view toward yourself, then you will be able to experience healthier, happier relationships with others, too. Read part two tomorrow.
Thank God that He knows you are a work-in-progress and grateful that He is recreating you anew.
Pray that the Holy Spirit will help you to pull down old patterns and adhere to God-fashioned ones.