Over the last few weeks, the focus of my blogs has been on encouraging you to become and behave as your authentic self. Perhaps, I got ahead of myself. What if you desperately want to become your authentic self, but you have no idea who that is, how to discover that part of your being, or even how to do become your authentic self. How do I identify my authentic self? That is question has trumped most individuals, but it does not have to defeat you. Many people struggle with a more broad question of “who am I” and “What is my purpose?”
For the sake of this blog, we are going to focus on how one becomes their authentic self. I will provide insight into how one applies such findings. So stay tuned!
First off, it is beyond CRITICAL for you to understand the following: If you do not understand this, we have a bigger issue that must be corrected before we can move forward. Without this one foundational component, we are missing the foundation to build. You must, and I mean you must understand how much you are loved regardless if you feel loved or not. I am not talking about unconditional or performance love, I am talking about what love actually is. Love is:
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.1 Corinthians 13:4-8
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues,they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
Therefore, the love I am asking you to understand is the love of our Heavenly Father. But, you can’t understand His love intellectually, you must have a revelation, which is revealed in your heart. In the Bible, a person’s heart is the combination of their spirit and their soul. So now it’s time to awaken your spirit so you can begin learning, identifying, and knowing who you AUTHENTICALLY are.
We must remember that feelings cannot be trusted because they are too irrational and fleeting, wrapped around our emotions and moods versus the truth – YOU ARE LOVED. Remember feelings – emotions – come from our carnal mind, which contains our soul (mind, will and emotions). So many people think love is a feeling. Well, love is a choice, and I promise you are loved. Again, if you don’t feel it that’s okay, all I need from you is to believe that you are loved. It’s imperative for you to remember you were also made to love. Human beings crave relationships. Even the introvert down the hall requires connection and love. No, I’m not talking about Hollywood love, but true spiritual and empowering love. One that goes beyond logic; love that is an absolute choice, not the kind of performance earned, unconditional, or temporary love. I am talking about everlasting love.
Secondly, you might not like how you were created, designed, and assembled, but I promise you there were no mistakes. However, sometimes we aren’t actually operating the way Our Father designed us to because we are so focused on living carnally and not spiritually.
I have yet to meet an individual who from the start 100% loved their body unless they were raised to focus on their spirit man, not their carnal man. However, I know many people who have come to love and accept their mind and body by learning how to operate in their spirit. While you may feel God messed up creating you, you have to understand how one of a kind, unique, amazing and terrific you genuinely are. Some of the traits you hate about yourself – and yes, some might be some ugly, tactless traits – are only opportunities where miracles and encouraging transformation can occur through you moving from operating from your soul to your spirit.
Now, that we got the foundation installed correctly, and placed the walls up, it’s time to decorate your inside through identifying how wonderfully and fearfully you were designed. I understand it; it’s more comfortable to follow the path of the “shoulds” or the past of least resistance than stepping out in bravery on your own unbeaten down path. Plus it feels as if there’s more security following the “sheep” in the world, yet most people yearn to be a sheepdog following Christ.
However, to be a sheepdog we must be brave, fearless, courageous, and work hard on developing our spirit man. That’s right; if you are unwilling to work on yourself and grow and cultivate the truth residing in you, then it’s best you stop reading now.
Since this is a multipart series, it’s essential for you to do some self-discovery while you read this blog. I wish I could tell you all the fantastic parts about you but I cannot because I don’t know you. However, if you are unsure who you are spiritually speaking please book the complimentary call because I am excellent at developing people’s spirit. My goal is for you to begin to understand how incredible you are; how unique you are; how much wisdom you hold in your heart; and how much of an expert in you, you are. You just might be confused to what’s truly you and what’s your soul. It’s important to separate the two.