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Be the You God Created You to Be

This morning I was awakened by a clicking sound. I have heard it before but never so close and never been awaken by it. As I opened my eyes I see my cat desperately trying to get to the window. I pulled the string to open the shade for her and there I see a singing Cardinal. There it was sitting on the banister just singing and flickering its’ wings. How beautiful and perfectly created it was. It seemed to not care about its audience; just did what came naturally. It didn’t hide any aspect of itself to please anyone. My approval was not needed for this little creature to sing proudly.

Admiring it, I remembered a scripture I read earlier this week: Mathew 5:5: “You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less. That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.” (MSG) WOW! This really hit me with great joy! I don’t need anything external to be happy. This is another scripture that says that WE as God’s creation have been given all that we need to be happy. We just need to embrace who we are, and use our gifts for the Kingdom.

I can’t help but think about Christians within the LGBT community. We are definitely a peculiar bunch. “Christian Gays” to conservative Christians this is an oxymoron. How can we say we are Christians if we are gay? Recently an NBA athlete announced that he was gay. He talked about how free he feels now that he is out and doesn’t have to hide who God created him to be.That’s the key thing to accomplishing God’s will in our lives–being who God created us to be– “Nothing more, nothing less.”

As a lesbian woman with a passion for Christ, I struggled very much with this issue. I realized that while I was giving attention to my sexuality I was not giving the deserved attention to God. This had to change, and slowly it has. Coming full circle of who I am has released a new me that I never knew I could bring out. I feel this great energy to tell people ALL that I am in Christ. Every day God reveals to me another aspect of me that shows how strong, resilient and powerful I am–in HIM.

If you haven’t done so yet, I ask you all who are reading this, release the TRUE you. Whatever it is that you are holding back or hiding because of what “people” think–RELEASE IT! Be the man or woman that God created you to be! How do you know who or what that is? Well, ask God to reveal it to you, every day.

You will have days of struggle, but once you are determined to please God and not people, each day will be easier. Pray daily, reach out to a support group, do whatever you need to do to walk proud of being whatever God created you to be. It’s the best feeling ever! Only when you accomplish this can you move on to the next great journey in your Spiritual walk. Remember, the Bible says in Luke 12:48: “Great gifts mean great responsibilities”! It’s our duty to be who God created us to be–NOTHING MORE, NOTHING LESS. If we don’t, we are not pleasing God.

Written by: Barbara González

A Letter From God

My Dear Child,

There are some changes you need to make in your life. When you make these changes, I can fulfill My promise to give you peace, joy, and happiness in this life.

Please do these things every day, and you will have joy, peace, and happiness every day:

  1. QUIT WORRYING: Have you forgotten that I am here to take all your burdens and carry them for you? Let Me.
  2. PUT IT ON THE LIST: When a problem needs to be taken care of, put in on the list. No, not your list. Put it on My to-do list. Let Me be the one to take care of it. I can take care of anything you put into My Hands. (I also take care of a lot of things for you that you never even realize.)
  3. TRUST ME:  Once you’ve given your burdens to me, quit trying to take them back. Leave them with Me and forget about them. Have faith that I will take care of all your needs, your problems, and your trials.
  4. TALK TO ME:  I love you. I want to hear your voice. I want you to include Me in on the things going on in your life. I want to hear about your friends and family. Prayer is simply you having a conversation with Me. I want to be your dearest friend. I want to help you. All you have to do is ask.
  5. HAVE FAITH: I can see a lot of things from here that you can’t see from where you are. Have faith in Me that I know what I’m doing and that I will always do what’s best for you.
  6. BE PATIENT: Trust in My timing, for My timing is perfect.
  7. BE KIND: Be kind to others because I love them as much as I love you.
  8. LOVE YOURSELF: As much as I love you, how can you not love yourself? You were created by Me for one reason only–to be loved and to love in return. I am a God of love. Love Me. Love your neighbor. But also love yourself. It makes My heart ache when I see you criticizing or condemning yourself. You are very precious to Me. Never forget how much I love you.
  9. FORGIVE: Forget every wrong. Cancel the debts. Let them all go.
  10. VISIT ME: Come to My House often. Spend time with Me there. Feel at Home. Everything I have there is yours. Take whatever you need. Share it with others when you leave. Share your joy with those who need encouragement. Share your faith with those who have none. Share Me with everyone you know. Give them this list.



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