Are you only half awake?

GarionFor you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Psalm 139:1, (NIV)

Learning to know yourself and recognizing God’s design of you is the first step in awakening your spirit. It allows you to drop unhealthy habits and expectations, to leave the past behind, and to step into the life he planned for you.

Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us, and we are his. Psalm 100:3 (NLT)

God thought you up. He designed you the way you are on purpose—for HIS purpose.

Remember Saul of Tarsus? His blueprint was of an impassioned, deep-thinking, driven zealot. And that’s what he was—a fanatic who dedicated his life to persecuting people until God stopped him in his tracks on the road to Emmaus and woke up his spirit. Saul’s change was so profound, he got a new name—Paul. God didn’t change how he had designed Saul–he was still an impassioned, brilliant, driven zealot. But when God woke him up and Paul invited him into his heart, what changed was Paul’s purpose–instead of persecuting others, he dedicated the rest of his life to helping people by proclaiming the gospel message.

When you ask the Holy Spirit to flow through you, you are living in the time of redemption. It’s an ongoing transition, and you don’t have to be afraid that you will change so much that you won’t recognize yourself. Instead, you will become more like his original design for you. An awakened spirit is inspired to creative acts that follow the design of your creation.

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