Topic: Don’t Be Afraid To Be You
Scripture: He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works. Psalms 33:15 (NKJV)
Message: God created everything about you to be unique, and He wants you to build an honest relationship with Him based on who you really are, not who you think you should be or who other people say you should be.
We relate to God as individuals. When we talk to God, we are not supposed to check our individuality at the door of the prayer closet. We need to go before Him just the way we are and give Him the pleasure of enjoying the company of the “original” He has made each one of us to be. God enjoys meeting us where we are, developing a personal relationship with us and helping us grow to become everything He wants us to be.
Our verse for today teaches us that God has fashioned our hearts individually. As we develop our individual styles of communication with God, we can learn from people who may be more experienced than we are, but we need to be careful not to make them our standard.
Most people are afraid to not be like everyone else; many are more comfortable following specified rules than daring to follow the Spirit’s leading. When we follow man-made rules, we please people, but when we step out and follow God’s Spirit, we please Him. So remember, come as you are!
Prayer Starter: Lord Jesus, thank You for making me who I am – who You create me to be. And thank You for loving me, just as I am, amen!
Joyce Meyer 3 October 2021 Devotional Message for Sunday– Joyce Meyer is an American Charismatic Christian author and speaker and president of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Joyce and her husband Dave have four grown children.