The Chrysalis

23 Apr

The Chrysalis…

You may find yourself dealing with old habits and feeling stuck in them; thinking old thoughts or repeating ungodly or unhealthy behavior. But don’t conclude that that’s who you really are.

Consider the butterfly. It starts out as a worm-like creature that goes into a shell and becomes a chrysalis. The chrysalis bears the shape of the old body, the caterpillar.

In order for the butterfly to become the new creature it was born to become, it has to break out of the old shape. So you have an old self and a new self.

Those old habits you deal with are no longer part of the new self. They’re nothing but a shell. The new you is not that, but inside it. Learn to see the shell for what it is.

Break out into what God has for you. The old thoughts are things that you can break out of. It’s not the real you in God anymore. So become that heavenly creature you were meant to become.

Break out of that thing which is no longer you, it’s just the shell of the chrysalis.

But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Colossians 3:8

Today, don’t accept the limitations of the old you, the old life – break the shell, break out of that chrysalis – and live as the new creation you are.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

Scripture: Colossians 3:8

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