I’ll Never Be the Same
I’ll never be the same.
This lyric is in a song we sing at church called “Glory to Glory” by Bethel. The phrase really struck me the other week and I realized, wow, I will never be the same.
I will never be the same for so many reasons. Most obviously is the fact that God has changed me, which is what the song is all about. I don’t want to skip over this, because this without a doubt is the most important fact. Just as 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”
Again, this is the key reason, but there are so many other reasons that I’ll never be the same. Another huge reason is because of the trials I have gone through and are currently going through now.
If you are in a difficult season or a season of waiting the whole reason God has you there is because he doesn’t want you to be the same. He wants to transform you in his image. He wants to refine you to be like him. He wants you to be different. He wants to take you higher. He wants to grow and stretch you, even when it hurts and it’s hard.
Reflect back on situations that have been really hard. Is it true that you came out stronger? Can you see his faithfulness in all the prior trials you have faced? What makes you think today is any different?
Personally, I am so thankful that I will never be the same. I am thankful that I am continually being refined into being a better wife, sister, daughter, friend, co-worker, blogger and person. I am thankful that God loves me so much that he doesn’t leave me where I am, but he takes me through the trials so I can be forever changed.
Take comfort in the fact that God doesn’t want you to be the same. He wants to transform everything about you. He never desires to leave you stagnant, but he wants to move you forward in his relationship with him. And yes, often times that means working through the hardships in order for change to happen. God doesn’t do this to harm you or hurt you, but because he loves you.
No matter what season you are in today, trust that if it’s hard, Jesus is doing a greater work in you than you will ever be able to fully understand. Seek him and know that you will come out looking more like Jesus than ever before. Take joy and find peace in the fact that you will never, ever be the same.
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