This is the way I am. This is the way God made me. I cannot change.
Ever hear anyone say that?
If this statement is true, it would be the saddest thing in the world.
It is absolutely true that God loves every single human being just the way they are. There is absolutely nothing you and I can ever do to make God love us more, or make God loves us less. God’s love for us is wholly complete and perfect. God loves every single person, regardless of background, orientation, history, beliefs, and baggage just the way we are.
We don’t have to be anything other than who we are for God to love us completely and perfectly.
And…get this…God loves us so much, he will not allow us to remain the way we are.
God’s love for us will always transform us. Each of us, because of the love of God, will become more of who God created us to be. Each of us, because of and through the love of God, will be changed and become more like Christ.
Imagine if God’s love did not change us.
What an absolute shame it would be if racists remained racist even after knowing that God is the creator of all people.
What an absolute shame it would be if bigots claimed, God loves me just the way I am. This is the way God created me. There is nothing I can do to change me. What an absolute crying shame that would be.
What an absolute shame it would be for sinners to claim, sin is what I do.
God loves me just the way I am. I cannot change. God made me this way.
Thank God this is a false statement. Thank God this is not true.
Because no one is yet fully who we are created to be, because no one is yet fully all that we are meant to be, every one of us has the potential to change and be more of who we were created to be.
Because we are all sinners, because we all have areas that need to change, it is absolutely great news that God’s love will transform each and every one of us.
We will be more fully human, fully who we were meant to be, only as the love of God continues to transform us.
Yes. God loves you just the way you are. And, because God loves us so much, he cannot let us remain just the way we are!
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