Have you become unrecognizable to God?

Posted on April 29, 2018 By Steve Gray

We were created in the image of God. We were designed to take on the heart, spirit, and image of Christ as we draw closer to God through communion and fellowship. The more time we spend in His presence, the more we begin to look like our Father from the inside out. 

But how many Christians are actually seeking the presence of God?

Many believers have neglected the value of God’s presence and allowed the cares of life to distract them from spending quality time with God. Because of this, they no longer look like their Father and have taken on the image of the world.

When we allow the cares of life to overtake us, our Christ-like image can become distorted and we can become unrecognizable to God. But even in this low place, there is still hope for the believer.

When you’re in a place where you know you’ve become unrecognizable to God, it’s not time to run from God’s presence, it’s time to run to Him: The One who is capable of changing you, transforming you, and conforming you back into His image.

It’s time for many believers to run back to the heart of Christ and be transformed by the power and presence of God.
 

Embracing Correction: A Key to Become More Like Christ

If you’ve become unrecognizable to God, now is the best time to run back to God’s heart with humility and desperation. God doesn’t need perfection to change you, He simply needs a pure and repentant heart to do the surgery on your life that you so desperately long for.​

 

Just like David, we must not ignore who we’ve become. Instead, we must humbly put our hearts, our wills, and our lives on the altar and allow God to make us new.

“My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.” – Psalm 51:17

God wants to change and transform you, but you must want His correction. God cannot change a person whose heart is rebellious, prideful and despises instruction and correction. His correction is not always fun or easy, but it is always from a place of love and concern. Learning to embrace his chastisement is the key to growing closer and closer to our Lord.

Is God calling you deeper?

Remember: God doesn’t search for perfect people. He searches for pure-hearted people who make their hearts available to Him and put aside their own will to fulfill His. Are you willing to accept the call to lay down your life and become more like Him? Are you willing to put aside the distractions and truly seek His face? There is no time to spare. It’s time to allow God to transform and use you. Not tomorrow, not next week, but right now.