‘…you were marked in him with a seal…’ Ephesians 1.13
One of the great transformations that God wants to bring about for us all is to change us from victims into gifts.
So often we feel like victims - at the mercy of the circumstances in which we find ourselves, what has happened to us or the families into which we were born. This attitude causes us to focus on what has happened to us, and as we look at this it can produce a negative energy within us. The truth is that we are not just victims, but also gifts because of the presence of the Holy Spirit within us.
The Holy Spirit dwells within us wherever we go. The implication of this is that when we meet people, it is not just us as victims of our circumstances who meet them, but also us as bearers of the Spirit of God. In this capacity we are a gift to every person we meet.
It is recognising that we are gifts that will make all the difference. We have no trouble remembering that we are victims, but the challenge is to remember what else we carry with us – the very presence of God.
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