You’re blessed when you’re content with just who you are—no more, no less.  That’s the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can’t be bought.”  (Matthew 5:5 –The Message)

Have you ever felt like you didn’t ‘belong’, you didn’t quite ‘fit’?  Like the child with his nose pressed against the windowpane of a country sweet shop.  Does life have those nostalgic moments when you stand outside alone, looking in at all those wonderful things that are waiting for someone to come in and own?

This morning we have a key to the Kingdom that will open the door and give us free access to every good and perfect gift.  Not only do we have permission to be who God has made us to be but, also we have the promise that we are blessed.  Think about it – imperfect, often frail, but uniquely designed one of a kind and beautifully molded into God’s image.  The place we are most blessed is found in being who He created us to be.

Sadly, woven into the very fabric of our being are the false images, the masks, the pretensions of what others or the world at large claims we are.  For too long we have been barraged with the – you must, you ought to, you should.  Everything and everyone has a mirror of who we are and holding it in our face, they press us to play the game, sing their song and dance to their tune.  The question we would ask this morning is one asked by Elsa Gidlow; “What if we smashed the mirrors and saw our true face?

Only He has the mirror image.  Undistorted by the pain of misrepresentation, His eyes reveal the ‘real’ you, and He said, it is good!

In Him you find passion, a passion that produces the power to be yourself and reach your potential.  Quietly, His way of life gives strength, security and the satisfaction gives us a place to belong.  We enter the country ‘sweet-shop’ of life to own all things and are greatly blessed.

Further Reading:   Genesis 3:31; Psalm 139:14; Ephesians 3:3-5