All of us have our truth based on the story of our lives. What we’ve come through has shaped who we are and how we see the world. This is my truth!
So what’s your truth?
There’s no doubt that’s a personal question, and for some of us, we’ve told no one all of the things we’ve come through. We have a story, meaning there’s the good, the bad, and the ugly. Unfortunately, that also means setbacks, hurts and disappointments have left a sting in our hearts and minds.
All of this is defined as, My Truth.
It’s real and it’s a part of who we are. However, it’s not who we have to be!
This is important because what we’ve been through does not have to define what we become. The hurt and bruises of our hearts, do not have the last word of where we end up. This is because there is His Truth!
My truths are the facts of my life and the reality of what I feel and where I come from. His truth has the power to take my facts and turn them for good. Only Jesus can do this!
This is profound because, we do not have to be the victim of where we come from. We do not have to be the victim of what has happened to us. We do not have to end up being, what our past is saying.
We can be who Jesus created us to be, and furthermore, He can take My Truth and give us all a new reality.
How is this possible?
“Make them holy by your truth; teach them your word, which is truth.”John 17:17
This is a verse in the famous prayer that Jesus prayed for you and me. It’s full of amazing content and this statement feels like a gem found among diamonds.
In this verse, the Greek definition for the word truth means, the highest reality there is.
Think about that, God’s truth is the highest reality! Meaning, His Truth is greater than my truth and His truth can change my truth.
So, no matter our past, no matter our drama, trauma, pain, issues and more, Jesus can change the narrative of our lives.
Because of this, we must decide whose truth will define our lives. His or ours?
For me, I’ve seen Jesus change my narrative. I was molested as a young kid and struggled in school. I had an angry resident within me and I didn’t know my purpose. There’s no doubt in my mind who I would be today without His Truth changing my reality.
I would be an anger filled person who would have, baby mama drama, dependent on alcohol and be a loser in my attitude and mentality. This would be the outcome of my truth, BUT GOD!
He rescued me, freed me and healed me. His Truth formed me into someone new, someone with purpose and someone with a new way of doing life. This is Jesus and if He did it for me, He can do it for you!
The question is, will we let His Truth become our truth?
I had to confess my issues to God. I then had to make it right by apologizing to other people. I then had to dig deep and reach out for help through a counselor and most importantly, I began to let God’s truth shape me by reading it and believing it.
These are the steps I’ve taken to let God’s Truth be my new reality, by making new my old one.
“This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” 2 Corinthians 5:17
This verse is His Truth, making us new and getting rid of the old. How great is God?
This is what He does and this is what He will do for you.
Our part is this, we must decide who will define our lives, My Truth or His Truth.
My Truth is real but His is greater. My Truth is a part of me but it’s not all of me. My Truth is where I’ve been but it’s not where I’m going. In Jesus the best is yet to come!
I wanna encourage you today, there’s nothing you’ve been through that Jesus doesn’t understand. There’s nothing you’ve been through that Jesus can’t heal. There’s nothing you’ve been through that Jesus can’t restore and make new.
Therefore, It’s my hope you find what you’ve been looking for in Jesus.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”Jeremiah 29:11
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May His face shine upon you and give you peace.
His Truth is greater,