The Real Me

Oct 3, 2021    Pastor David Anglin

The Real Me

I'm really not that bad!
It wasn't my fault!
I can't believe I reacted that way!
I was having a bad day!

How often do you find yourself trying to explain the reason for your behavior? How often have you heard others use some of the excuses above? Here is a thought to remember:

Never underestimate a person's ability for
self-deception or self-justification.

Honest self-assessment is a difficult thing. When you consider the "real me" what do you see? When we see bad stuff inside we automatically look for someone to blame. If you battle anger it must be because of someone or something else--like your parents, job, stress, or your circumstances--anything but you.

The reality is that you are far worse than you realize and yet far more loved than you deserve. You have the potential for evil and destruction beyond your comprehension but you also have the potential for your life to be used for good that stretches into eternity.

So how can you and I accurately see and evaluate the "real me"? In Galatians 5:16-26, we find an ancient tool for self-assessment. This is the ultimate guide to your current spiritual reality. Are you living in the flesh or out of the Spirit?

Never settle for self-deception, spiritual excuses, or the blame game.

"For freedom, CHRIST has set you FREE..." - Gal. 5:1

This Sunday we will look at Galatians 5:16-21, for the key and only hope for living a godly life.