“For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10 NLT
The Greek work could be translated we are God’s “poem” or His “making” or His “workmanship.” The idea is that it is the work of God, and not by our works, that we have been brought from death to life.
This is not referring to our creation by men (our parents) or but rather our new creation in Christ where the old was replaced with the new. We are now the beautiful work of the Cross, where God took our sin-soaked lives and changed them into Christ-filled lives.
Everyday you should wake up to this reality. You are God’s masterpiece. You have been brought from death to life. The old self is gone; the new self is here. You have been raised to new life, given a new heart. You are no longer a slave to sin. You are no longer a slave to fear or anxiety. You are no longer a product of your own doing; you are God’s work. His poem. His masterpiece. You don’t need to blaze a new trail but simply to follow in the path He has made for you. You have been given all the fruits of the spirit (love, joy peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control Galations 5:22-23). You have been given the “riches of Christ.” He will give you everything you need.
Spend some time praying to the Lord and asking Him to purge you of all the lies the world has told you of who you are, including the false things you have believed about yourself. Now, ask Him to speak His truth to you. Sit and listen for a minute. Go ahead. Set a timer.
“I am confident that the Creator, who has begun such a great work among you, will not stop in mid-design but will keep perfecting you until the day Jesus the Anointed, our Liberating King, returns to redeem the world.” Philippians 1:6 VOICE