Finally You


The “picture” you’ve drawn of yourself

Title: “Old Me” The one talked about in 2 Corinthians 5:17

But God’s drawing a different picture!

Title: “New Me”
“In Christ” - “God’s Guy” “God’s Girl”

Ephesians 4 – The you Jesus enables you to be
V. 25 - Truthful instead of lying
V. 26 - Calm instead of angry
V. 27 - Giving instead of taking
V. 29 - Building people up instead of tearing them down
V. 31 - Kind instead of harsh
V. 31 - Forgiving instead of bitter
Ch. 5:3 - Pure love instead of poison love

Finally free to be you. Just you. The real you. Only one you.

THE YOU YOU’RE CREATED TO BE



Not the invented you; Instagram you. Not the one with all the masks by the front door – “which me shall I be today?”

In His image Genesis 1:27
Wonderfully made Psalm 139:13, 14
God’s masterpiece Ephesians 2:10
Worth the life of the Son of God Galatians 2:20b

Why haven’t we been this real us? Because we couldn’t. You don’t have the power to be the you God created you to be.

Until Jesus sets you free. And gives you Resurrection Power
to be the only you that’s ever going to feel right.


No longer controlled by other people . . . living to be what others want you to be. Insisting you dance to their music. That’s not free!
Luke 7:32

This is free . . .

“You have been made complete in Him.” Colossians 2:10

Now you can replace that old picture you’ve drawn of you with the one GOD is drawing.
Forever loved. Forever treasured. Forever safe.

Masks in the trash. All the games you’ve had to play to make others happy – in the trash.

All the love, all the worth, all the attention, all the belonging you’ll ever need. You are a son or daughter of God because of Jesus – that’s the one real you.
No more masks! No more games! No more being something you’re not! Finally free!

THE YOU YOU CAN BE NOW



Living for a future , not just a moment.
Jeremiah 29:11 “The good things” He “planned long ago
for you to do” (Ephesians 2:10, NLT)

Putting others first. Philippians 2:3-5

Lifting people up. Now that you know how much you’re worth, you want to help them realize how much they’re worth. You’ll be living like Jesus, making people feel like Jesus did!

Setting others free. Matthew 28:5-7a

“Come and see” that Jesus is alive. And you have.
Now “go and tell” them He’s alive for them!

When you’re finally free to be the real you, you’re free to love. To put others first. To live unselfishly. To let your feelings out. To forgive. To say “I’m sorry.” To help someone else go to heaven with you.

Because of Jesus, you’re FINALLY YOU!