Go to your True Self
Now Adonai said to Avram, “Get yourself out of your country, away from your kinsmen and away from your father’s house, and go to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make of you a great nation, I will bless you, and I will make your name great; and you are to be a blessing. 3 I will bless those who bless you, but I will curse anyone who curses you; and by you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”
I find the Book of Genesis one of the more fascinating books of Scripture – Why? Simply put, Torah allows us to see (read and feel) the joys, the pain, the anguish and the errors of those who came millennia before, who paved the Way to Adonai ahead of us. Abraham was one of those.
In Genesis 12, verses 1 to 3, Adonai tells Abraham to ‘Go!’ In speaking directly to our Patriarch, The Almighty’s Words had at least a double meaning; on the surface, He was saying leave this land and go to where I will show you. At a deeper meaning, Adonai was instructing Abraham to go deeper within himself to his ‘true-self’. How does that work?
First, very few of us know our ‘true-self’. This is hidden from us deep within our subconscious minds, far from our conscious minds. Only through the efforts of Ruach Hakadosh, the Holy Spirit of the Living God, may we be guided to understanding the nature of our ‘true-self’. Once there, we have some choices to make:
- Do we accept this as our ‘true-self’, especially if we don’t like or agree with what we find or do we disregard and deny this is our ‘true-self’?
- If we do accept this as our ‘true-self’, are we willing to ask Ruach Hakadosh to refine us, drawing us closer to the image of Adonai Yeshua, the Lord Jesus?
- If we as for refinement, are willing to go through the trials and ordeals which will be our crucible of refinement or, experiencing the pain and anguish of tests and trials, abandon this journey, declaring – ‘It is too hard for me’?
Beloved, once we accept Adonai’s invitation to open our hearts to Him and His Son, our lives will never again be the same. We will grow, we will change, we will be refined. As any conscientious teacher and psychologist will tell you, deep learning, that is learning about self, is hard, requiring change. Change is often painful, as it requires letting go of the comfortable and stepping into the unknown. As Adonai said to Abraham – Go to a land that I will show you – He says to us ‘Go on a journey of self-discovery and I will guide you.’ There will be no map of the journey; like the explorers who first landed on our shores, the map will unfold as we go. However, we have a Guide who we can Trust, a Guide who is Faithful and Loving; He will lead us through the trials and the tests we will face along the way, as long as we choose to remain on His Way. And He will never abandon us.
Trust Almighty God, my friends, to be there with you, as you ‘Go!’ May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless you richly.
CONSIDER: Have you ever asked the Blessed Holy Spirit of the Living God to lead you into an examination of your ‘true self’? Have you attempted to find your true self alone, without help?
ACTION: Although you could have some success, by leading yourself to unpack your true self, I doubt you would have much success in refining yourself. This is something only our Beloved Adonai can and will do. I urge you to go to prayer and ask for His help in this life-changing process.
PRAY: Abba B’Shamayim, Heavenly Father, I thank you for blessing those who have come to you, asking for your help in uncovering their true-selves. I thank you for helping them refine their selves to become what you have always known they would. B’Shem Adonai Yeshua Mashichainu, Amein.
May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob fully and richly bless you.