When was the last time you intentionally began something new? 
What was the dream you were chasing? 
Do you remember how you felt before you began? 
What motivated you to start? 
They say that change occurs when it is too painful to stay the same. I have found that this can be a true change agent, but do I want this to be my motivation to give something new a chance? 

For me the answer to that question is NO!  

Does it happen, occasionally. But I would rather think that I am making choices on my own to become the better person, to shrug off fear and to face my future with purpose and a plan. 

I read an acronym for the word BECOME earlier this year and it has me thinking about what it truly means to BECOME so I created my own that I will share about over the next few posts. 

We all begin as seeds - naturally in our mother’s womb with her egg and our father’s seed uniting to create the embryo that will become us. There is that word, become, even in seed form it has written in the potential of our being, the coding in our DNA on who we are intended to BECOME. It isn’t just our hair or eye color, the shape of our features or our shoe size, it is also the memories of three generations that have gone before us, the memories of our great grand parents written in their own DNA and passed on out our grandparents, then our parents and now encoded in ours.  

Who we are is coded into our DNA, this is both the wonder of who we are as well as why we are born into the nature of sin. 

“When Adam sinned, sin entered the world. Adam’s sin brought death, so death spread to everyone, for everyone sinned.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭12‬ ‭NLT‬‬

In order for us to truly bloom we have to remove the barrier that keeps us from becoming all we are created to be - we have to remove the encasing of sin that has us trapped in a world gone wrong and live in truth and freedom. 

“The Scriptures tell us, “The first man, Adam, became a living person.” But the last Adam—that is, Christ—is a life-giving Spirit.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15‬:‭45‬ ‭NLT‬‬

How do we break out of the trap of sin? The Bible is clear that there is only one way for us to be free from Adam’s DNA and to live a new life with a rejuvenated DNA. By faith in Christ - the life-giving Spirit! It is by faith in Yeshua, God’s only son, that we can again have a relationship with our Creator, and the One True God.

‬ “because if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord [recognizing His power, authority, and majesty as God], and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart a person believes [in Christ as Savior] resulting in his justification [that is, being made righteous—being freed of the guilt of sin and made acceptable to God]; and with the mouth he acknowledges and confesses [his faith openly], resulting in and confirming [his] salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him [whoever adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him] will not be disappointed [in his expectations].””
‭‭Romans‬ ‭10‬:‭9‬-‭11‬ ‭AMP‬‬

It isn’t a prayer, it isn’t a one time statement, it is a life, a lifestyle of trust, faith and belief that Jesus is who He said He was and did what He said He would do - when you make this choice you place the blood of Jesus between you and a Holy God, breaking you out of the lifecycle of sin and gives you birth into His Kingdom of grace, love and Spirit! You have a whole new spiritual DNA!! You are ready to BLOOM and BECOME all you are divinely created to be!

Are you frustrated trying to find out who you are created to be? Are you struggling to find your identity and know and understand your place in this world? Have you taken the first step in BECOMING? It’s okay to be in the midst of the questions and the struggle, but you don’t want to live in that place forever. Is it time for you to make some intentional choices to begin something new? 

I would love to schedule a call with you and pray for you as you look for answers. Just contact me with a comment below or on my contact me page. If you are reading this, I am praying you are in a place where you are ready to bloom and become everything you were created to be!

On my next post we will cover how we engage to BECOME!

~Engage ~Create ~Overcome ~Moments ~Expand