“And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator.” – Colossians 3:10
As a child of God, you were made in His image. But the truth is, you can resemble someone and be nothing like them.
I had the privilege of playing golf at a prestigious golf course in North Carolina. And because it was such a nice course, I tried my best to look like I knew what I was doing (even though I am a mediocre golfer, at best).
I had just gotten a new golf bag, one of the big ones like the pros carry. I had some nice golf slacks with a matching shirt, a white belt, and new white golf shoes. I had a new hat on my head and a new glove on my hand.
And as I was getting ready to take a few practice swings on the range, I heard a group of people behind me talking… and in their conversation, someone behind me spoke up and said, “Is that Rickie Fowler?”
If you don’t know, Rickie Fowler is a professional golfer. He’s one of the best in the game today. And I guess my appearance on that particular morning must have resembled his “professional” look.
I decided not to even turn around to see who was asking the question. But instead, I took my first practice swing on the range, thinking, “I’m going to smoke this ball and they are going to think I’m really him.”
Instead, I swung as hard as I could and chili-dipped the ball. I had to stand there and embarrassingly watch my ball roll about 60 yards before it came to a screeching halt. When I turned around to look for my fans, there wasn’t a single person still watching. When they saw my swing, they quickly realized I wasn’t who I appeared to be.
My point is, you can resemble someone all day long and be nothing like them. Today, there are a lot of people populating planet earth. These are people that were created in God’s image, just like you and me. They have a spirit and a soul and a mind, and yet they look nothing like the God who created them.
Do you look like the God who created you? Or have you slipped into living like the rest of the world? Don’t be someone who simply looks the part but couldn’t be further from it. Instead, we should strive to be like the One who created us!