I’ll Never Be the Same

I’ll never be the same.

This lyric is in a song we sing at church called “Glory to Glory” by Bethel. The phrase really struck me the other week and I realized, wow, I will never be the same.

I will never be the same for so many reasons. Most obviously is the fact that God has changed me, which is what the song is all about. I don’t want to skip over this, because this without a doubt is the most important fact. Just as 2 Corinthians 5:17 says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!”

Again, this is the key reason, but there are so many other reasons that I’ll never be the same. Another huge reason is because of the trials I have gone through and are currently going through now. 

If you are in a difficult season or a season of waiting the whole reason God has you there is because he doesn’t want you to be the same. He wants to transform you in his image. He wants to refine you to be like him. He wants you to be different. He wants to take you higher. He wants to grow and stretch you, even when it hurts and it’s hard.

Reflect back on situations that have been really hard. Is it true that you came out stronger? Can you see his faithfulness in all the prior trials you have faced? What makes you think today is any different?

Personally, I am so thankful that I will never be the same. I am thankful that I am continually being refined into being a better wife, sister, daughter, friend, co-worker, blogger and person. I am thankful that God loves me so much that he doesn’t leave me where I am, but he takes me through the trials so I can be forever changed. 

Take comfort in the fact that God doesn’t want you to be the same. He wants to transform everything about you. He never desires to leave you stagnant, but he wants to move you forward in his relationship with him. And yes, often times that means working through the hardships in order for change to happen. God doesn’t do this to harm you or hurt you, but because he loves you.

No matter what season you are in today, trust that if it’s hard, Jesus is doing a greater work in you than you will ever be able to fully understand. Seek him and know that you will come out looking more like Jesus than ever before. Take joy and find peace in the fact that you will never, ever be the same.
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11 Comments
  • Cherlexia M
    Posted at 10:58h, 16 December Reply

    This really blessed my spirit. As I sit in the hospital for the umpteenth time over the last few weeks I was getting down about some labs I received. A week ago I gave birth to my miracle child after 6 miscarriages but she was 8 weeks early due to preeclampsia. My bp has been giving me issues so while she’s in the nicu (doing amazingly well) I’m still struggling to get better. But I’m reminded God has kept me and keeps keeping me. So many beautiful friendships and relationships have been built and are mending due to this. My faith which was shaky is getting stronger everyday. I realize I’m not who I was even a week ago. God has/still is changing me and working my story out for my good and to bless others. Everyday is still hard. I’m still crying from being apart from my baby girl. Yet God has blessed her that when she comes home she has parents who have had their faith and zeal for Christ renewed and restored.

  • Cheryl
    Posted at 12:57h, 16 December Reply

    It is so encouraging to look back over our lives and trace God’s hand and see how He has taken us from “faith to faith”, how He has orchestrated the details, and how, through it all, He has changed us. I am so thankful to not be the same as I used to be, and I look forward to the good I will see later from the trials I currently face. Merry Christmas, Caroline!!

  • Andrea
    Posted at 19:48h, 16 December Reply

    Some days it’s actually harder than others

  • Rebecca J Vincent
    Posted at 20:09h, 16 December Reply

    I dont WANT to be the same 😉

  • Kay
    Posted at 20:38h, 16 December Reply

    What an encouraging post! Thank you for this!

  • Terri
    Posted at 21:36h, 16 December Reply

    I needed to read this today so thank you for posting.

  • Patricia
    Posted at 22:14h, 16 December Reply

    This week has been a doozy friend, and these words are just the reminder I needed. I’m so happy that God loves me enough to want me to be a better version of myself even if that means facing the trials and tribulations that we are certain to face in this life.

  • gen delali
    Posted at 21:17h, 18 December Reply

    I just finished listening to the song on YouTube. I love it!
    It’s s true! The Lord has done so many things in me that I am forever changed! Like, I cant even believe I am the stronger, joyful me that I am now considering all the crazy things I had to go through last year. I have become so much better and wiser now. I am forever changed!
    Thanks for this!

  • Kristi
    Posted at 21:38h, 18 December Reply

    Amen!! Praise God that He works in us and through us during our trials. We will come to know Him on a new level and serve Him in ways we never could have dreamed before we went through those trials.

  • Kristy
    Posted at 06:25h, 23 December Reply

    Thus could not be more true. My life, especially as of late, is testimony to this. Despite the difficulies, He is bringing forth beauty from ashes.

  • Rhonda
    Posted at 20:27h, 22 February Reply

    Thanks for this reminder.

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