Back in August of 2019, I wrote a blog post about staying true to design. After looking at it in light of all that has happened in me since then, I would like to shift my previous view of what it means to really stay true to design.
At that time I believed that our design was to express ourselves, but that was so skewed. Our age tells us, “you do you,” “be you,” and you’ll be happy. But that is not our design. We are meant for expression, but not self-expression. Romans 9:21 and 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 make it very clear that we are vessels made to contain Christ, and we express what we contain. When God made man and woman, He said they are made in His image and that they should have dominion over everything on the earth. That means that we are created by God to have His image and dominion, in other words, to express and represent Him while we are here. This can be seen in Genesis 1:27-28.
So, to be clear, many of the things I said in the previous blog post about design are true but they don’t have this clear view of our actual design and God’s will for us. I hope this clears things up.