The Other You

The Other You

Have you ever stood before a mirror and asked, “Who are you?”

The obvious answer would be, “Your reflection.”

And that’s how the world would want you to answer when it asks you, “Who are you?”

This is because the world wants to create the illusion that you can become what you are not. So it foists upon you the latest make-up, the classiest clothes, the fastest cars, the slickest gadgets and the most popular diets. And if you’re not able to cope with all these, the world will say you have a problem and will throw at you the trendiest self-help books.

When you get caught up in the world’s illusion, you invite fear into your lives – the fear of rejection, the fear of not looking good enough, the fear of not being good enough, the fear of not having enough, etc. You then forget the other you.

The other you is the real you, the one that God originally had in mind to create.

So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. -Genesis 1:27

God created you to be divine, untouched and uninfluenced by the trappings of this world. You don’t need the world. The world instead needs you.

But we lost our sense of divinity with the fall of Adam and Eve. As such, we have placed more importance on the external than the internal. We began to search for the gods of security and significance in the world when the I AM has been within us all along.

I AM is one of the names of God.

God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’“ -Exodus 3:14

Jesus significantly called himself I AM several times. He was the epitome of divinity in human form. Yet, for us today, he can be more than just an epitome. He can be the very life within us that can mold us into the image of God.

The other you can be the Christ in you. What the world offers is all illusion. Christ is the reality.

The other you should be the real you.

Dino Mapa

About the Author

Dino Mapa

I'm a pastor, blogger and software dilettante. I like to write about spiritual matters but without the heavy stuff. I also help fellow writers with tips and resources. I live alone as my wife and best friend, Alma, is now with the Lord. But I have two cats, Leni and Batgirl, to keep me company.

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