Let us analyze this meme quoted by thousands. This meme analogy is not designed to call out anyone or pick on them. The scripture says: “There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death (i.e., back to the fallen state of man) Proverbs 14:12. The following meme therefore is not of God. In other words, this is not how Father God speaks. It’s not His voice:
“I may not be where I want to be, but thank God I am not where I used to be.”
The first part of this paragraph’s meme is self-condemning, and describes the condition of the fallen nature of man, versus the Redeemed creative value of man, in Christ. The operative words are “I may not be.” Conversely, because we are “in” Christ, “we are” who He says we are!
With that said and in regards to this meme, since we are “in” Christ Jesus, it should no longer be stated, “I may not be…” What should we then say? We should say what the scripture instructs us to. For example it says that we are seated together in heavenly places “in” Christ (Ephesians 2:6). That’s “where” we are! Therefore, that’s what we should say and live by. To add, this meme suggests that Holy Spirit Who leads and guides us does not know where He is leading us to. ~Selah
The last half of this paragraph’s meme, “but thank God, I am not where I used to be” may suggest that this individual is thankful that they perhaps may not be saying, going to, and or doing things from the past. Although we should be thankful, our thanksgiving should always point to Father God—-who “He” is—-and who we are in Him. When we do this, it will eliminate our “Me, Myself and I’s” in anything that we think, say and or do. ~Selah
To that end, this entire meme points to “self.” Reread it. True, it may sound good or catchy. However, it’s not The Truth. It predicates on an identity not in Christ. It appears to be spiritual, but it’s actually conflicting which contradicts with the word of God. As we are seeking first the Kingdom of God (Heaven), and His Righteousness, we must be mindful of His realm which neither looks like nor sounds anything like this world’s. And remember, we must be careful not to mix His words with humanism.
On the other hand, we must be diligent to, by faith and trust, seek His truth and live by it daily. We must also stay constantly in His presence, uninterruptedly. When we allow these principles to be Kingdomly woven into our life(style), we will begin to see and speak from our true identity—-the image and likeness of Christ—-our godly transformation.