Are you in the habit of saying, “I’m only human”?
It may sound simple, but it reveals a deep-seated old habit that must stop to an end.
Being human is the greatest life to live in this world. Habitually saying, “I’m just human” that does not represent the greatness of life is settling for something less than human.
Sadly, most people have surrendered to a demeaning state of living less like human beings.
Let me show you a “new way” to be human and stop those low state of mentality.
1. Reclaim Your Total Humanity.
People often say, “I’m only human” to mean something pathetic or feeble and frail.
St. Paul was aware of such phenomenon when he noticed the jealousy and strife among God’s people who behaves in “the flesh” and acting “only in a human way” as some follow Paul while others follow Apollos. That’s why he said, “Are you not being merely human?”
The Bible, however, puts humans on a special level of importance and power. “God created man in his own image.” No other creations were made in the sameness of humans—not even angels.
In totality, humans are the peak creations of God made in His image. They are endowed with a body, soul, and spirit, as well as complete faculties to will, think and reason, feel and love, heal and shape up, and more.
When you say, “I’m only human” it is likely an insult to your Maker who endowed you with untapped potentials. That cannot be taken lightly as “merely” something or “barely” making it as humans.
2. Regain Your Strengths.
Taking 100% responsibility for your own life is a sign of strong life. While weak people always find weak alibis to justify their weaknesses and refuse to be accountable for their actions.
While it is true that humans have “fallen” into a state of imperfection have obvious weaknesses, being human may be an acceptance of your human limitations, but it is not a license to feed your frailties and faults.
In fact, “I’m only human” is a lousy alibi to commit repeated mistakes and do nothing about your weaknesses. If you keep on telling yourself that way, you lower yourself into a state of anemic attitude.
It’s time to develop a healthy spirit and mindset and turn your back from a weakened victim mentality.
3. Repossess Your Right to Be New Human.
An ancient singer psalter said, “What is man [or humans as a whole] that you are mindful of him?”
In fact, because you are human, you are so important that it is enough for the perfect image of God, Jesus Christ, to pay the price with His life by “being found in human form” Himself.
It is through Him that you become a new human, transforming you into a new creation.
Take His promise, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Upon realizing this, St Paul himself refused to say that he is only human. Instead, “Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”
Now, are you “just” human?
Here’s a clue. Get back where it all began.
Right after the first man and woman were created in God’s image, here is where the huge difference was made.
“And God blessed them. And God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion.’”
Are you not called to be fully human and take the lead?
Glenn Plastina © 2017