Identity. Such a huge and important thing to grasp and understand. I feel like I could write all day about this topic because I have personally grappled with this topic my entire life. I have discovered that identity comes down to our filter and how we see ourselves and others through it. Our filter in also how we view love and acceptance. Love is our biggest need and rejection is one of our biggest fear. If our filter is a filter of the world, we will be disappointed every time. If we see ourselves through the filter of how God sees us, everything changes.
God knew you before you were even born. He created you, He chose you, and He set you apart . When it comes to being set apart for the Lord, God knows that it can't be done by your own efforts. As it says in Ephesians, "It is in Christ that we find out who we are and what we are living for."
Remember who you are and whose you are. Who/what are you searching for to fill these two needs? Social media people/followers, groups of people, relationships, career status?
The truth is, Jesus can be limited in what he can do in your life because you may still feel stuck in who you once were or other’s perception of you. Don’t let that be you anymore.
Prayer: Thank you God for loving me, for saving me, and for creating me. Thank you for your Word and for who I am in Christ. Forgive me Lord, for believing anything other than what you say about me. Forgive me for letting others opinions of who I am greater than your opinion of me. You have blessed me, adopted me, chosen me, forgiven me, and saved me. Your Word says I am an heir- a daughter, your child, adopted into your very own family (Eph 1:5). Your Word says I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139), Your word says I am chosen by God and called His friend. (1 John 15-16). Lord, I pray that you will open my heart and open my eyes to see me how you see me, speaking Your truth over me daily so I never forget.
TI Tip: Get out a piece of paper and write down a list of your I Am Statements. This exercise may sound silly and its easy to gloss over, however, when someone crosses or attacks you, when the enemy tells you who you are and who you are not, be reminded that you do not have to receive those words. As yourself, is this true about me? Does it align with the Word of God and what He has to say about me? If not , you can mentally delete the lies because you know who you are.
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