2 Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (NIV)
Many times in our lives we have let what people have said about us define our identity and we forgot who God says we are. By believing what the world and your peers have said about you has created more doubt, uncertainty, low self-esteem which had caused you to forget who you are.
It’s not what the world says you are that matters. What matters is who God says you are. Believe His word because God’s not man that He should lie, His words are yes, truth and Amen.
I remember in my teenage years I used to care a lot about what people said about me. That even when they would say mean and negative things to me I literally took them to heart and they started to eat away on my confidence and I didn’t like how that made me feel. So I started to pray more and ask God for His guidance and read the Bible more. It was through God’s word that i discovered who I was and that my identity was in God not man.
Once I started acknowledging who I was in God and believing everything God said about me, I then began to take my power back and felt confident, Loved and worthy again. Since then my perception changed. I no longer see my self through the eyes of people but God. Even when people who say things to me that don’t align with God’s word I don’t believe them because I am a child of God and I am who God says I am.
Psalm 139:14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.
I want encourage every little girl, daughter, mother, son, father and anyone that is struggling with self and you don’t know who you are because of how you were raised, or what happened to you, what you friends and loved ones have said about you, what you have done, that has caused you to feel worthless, unloved and caused you to doubt yourself. That cycle of torment ends today! because you are who God says you are.
God says you are worthy and worth fighting for that’s why He sacrificed His son Jesus’ for you because you matter and are worth it. God says you are strong even when you feel weak. God says you are beautiful and fearfully made even when many times you don’t feel like it. God says you are perfect just the way you are, so don’t compare your life to somebody else. God says you are rich even when you see yourself as poor. God says you are free from condemnation through Christ’s death, You have the mind of Christ, You can do all things through Christ. You are God’s master piece. You are everything God says you are.
Renew you mind daily and be aware and know who you are in Christ. Especially now days with social media it’s easy to get lost in ones lifestyle and perception which can cause you to forget who you are. Getting likes and comments on social media should not validate your existence or determine who you are because social media can be negative and dark at times that people will say mean and hateful things to you. If you make the mistake of letting it validate you then you are opening yourself up to a world of hurt. That’s why I am here to remain you that your value is not in man’s perception of you but God’s. People will talk and hate on you but that doesn’t matter. What Matters is what God says you are….always remember that. You are a reflection of God and you where created in His image.
Confess this daily
I am not who people say I am. I am not who circumstances say I am. I am not what my mistakes and failures say I am. I am not who my past says I am, and I am not even who I think I am. I am who God says I am!
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