Who God Says You Are

Happy Sunday, ladies! We’ve had a busy weekend, but today I’m excited because we’re headed to church and then after church, we are having all of our kids over for lunch. Our son was in this weekend for the wedding we attended and so he will be with us today.

Nothing makes this mama happier than having all my kids and grandkids under one roof!

Before I head to church, I wanted to talk with you about Who God Says You Are. I wonder since I struggle with these feelings and thoughts if some of you struggle too.

I don’t know what prompted this, but I went to bed one night this week and couldn’t sleep. I began to have negative thoughts about myself. Over and over in my mind, I kept thinking about how I wasn’t good enough, how I had failed in certain areas of my life.

I began thinking I wasn’t a good enough wife, mom, daughter, sister, blogger (it’s hard in my business to not compare yourself to other women and think, I haven’t been successful enough)….. and the list goes on.

For over an hour, I tossed and turned and beat myself up for being “me.” Why did God make me the way he made me?

Thankfully, I went to sleep, but the next morning, I woke up and realized I had let the enemy try to defeat me. He desires to keep us defeated so we can’t do what God has called us to.

Satan doesn’t come just to make us unhappy; he comes to steal (our joy), kill (our witness), and destroy (our life).

When I have thoughts like this, I go to God’s word to be reminded of who I am. My children are not perfect, but I love my children so much it hurts! Amazingly, God loves me even more.

Here is what scripture tells us about what God thinks of us.

We are a beloved, welcomed, accepted child of God. God actually delights in us. Zephaniah 3:17 says that God rejoices over us:

The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.

God has called you by name:

“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1b

We are Loved:

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

We are Blessed:

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 1:3

We are Victorious:

But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

We are Forgiven:

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” Isaiah 1:18

We have a glorious future:

Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. Romans 8:18

Ladies, let’s remember who God says we are. Let’s believe His Word is true about us. Today, let’s let go of our insecurities and take hold of our true identity in Christ. Will you join me?

There’s no way I can talk about who we are in Christ and not share Lauren Daigle’s song. Although I’ve heard it a hundred times, I listened to it again and was reminded that we all struggle with these thoughts.

 

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  1. Cindi,
    Please just send me this blog post like every day for a month! Lol. I need this truth in my heart.

    I like your blog because you are real. You are you. You make crock pot re ipes I want to make and teach me how to look charming for my man but not break the bank and put us in debtors prison.

    The best thing besides the fashion is the beauty for the heart. Nobody else gives us soul fashion. You do.

    Please kick that devil in the behind and stomp him out to the curb. So not welcome in your thoughts!

    You go. Girl.

  2. Yes. We do allow the enemy to attack our minds. A couple of years ago I got to do the Priscilla Shirer bible study, “Armor of God”, it has changed my life. I try to pray on Gods armor on everyday. The Word of God is so powerful, it can change our hearts and our situations every day. Thanks for sharing your words with us. You shared Ephesians 1:3, and actually the entire 1st chapter just hammers us with who we are in Christ. I’m trying to memorize (which is HARD) so I have weapons to use when the enemy sends those fiery darts. Thanks again, and Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Thank you! I had a week of feeling very inadequate, unloved, esp at work. A powerful reminder of the one who truly loves me and knows who I am!

  4. Thank you for this. Anniversary of some of the worst trouble I’ve ever got myself into. Jesus is my only hope for restoration.

    1. Cindi,
      Please just send me this blog post like every day for a month! Lol. I need this truth in my heart.

      I like your blog because you are real. You are you. You make crock pot re ipes I want to make and teach me how to look charming for my man but not break the bank and put us in debtors prison.

      The best thing besides the fashion is the beauty for the heart. Nobody else gives us soul fashion. You do.

      Please kick that devil in the behind and stomp him out to the curb. So not welcome in your thoughts!

      You go. Girl.

  5. Thank you for this spiritual sharing. This was a vulnerable time for you and I so appreciate your honesty. I’m sure there are many of us out there who can relate to what you shared.

  6. Thank you for sending out this encouraging word. I needed it this Sunday, I really appreciate the verses you posted for us. God bless you Cindy. ❤️ God has called you to inspire others.

  7. Thanks for sharing this truth. I’ve been having a rough couple weeks, really doubting myself, worrying, then frustrated that I don’t have more faith, confidence. Interesting and nice to know how many women you have touched with this post.

  8. I needed to hear this today. Second guessing myself as a mother, daughter, and wife. God has created me as he wanted me to be. We all have short comings and all have failed, but we have many successes and they are because of him. I need to focus on the success, not focus on what the devil wants me to me to dwell on…the failures! Thank you for the positive message! God bless!!

  9. Thank you so very much!! Those same thoughts have plagued me for several months, always at night, depriving me of sleep. Saying the Lord’s Prayer helps me fall asleep, but the next night they are back. The love and grace of God work through you with the Holy Spirit. I feel fortunate to have found your Blog. Have a Blessed Day and again, thank you!

  10. Loved, loved your post this Sunday.

    And speaking of being thankful, thank you for styling Old Navy. I’m old, really old but need “run around” clothes. I tried one of your sweaters from Old Navy, omgoodness, great fit, just what I was looking for. I’ve bought something from Old Navy about 6 times since then. See you are helping them stay in business!

    Also I have a neighbor whose daughter is pretty unsure of herself. Her college is doing rush in the “spring.” The mother wanted something for this little young lady to stand out amongst the girls. I suggested a red top like you styled with Leopard. Wow! Right on the money for this young lady. It will be “in style” and have a kick of red. Thanks!

    Also Cyndi forget the competition as a blogger, you’re heads and tails about the rest. I went to school to be a buyer back in the day. I’ve worked the fashion mart here in Dallas so I know a bit about the business. Just keep on, keeping on!

  11. Hi, Cyndi! Comparison is the thief of all joy, and as you mentioned how competitive your job is, I have to say that I love what you do. Your style is beautiful, but evangelizing through your blog using Beauty for the heart is even better. Please don’t lose focus of that. Even though dreaming big is a real thing, and we should think about it, I can assure you at one point of your life, you wished you had what you have know. ❤️

  12. Wow. I just read this this today after only getting about 2 hours of sleep last night and now I have a full day of work ahead of me. My mind could not shut down the negative thoughts. I just had the same exact experience in all of the above areas. Thank you Cyndi. This is definitely a God sent message to me THIS MORNING.

  13. It is so strange that I came across this today. I have been feeling less than lately. I am really not sure why maybe hormones who knows. But I guess just knowing that I am not alone with these feelings is comforting.
    Thank you for being so transparent.

  14. Wonderful message, Cyndi!! And one I think resonates with all of us. Thank you for sharing your love of fashion and God with us. You really make a difference in people’s lives. God bless you!!

  15. Yesterday, while dressing for church, I was thinking how much I’ve learned about pulling an outfit together by following your blog. (I was probably thinking this at the same time you were doubting yourself, which is motivating me to comment.)

    You have been invaluable in modeling how to pull outfits together and how to stay current. I have increased my confidence because of your work.

    This 62 year old is so grateful for your work. Keep being you. You make a difference.

  16. First, can’t agree more that the best way to spend a weekend is when you have your kids and grandkids all together under one roof.

    And thank you for sharing the song by Lauren Daigle – it’s a beautiful song – I’ve passed it along to my 4 daughters, to remind them of the same message.

  17. Hi Cyndi,
    Thank you so much for your transparency. As woman (especially woman of God) we try to be that Superwoman. We don’t want people to know we are struggling in our own personal lives… But you Cyndi your share your heart to us and that us what I like about you. Do you know that as a Pastor’s wife, one day I was going through some things and I was asking God for some direction and I came up with your blog….mind me I never knew about this blogging thing😁😁you were the first person I came across and the Lord spoke to me threw something you were saying in your blog. And since then you I have subscribed to your blogging💕 Thank you for always trying to help us either by fashion or through God’s word🌷 Keep doing what God has called you to do and don’t let know one tell you otherwise. We’re behind you rooting for you🥰🥰

  18. it so hard with this world trying to pull us in so many different directions. telling us what a good wife, Mother, daughter looks like. thanks for reminding me it doesnt matter if i know who im in Jesus. at the end of the day, your a child of the king

  19. Thank you Cyndi for sharing your heart at just the right moment for me. I have been struggling with this a lot lately, as health circumstances has limited me with what I can do. I often compare myself to others…you, your sister included and I know its wrong. God has chosen me and who I am for what He has planned for me to do, but I often look at others and all they do and can do and wish I was them. I needed to be reminded today with the scriptures you shared. I wasn’t able to go to church today, do to my health situation, so was thankful to be blessed with His words today, through you. Thank you….your fashion on your blog is fun but you sharing God’s words is what is so wonderful. I’m sure many are touched. You are beautiful and I’m sorry satan did that to you that night, but it did lead you right back to your LORD. 🙂

  20. Cyndi,
    I could not have needed this more today!! These past few weeks have me barely keeping my head above water!! Thank you for this reminder and thank you for all you do and say to help so many of us🙏

  21. Thank you for this post. I have to say that when I first found you what drew me to follow you was your boldness for Christ! You are a beautiful woman and I love all your fashion and beauty advice but more than that I love your love for Jesus! Keep shining your light!!

  22. Thanks for sharing your faith along with your doubts! We are all in a time of spiritual warfare, and we need to stand together on His word. Your Sunday messages are powerful and reassuring. Thanks Cyndi!

    1. Thank you for the word that you shared today, for I’m feeling very very weak in my faith at this time. My husband is terminally ill, and I have so much fear for the future. Thank you for the song that you posted today, it really touched my heart.

  23. Thank you for today’s beautiful message!!
    It is what I needed to hear!! Thanks also for sharing the song!!! We are the Chosen Daughters of the King!
    May God continue to bless you forever!! 🙏😊

    1. I came across this post on Facebook as I was asking the question “Am I am imposter, if I, a woman with a failed marriage, goes to school 33 months after graduating with my bachelors for Licensed marriage and family counseling”. Thank you for pulling me out of that spiral before it began.

  24. You don’t know how much this message is for me! I have been beating up on myself about my weight, housekeeping, comparing my clothes to others, and the list goes on! God has used you to minister to me, thank you sooooo much!❤️❤️❤️

  25. Cyndi
    I just an hime from Mass and the reading and sermon was the Prodigal Son.
    One of my favorite Scripture readings if not my absolute favorite.
    Read that passage Cyndi andit will fill your heart with peace.
    Thank you for this and the great song. I am an instrumentalist at Church and love music that moves the soul.
    Have a prayerful Sunday and yes the evil one is subtle and cunning.
    We need to tell him to GO BACK TO HELL!🤭🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  26. Thank you! What a powerful and timely message! I along with so many of my friends struggle with this very issue. We have to remind ourselves and each other that we are Chosen Daughters of The King!

  27. Yesterday I went to a Priscilla Shirer conference and it was on how the enemy can put wrong thoughts In our mind and what truth is in Christ.. we are created in His image and He doesn’t make mistakes.
    I will pray for you my sister in Christ for truth to prevail… enjoy your family…

  28. Your message found me this morning and has touched me profoundly. I am at a very low point in my life dealing with the most unimaginable pain, which has reduced me to believing all that the enemy wants me to believe. It is a daily struggle to quiet the message of “not good enough.” I know I matter in God’s eyes, but darkness is a strong power, God continues to reach out to me in the most interesting ways, to let me know that He is here with me. He embraced me this morning by way of my finding and reading your blog post – THANK YOU, and God bless you.

  29. Thanks for sharing. This is a favorite song that my daughter and I just love!! I’ve never seen the video though!! Another thing I share with daughter on repeat is “ Comparison is the thief of joy.” We must always try to be the best version of ourselves and nobody else. It can be a hard task and I struggle with it often. Have a blessed Sunday!

  30. Cyndi,

    I look forward to reading your blog every single day. By reading yours words, you have helped and encourage me when I’m at my lowest. You are a wonderful person and your so passionate about your words and how you feel. My husband recently lost his job after giving these company his life. After 20 years with this company he was laid off. My husband gave that company everything he had and never missed a day of work. We were devastated and to make it worse I wasn’t working because of Fibromyalgia. We are going through a extremely hard time but reading your blogs give me encouragement and hope. I was reminded by a friend that we go through trials and tribulations and we just have to trust in the Lord and watch his work. I appreciate you sharing your faith with us..

  31. Your words are so true, Cyndi. I have this awful nagging feeling from Satan because I have a friend who got mad at me over the summer. Her daughter lied about something and I called her out on it. Now the mom is mad at me. I have to see this lady every day and I tried to speak to her, but she flat out ignored me. This is a battle every day in my mind of guilt and I can’t release it. I tried to extend the olive branch, but she won’t budge. I’m praying for her and her daughter, and I ask that you pray for me also, I’m miserable!

  32. Beautiful post and truths about how God has made us. I have shared Lauren Daigle’s music with many non- believers and she resonates to their hearts as well as to mine. Glad you are giving your own heart some kindness into how you are fearfully and wonderfully made!

  33. Thanks so much for this, because I needed to hear it! It is so helpful to be reminded that I am not the only one who struggles with this at times. Appreciate all the scripture verses as well. This post also brings to mind the song Remind Me Who I Am by Jason Gray. It’s a bit of an oldie, but it’s a good one!

  34. Cyndi,

    Thanks for sharing. We all seem to feel self doubt and question our self worth from time to time. You communicate beautifully about how our faith can pull us through. I also love that song!! I am happy to have found your blog. More often than not, the words you share reassure me of God’s love at times when I’m struggling and need reminding the most.

    1. This was so nice! Thank you for your openness. I have been struggling lately. It seems when I try harder, the heaviness of my days get longer. You are an inspiration to me and I really appreciate being able to to read your blogs, especially on Sundays ☺️ Thank you 🙏🙏🙏

  35. Cyndi,
    As a follower of your blog for many years, believe me when I say that you are special in our eyes. We all love following you and think that you are as cute as a peach!! We look to you for advise on how to look and feel our best. Thank you for your witness for Christ.. Most of all, never doubt yourself… We have your back and so does God!! Thank you for sharing this today to help other women who are down!

  36. Thank you Cyndi for your ongoing words of encouragement. God has you where he wants you doing this blog and sharing your faith with the rest of us. We sure have times in life when we are down in the valleys or we are high up on the mountains but God is good and never leaves us. That night you tossed and turned was satan attacking you for the good you’re doing for God. Satans the one who places those doubts and fears( I’ve gone through that ) . We all need to just block him out. Thank you and blessings to you for who you are.
    Karen ❤️

  37. Hi Cyndy, I always look forward to reading to your encouraging words! You are a blessing and I hope you have a wonderful Sunday Funday!
    God Bless you,
    Terry

  38. Thanks for being humble and hobos day sharing this! I too struggle as many others with accepting me who God made me to be. I appreciate your sentence on how you love you children who aren’t perfect so much it can hurt and how God’s Love for us is infinitely much more than that. That really put it in perspective for me today. I think too of the Hillsong song Who You say I am. I’m a child of God, yes I am!

  39. I love this song and have heard it on the message over 100 times but never knew the singer was so young. Thank you for sharing your struggles with us but it’s strange because I’ve always seen you as this confident lady who is always surrounded by close family and friends but I know we all have our own insecurities. But I can tell you that over the years I’ve tried to follow a few other bloggers and they just never resonated with me like you have and although I don’t know you personally, you are the one blogger who has shown me how to be myself when it come to fashion and that we’re never too old to wear a trend that makes us feel good. I’ve since stopped following many other bloggers and only follow you and Jo-Lynne now. I get what I need from you guys and I hope you know what a difference you make just by doing what you do everyday!

  40. Love your blog and especially your Sunday posts. I am going through my own struggles and sometimes feel weak, alone, inadequate, This post and song by Laura Daigle is very timely. God bless you!

  41. God speaks to us Exactly what we need! And today, through your words, He has done just that! I struggle with so much doubt about self-worth, and, like Rhonda posted – I believe it’s because of menopause, guilt, lack of motivation, etc., I continue to pray and am reminded that this place in my life is exactly where I should be. No doubt. I love Lauren Daigle and do listen to her music frequently! Blessing to you and your family!

    1. Thank you for your thoughts today, Cyndi. I struggle with this as well!!! Thank you for sharing so we know we aren’t alone!! God bless you!

  42. Thank you for sharing. So many times we feel like we are the only one who feels inadequate. It was such an encouragement to be reminded who we are in Christ. Have a blessed day.

  43. Thank you Cyndi for the beautiful reminder! Isn’t it amazing one minute I am singing and praising His Holy Name and the next minute I am having thoughts of doubt and fear. I am learning to keep Him close in prayer and sitting at His feet. I need Him every single day!
    Have a blessed day!
    Vikki

    1. This was so timely for me. I look forward to your posts each day, but Sundays are my favorites. I look forward to your wisdom about God and scripture. Thank you for always lifting me up.

  44. Thank you for this post- feeling very defeated myself these days and needed the reminder that God loves me just where I am. Love, love, love the Lauren Daigle song-always lifts me up.

    1. I agree with you. .. I have tried everything but menapause has been very dificult for me along with many health problems. Pray pray pray pray 24/7