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.
Have a blessed day!
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