Do you know who you are? In His Word 3-19-19

Do you know who you are? In His Word 3-19-19

Today the people of our country, and probably the world are trying to figure out who we are. Some think they have to act like the world to be loved, liked or admired. Whether it is to find someone to spend their life with or to just have some people to hang with; people change themselves every day to become the person they think they should be.
It brings me to wonder, why do we worry so much about being ‘somebody’ instead of being the person God intended us to be and being happy with ourselves just being us?

We are told we are of low self esteem, or have this issue or that, but what if our goal in life is to be who God chose us to be like?
I believe that the enemy just wants us to get lost in self-worth, self pity, self gratification; in worrying what other people think of us or who we should be, instead of being focused more on God’s plan and less on the confusion around us.
We need to remember that God has a plan for us, we need to remember that He does not make junk, there is a reason we stray off the path and are enticed by the worldly desires. God loves us just the way we are, and the way we were, and the way we will be. We do not have to perform for Him, He just loves us.

See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him. Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as He is pure. 1 John 3:1-3 

If the God of creation finds us desirable to be His children then we must be pretty special right? Some would say “oh no God loves everyone so where’s the special?” but I say God knew us from our mothers womb, He chose us as the one to do the certain things He chose us to do.

Since we were chosen, God has made us the person that is right in God’s eyes when we choose to have faith in His judgments.  Not only does He call us His children but we are His friends!

Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son. So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God. Romans 5:1-11

Let’s make it a plan today, to become who God wants, and sees us as and not try to fit in to the world’s idea of who we are! Let’s decide now that God has a plan, a hope, and a promise to create in us a clean heart and renew our spirit when we accept that He is our Lord and no other person needs to tell us how great we are or how beautiful because God thinks that we are the best!  Each one of us, as if we were the only ones on earth, Christ died for. Each one of us is special in His sight because we love Him back, He first loved us and we love Him back! How great is that?
Dear Heavenly father, help us to be the us you meant us to be! Direct our paths and help us follow the way You have laid out for us, fill us with contentment and joy over who we are inside and how you see us all as Your beautiful Children, and Your friends! In Jesus’ name, amen.
Suggested Reading: 1 John 3: 1-24,  1 John 4:1-21, and  Romans 5:1-21