In today’s culture we hear a lot of negativity. Especially about who we are, what we should look like…etc. So today I want to tell you five truths that I hope you will take to heart and believe.
1. You are God’s handiwork (Ephesians 2:10). You are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). He made you the way you are for a reason. You are worth more than sparrows and even rubies (Luke 12:7 and Proverbs 31:10)! He made you the way you are to help and serve His people.
2. You are loved! I can not stress this one enough. You are loved so much by God. He loved you before the creation of the world (Ephesians 1:4-5). He loved you even when you didn’t love Him (Romans 5:8). He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for you so you could live with Him someday (See my blogs Read This Before you get Baptized…Part 1&2). You are loved even when you don’t feel you deserve love. You are loved by God even when you think you are unlovable (Psalm 136:1).
3. You are forgiven (Psalm 130:4). God has taken care of everything you’ve done wrong (if you are a baptized believer). He has forgiven your sins. Stop beating yourself up over things you have done in the past. You are forgiven; rest and have peace in that (Romans 5:1)!
4. You are not a mistake! Your life didn’t happen on accident. You were created with a purpose. God has a plan for your life (Jeremiah 29:11); it will not fail if you allow Him to work in your life.
5. You are enough (1 Peter 3:3-4)! In our culture we hear a lot of “rules” on how to look and act. You have to be this tall, this weight, etc. to be enough. I used to care a lot about what others thought. I used to be controlled by fear of what others thought of me. When I realized God says He already made me enough (Proverbs 31:30), it was only then that I could live in freedom. You don’t have to be this little person that floats around without flaws. It’s okay to be yourself and who God has made you to be.
I hope you will take these truths to heart. I hope you will believe them if you don’t already. There used to be a time in my life when I thought I believed some of these truths but I was living the opposite. Perhaps today this was another reminder for you. I pray that all of you reading this blog today will never forget these truths. I pray that the Devil will never have the power to make you believe anything else (Ephesians 6:10-17).
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