Your biological story from birth to today has meaning. Your lineage, language, culture, and citizenship are a few examples of what has shaped your views about the world in which we live. Chances are, most of what you believe is based upon what you have learned from those around you. We all have attached our value and worth at some point to what we believe. As ladies, we look in the mirror a lot. We look at ourselves and think about what’s not right so we can fix it. I have often looked and stared into my own tear filled eyes because I didn’t like what I saw. You probably have too. Understanding the heart of God will help you to see yourself the way He sees you.
Rediscover your identity in Christ.
I became tired of seeing myself as inadequate, regretful, and powerless! I had to deal with the root from which these feelings stemmed. I had to go places I didn’t want to go in remembering past experiences. With God’s help, I began to let go of the unnecessary weight that I carried over the years. This is when I began my journey to freedom by rediscovering my true identity in Him. I learned that his heart is love and that He loves me deeply! He genuinely cares about every little thing about us. He isn’t sitting high enjoying the sight of our suffering ready to squash us like bugs. No! He wants us to come to Him like a child. Like a little girl who would run to her Father because she loves and trusts Him. Our true identity is found in Christ and His love is what transforms us from the inside out.
Question your beliefs about God and what He is like.
What you believe about God is a reflection of how you love yourself and people. It is vital to understand Christ’s story and evalute what you believe about Him. Today, we live in a grace generation. We are no longer under the law but under grace (Romans 6:14) because Jesus came to fulfill that law (Matthew 5:17). He took our sins and guilty sentence to the cross (Colossians 2:13-14)! When He resurrected, we also have been resurrected with Him (Colossians 3:1)l and He made us complete in Him (Colossians 2:10). There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ (Romans 8:1). We have been made complete, meaning, we have been made faultless in His eyes! One of my favorite scriptures that I pray you get in your heart is from Song of Solomon 4:7, it says You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is nothing wrong with you. I have been a Christian for years and never once read this scripture until recently. Believe what God says about you.
Get His word inside of your heart and believe what He says about you.
- He is with you always (Matthew 28:20).
- He loves you and gave His only Son for you (John 3:16).
- He adopted you into His family as a daughter through His Spirit (Romans 8:14-17).
- He fulfilled the righteous requirement and made you righteous (Romans 8:4).
- He is seated at the right hand of God interceding for you (Romans 8:34).
- He wants to receive you and help you in your weakness (Romans 8:26).
Does this sound like a God who is detached, condemning, or oblivious? Absolutely not, He is love, faith, family, strong, and everything good to name a few. Us ladies like to read or watch movies and shows about love. May I suggest the greatest love novel? The bible is the greatest love novel you will ever read. And you are the main character of the novel! Prince Jesus and you are the main characters. He is constant pursuit of you. You are always on His mind. He wants to make you happy and give you precious gifts of His kingdom. How is that for a good novel because it is true!
We pray that you examine your beliefs about God today. Take each day to read about His love for you. Spend some time praying that God will give you the right perspective about how He sees you. He wants to teach you and help you understand the truth about His heart for you. It will change how you see Him, yourself, and others.