Well, we’ve made it. It has been such a great week. I am just amazed (but not surprised) at how God has worked this week. Thank you all SO much for emailing me, sending facebook messages and posting comments about what the LORD has shown you. Oh my goodness! I could do a dance in my bathrobe for you right now! I think I will. Hold on.
We can’t help but have a “love” history – good or bad. That’s just life. We did not choose our mom or dad or siblings. Some of us walk deeply wounded by the lack of love from our parents. Or we live with hurt caused by a close friend, brother or sister. Maybe its the loss of love – a spouse, child or parent. Some of us associate love with former relationship gone bad. Rejection and love are somehow intertwined for you. You may currently be in an unhealthy marriage where you feel insecure in your own home. Afraid. Timid. Nervous. Alone.
All week we have prayed through what we are choosing to believe in light of insecurity.
We can choose to…
3. Believe what God says about us.
Now, what I’m about to say is going to sound counteractive to everything we’ve talked about this week. But I’m going to say it anyway.
Insecurity isn’t a problem caused by what we choose to believe. (what!) Our problem is not knowing WHAT to believe. And if we know it and don’t believe it then we have a disbelief problem. (Geez, we’ve got problems!)
We need to know what to believe so we can “choose” wisely.
Let me pause to tell you about this precious friend of mind.
I would love for you to meet her.
Before I met her, she really walked a dark road. She was rebellious and a slave to sin. Her heart was heavy, cold and hard. But when she started following Christ, you could see evident change in her life. She was brand new. Set free. Her heart opened up. Today she is beautiful and blessed beyond measure with every gift imaginable. She is confident, lovely, at peace with herself and at peace with everyone around her. She lights up a room! Walks in grace and humility, yet deeply empowered by her knowledge that she is chosen by God. She is a beautiful display of His creativity and beauty. She is his workmanship – created to do good works. She has no worry – she laughs at the days to come because all of her needs are met. She wants for nothing. She is confident in who she is. Bold and complete. She is wise, accepted, righteous, redeemed and forgiven. She is God’s favorite daughter. The apple of His eye. His heart beats for her. And her heart for His.
Ahhh. Isn’t she lovely?
Well, get acquainted. That is you, my sweet friend. Yes. Re-read. That is just a taste of how God sees you. You are all of these things to Him. And so much more.
If it is significance we are looking for…then look no further. God gives us more that we know what to do with. He will blow your mind with significance.
Now, it is our job to believe it. By faith, by golly…believe it.
So I’ve created a new link with a SLEW of scripture pertaining to WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST. It is found at the top of this page under “About You.” I anticipate I will be going there often for reference. I pray you will be blessed by these truths. And that’s what they are – TRUTHS. God’s not out to stroke our egos and make us feel warm and fuzzy. HE IS OUT TO SET US FREE.
Let’s choose to believe Him. Not our feelings or what people say (or don’t say) about us. BELIEVE GOD. We will never be the same. Our tanks will be infinitely full of his love and adoration. No more stuffing His love into my limited “love” box.
HE DOESN’T FIT!
Christ died for our security. Insecurity is a defeated foe.