If you are gauging your self-worth and identity on what others have done to you, said to you or called you in your past or what others might say about you in the future, then you are sentencing yourself to a life of anxiety, second-guessing yourself and confusion. God is our source of identity, he does not make mistakes, He hasn’t, and He won’t change His mind – ever. He thinks you are terrific! You are His kid. Dare to ask God these big questions. “Am I making life decisions to spite what others have said I am? Am I trying to prove to others that I am special? Or am I making life decisions based on who You say I am?”
Ephesians 4:1-6 NASB – “I, therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit–just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call– one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”
All Bible references, unless indicated, are from the NASB 1995 edition.
©2021 Katherine Walden