Ladies, this is the last post for our series exploring our true identity. We’ve covered a lot of ground over the past 12 weeks!
In this post let’s talk about our being useable by God. To get there, we need to see ourselves like God does: FORGIVEN. ACCEPTED. WANTED. CHERISHED. UNDERSTOOD. UNCONDITIONALLY LOVED.
No matter how long it takes us to fully accept these truths, we MUST get there. Because God has important things for us to do. Special assignments he has planned for us to do. So how do we position ourselves to be useable by God?
We start by ACCEPTING that we ARE who God says we are!
It’s vital that we build our self-identity from God’s perspective. Not who the world might tell us we are. But we God SAYS we are. #endofstory
But Am I Really Useable?
But many Christian women walk around believing that they’re not good enough to represent Jesus. “I have to get my life together first,” they say.
But this is faulty logic. We’ll never get our act completely together, because we’re human. With sinful natures.
The more we choose to see ourselves as God does, the less we’ll get stalled by our human messiness. God is perfectly fine with using us while we’re “in process.” Maturing. Growing. Looking more like Jesus.
He just asks that we be willing to be used. Even when our knees are knocking!
Remember Moses? He couldn’t talk well, but God still used him. And look at Nick Vujicic, who was born without arms and legs. God is using Nick’s vulnerability and trust in him to reach people all around the globe!
God made YOU, knowing exactly what he was getting when he did so, because he has YOU in mind for special assignments!
Our True Personal Identity
Part of rightly understanding our true personal identity requires that we know how God sees us. As our loving creator, God says two things to us: “You are my child,” and “You are chosen.” Do you sense God’s heart toward you? Can you wrap you mind around the truth that God was thinking about you before he even created the world?
Let that truth sink into the depth of your heart and mind. It may take a lot of determination on your part, but as you begin to realize just how valuable you are in God’s eyes, you will be able to break the chains that keep you from accepting and loving yourself. We CAN drop the burden of what other people think—and the judgments we hold for ourselves!
This blog series is based on Josh’s book See Yourself as God Sees You. It is our prayer that during this series you come to recognize and accept your true personal identity! God couldn’t love you more!