Who are you?
This may seem like an odd question to you …. but take a moment to think about it. What is your first thoughts of yourself? Most of us stumble around when we have to answer questions like that. It is human nature to almost immediately begin criticizing ourselves. Why do we tend to begin thinking of all the negatives …. instead of instantly claiming all of our positive attributes? Do you realize how immeasurably valuable you are? Do you know that no matter what mistakes you have made … God loves you more than anything you can wrap your mind around? You are a priority to God. You are His child. Not only that … you are an individual that no one can replicate. We have been created in a unique way so that we are each able to hold qualities within ourselves that no one else has. You are deserving of honor and respect …. just because you are you. You have people around that rely upon you. You are a light to someone in this world every single day; and you may not even know it. Recognize just how awesome you are … and claim it! Cast out those negative thoughts, ask God for forgiveness, and then forgive yourself. You are valuable and worthy, and an amazing individual!
Jesus said: “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven.”
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God – not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what He has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.
God is with us ……