In 2014 we looked to the Word of God to uncover truths (50 in all) of how God sees each one of us. If this is your first time here or you simply need a reminder of how God sees you, click here to begin reading through the series.
Seeing Ourselves Through the Eyes of God – Conclusion
“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 10:5 (NIV)
Watching a movie with my cousins at a family get-together, one of the boys said to me, “You have a long neck.”
I immediately went to his mama and repeated what her son had said to me because, well, even as a teenager I could still be a little bit of a tattletale.
Without hesitation my aunt looked into my eyes and replied, “You do have a long, graceful neck like that of a ballerina.”
With my head held high I returned to my cousin and thanked him for the compliment.
When confronted with a lie from the enemy, we should do the same thing. Immediately go to our Heavenly Father and look to His Word to see what He says about us.
But the tricky part is that sometimes the lies from the enemy are based on truth. My neck is long. Maybe you did make a mistake, lose your temper, or fail … again.
But our mistakes don’t define us. The mirror doesn’t define us. Our poor choices don’t define us.
Well, they can, but we have a choice. We can choose to define ourselves with the truth of God’s Word. We can take those thoughts captive and remind ourselves His Word says we are fearfully and wonderfully made. He sees us as precious and beautiful. Through Him we are competent, strong, and filled with peace.
So the next time you are confronted with a lie from the enemy, see how it stacks up to God’s Word. Then replace the lie from the world with the truth of God’s Word.
After thanking my cousin, he shook his head and looked at me as if I was crazy.
When we walk around with our heads held high, knowing who we are in Christ, the world may shake their head at us too. They’re not used to someone who defines themselves with who they are in the eyes of God.
(I have turned the above image into a printable. You can find it on the Freebies page.)
I’m not defined by who the world says I am but by who God says I am.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for Your Word that tells me who You say I am. Help me to align my thoughts and actions with the truth of who I am in You. Thank You for loving me. In Jesus’ precious Name, Amen.
“For as [I think in my] heart, so [am I].” Proverbs 23:7a (NKJV personalized)
Rest in His presence.