Describing yourself

“I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God! For he has dressed me with the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit or a bride with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:19

What words come to mind when asked to describe yourself? Sometimes we might describe ourselves by listing our failures and negative traits. But God has a different perspective! If we are followers of Christ, this is how he sees us…

We say: I’m a failure. I can’t do anything right.
God says: “You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.” Phillipians 4:13

We say: I still feel guilty about things I’ve done in the past, even though I’ve confessed it all as sin and don’t do those things anymore.
God says: “I blot out your sins and
remember them no more.” Isaiah 43:25

We say: Sometimes I feel so unlovable. How can God possibly keep on loving me?
God says: “Nothing can separate us from his love.” Romans 8:38-39

We say: I tend to be such a fearful person.
God says: “The righteous are as bold as a lion.” Proverbs 28:1

God sees us as righteous, wise and forgiven. He sees us as his treasures, his children.

Search the scriptures to learn more about how God sees you. And ask him to help you see yourself through his eyes. Only then will you understand your true identity.

“Lord, thank you for clothing me in the righteousness of Christ. Help me not to think too lowly – or too highly – of myself, but as you do. In Jesus’ precious and holy name I ask this. Amen.”

Post was adapted from the online devotional, Living Free Every Day, September 11, 2008


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