How God Sees You
“I’m such a failure!”“Look how fat I am!” “You will never amount to anything!” “You’re doing that all wrong.” Often, we let what people say about us and areas of insecurity define how we see ourselves. A clear example of this is what I see in many young ladies. They focus on their physical appearance, and they compare themselves to people they admire like models in magazines, actresses on TV shows, and movie stars. This brings out many insecurities in them. They don’t feel pretty enough, smart enough, or successful. As a result, many young ladies have a poor self image. Many times, after having this mindset, you start feeling that your family, friends, and people around you think the same things, which is typically untrue. Negative words spoken over you during your childhood can have the same effect. Maybe a friend called you stupid, a parent called you lazy, or a sibling might have called you selfish. Now, as an adult, these false beliefs are in your head, and you may have started believing them. The Bible says this in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11. When we abandon these tainted images of ourselves, we can begin to see ourselves as God sees us. Read these verses and let their truth soak in. I am righteous and holy. “And to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.” Ephesians 4:24. I radiate light wherever I go. “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” Matthew 5:14. I am designed for good works. “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10. Let God’s opinion of you be the one that defines you. Pray to your heavenly Father and ask him about the plans he has for you.