I think we all experience some sort of identity crisis at some point in our lives. You know those moments where we are left doubting ourselves, where we feel confused about who we are and where we are going. Sometimes we may even feel lost in the season of life that we are in, maybe we have let fear, or our past, dictate and lie to us about who we are. Maybe we have let others influence our character, or have had words spoken over us that have negatively shaped the way we think or behave. It happens to the best of us, if not to all of us.
Without realizing it at times we let circumstances, situations and disappointments steal from us and lie to us about who we are. Maybe it’s time to identify what or who is lying to you about who you were created and destined to be. Identify and acknowledge your identity stealers :
- The past.
- Past hurts, disappointments, and failures.
- Lies spoken over us by people.
- Entertaining lies that float into our heads and hearts.
- Low self-esteem.
- Wrong perceptions.
- Unhealthy relationships.
YOU ARE A MASTERPIECE
Our identity can be shaped and influenced on a day-to-day basis. From the moment we were born the way we were raised, the things that were spoken over us through the years, experiencing pain, hurt, loss, brokenness, rejection or disappointments. All these things will somehow shape our mindset and our belief system, our character and how we choose to live, react, and respond to situations and life itself.
When we identify those “identity stealers”, we need to replace those lies and old ways of thinking with what God says about us. He created us after all, and he created us with purpose. In the bible it talks about how God sees us as his masterpiece, his fine, perfectly crafted artwork. God sees us as beautiful, wonderful, breath-taking, He sees the potential in us, and created us to reflect the very nature of who He is.
Therefore, we need to learn, know, and understand what God says about us. We need to let his truth wash over us and influence us. In doing so, you will want to celebrate and embrace your life with confidence, joy, expectation, hope, and with courage.
When you forget who you are, take a moment to acknowledge what God says and thinks about you. I pray that His word and His presence will shape you in a way that liberates you.
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. – Ephesians 2:10
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful, I know that full well. – Psalm 139 : 14
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