Know Who You Are To God…

IMG_4314.JPGWater it can give life, it can take life. Words they can give life, they can take life. How can we make sure we are using things to give us life instead of take it? We make sure they are grounded in Jesus. John 4:14 “But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him shall never thirst; but the water that I will give him will become in him a well of water springing up to eternal life.” Make sure you are going to God to fulfill your thirsts and not the world. The world has a way of making us believe we have to do or obtain certain things to be fulfilled, to be happy, or content. Before we know it we are drowning in the things we have done in order to quench our thirsts. Drowning in consequences. When truthfully nothing satisfies us like Jesus. The life giving water that He provides. Love beyond reason and compare, forgiveness, sacrifice, grace, and more. Through God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit, we are given all we need to have joy, peace, love, and all the other positive things we crave. We will never find in man or in things what we need, what we can only find in the Trinity.
Then there are our words. Proverbs 18:21 tells us, “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit, you choose.” I learned this first hand the last couple of years. I would have never believed the power of our thoughts and words without seeing them rip apart my life first hand. I’ve also seen them help repair the damage. This verse is so true. Not just for me but for you too. So how can we make sure we are using words to give life? Just like above make sure they are grounded in Jesus, in the Word. The more you know the truths in the Bible, the more you know the truths about yourself. You will know just how loved you are, that you are loved with a steadfast love. (Psalm 86:15 “But you, O Lord, are a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness.”) That you are important, God thinks of you. (Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the thoughts I have toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”) That you are known by God and have purpose. (Jeremiah 1:4-5 “The Lord gave me this message: I knew you before I formed you in your mothers womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my prophet to the nations”) God created you specifically for a purpose. Yours may not look like Jeremiah’s, or anyone else’s, but it is important just the same. There are many more verses just waiting to help you see yourself through Gods eyes. Instead of allowing the world to shape how you see yourself. And once you see yourself through His eyes, your thoughts about yourself will shift. And once your thoughts shift, your words will follow. They will be wrapped up in life affirming value.
So starting today, let’s make sure we are going to the right places for our needs, wants, desires, and how we view ourselves. I know all too well how easy it can be to forget to do this. We are bombarded with things to do, people telling us about ourselves, Satan whispering lies in our ear, and more. But that’s exactly why we must make the time. Give God 10 minutes of your time to read His word each day. More if you want and can! Take time to pray! Talk to God throughout your day, check in with him. Allow Him to remind you who you are to Him. Then when the world comes for you, you are ready! I promise you doing these two things have helped to transform my thinking and ultimately my life. I want deeply the same for you. ❤

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