If you had to describe yourself in one word, what would it be? Take a minute…..
OK. Now, if you were to use one word to describe yourself as God sees you, what would it be? Often, how we see ourselves is so different than how God sees us. Let’s take a look at some of the ways God describes us.
His Child: But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12
Friend: I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in his slaves. Now you are my friends, since I have told you everything the Father told me. John 15:15
Free: So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. John 8:36
New Creation: This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17
Forgiven: But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. 1 John 1:9
Faultless: Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. Ephesians 1:4
Chosen: Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Colossians 3:12
Safe: No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39
His: But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you.
O Israel, the one who formed you says,
“Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
I have called you by name; you are mine. Isaiah 43:1
Loved: For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
Our description of ourselves is often different than who God says we are and who God says we can be. Today, put aside who the world says you are and remember how God sees you.