Identity

Last night during my message I was reminded of how poorly we think of ourselves.  It will not take a long field trip to your Facebook news feeds to see this.  Again and again I see girls asking the question, “Am I beautiful”?  And you see boys portraying themselves as someone they are not to gain acceptance among their peers.  It burdens my heart to see how we as Christians can find ourselves doing the same thing.  Ask yourself this question this morning, “Where do I find my self-worth?  Where do I find my identity?” I think many of us begin to agree with the labels that we ourselves give us or that others/society put(s) on us; that we are ugly, weird, stupid, no good, useless, etc.

Last night as I was reading through our passage in Psalm 139 I was reminded that God has not made us by accident.  He made you for a purpose.  As the Psalmist says in verse 14, “I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”  

Do you know this?  You are fearfully and wonderfully made!  God made you!  He intricately put you together exactly how He saw perfect. And what do we know about God, His works are wonderful.  Do you praise God for this?  Do you lift up His name high for how He has made you?  Do you praise Him even when it seems like you are the black sheep of society?  I pray that you will understand this truth in scripture today.

Spend some time in prayer this day thanking God for creating you according to His purpose and good will.

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