This week I am doing a collaboration with Emily over at Emily’s Journey on YouTube. She spends a lot of time making her videos, which have been a big encouragement to me! She loves Jesus and strives to glorify Him! Her boldness in sharing the truth will challenge you to ask yourself many questions about your true motive in every area of life. Go check out this weeks video at Emily’s Journey by clicking on the following link:
Who are you? What is the first thing that comes to mind when I ask this? Is it your occupation that labels you? What happens if you lose your job, what are you then? After watching Overcomer by the Kendrick Brothers I found myself asking that very question. If my hands were to go limp, I could not be a writer anymore, it just wouldn’t be the same. If my legs were to be paralyzed, I would not be a runner any longer. If I were to never be able to go outside again, I could never consider myself a country girl.
I have been praying for the past couple months that God would help me see Him as my All. I knew my identity needed to come from Him. If anything goes wrong in life, I want my faith and joy to remain stationary – set firmly on Jesus! I want my peace, trust, faith and joy to be unshakeable and not dependent on outward circumstances.
Lies – Fears – Negativity… Is this what rules our minds? When someone treats us wrongly and we are hurt, what is the first thing that comes to mind? When things go not as planned and all life wrecks havoc, what are your thoughts? I have seen this splayed out in every area of my life. My most common running thoughts are, “I’ll never get faster” and “I’ll never get past this wall.” For life I struggle with “I’m slow and get in people’s way,” “I don’t do anything right” and “I’m not good at anything but working.”
But this is not who I am!
Through Christ –
- I am blessed (Ephesians 1:3)
- I am chosen (Ephesians 1:4)
- I am holy (Ephesians 1:4)
- I am blameless (Ephesians 1:4)
- I am accepted (Ephesians 1:6)
- I am redeemed (Ephesians 1:7)
- I am sealed (Ephesians 1:13)
- I am loved (Ephesians 2:4)
- I am alive (Ephesians 2:5)
- I am raised up (Ephesians 2:6)
- I am ordained, I have a purpose (Ephesians 2:10)
- I am cared for (1 Peter 5:7)
- I am strong (2 Corinthians 12:10)
- I am capable (Philippians 4:13)
- I am not alone (Hebrews 13:5)
- I am free (John 8:32, 36)
- I am hopeful (1 Timothy 1:1)
- I am cherished (Ephesians 5:29)
- I am satisfied (Psalm 17:15)
- I am powerful (2 Timothy 1:7)
- I am a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17)
- I am clean (1 John 1:9)
- I am a child of the living God! (John 1:12)
- And so much more!
What joy we would have if we believed this! Friends, I challenge you to stop and ask yourself who you are. Then stop and ask God who He says you are. Start with Ephesians 1 and 2. Do not just go off of my list, let God show you himself. You will not be disappointed!