Never ever let people define you. Never let their words, their actions, their behavior make you doubt yourself as a person. Never let their judgment or their prejudice or their issues undermine who you are and what you are and how your blessed and what has taken place in your life and how much you’ve grown and are growing. Don’t let someone’s blunt comment or elaborate rant or even their absence snatch from you the confidence that you have inside. They do not own it. They cannot have it. You are not defined by their opinion or their presence. You are loved, you are forgiven, you are blessed and adopted and renamed and righteous in the priceless,precious blood of our Savior Jesus, the Creator of the universe. He came to earth and lived a sinless life, and suffered beating and humiliation and died on Calvary to show you how much HE loves you and what He thinks of you and the depth of His dedication to you, love, is beyond your comprehension. He has given His flesh and blood so He could claim you as His own. He sees in you His beloved and is His heart and His Bride. You are the Bride of the Son of the Living God and if anyone ever tries to take that humble confidence from you then turn away and leave. You are not defined by their opinion. You are defined by the person that He has made you, the person that He is shaping you to become, the person that He already sees you as, and loves you, and died for you and the person that He waits patiently for the day when He can finally take you as His Bride and show you just how much He loves you.
This applies not only to people outside, people who speak or don’t or look, cast glances, or ignore you. This also applies to your inner doubts and thoughts, whether planted there by someone or simply planted there by Satan. Yes I say it. Never in this life will God send you doubts about your own self worth. That is always always always the enemy. It’s lies, attacks to throw you off. Don’t listen to them. There is no truth in them. You are loved and forgiven. Remember the lengths that our God went to to save you.
We fail sometimes to deflect those attacks, but there are two important things to remember. First, you will ALWAYS get back up if you’re saved. And second, never ever doubt your position in salvation. It was not by works nor by glory that you earned your salvation but by the blood of God that you have been purchased. You are non-refundable. And God has throw away the receipt because He is so in love with you He’s washed you clean and He will NEVER let you go.
That’s all for today.
Live, Laugh, And love, Girls. 😀
2 thoughts on “Defined”
So good and so true, Libby! We all need this reminder sometimes.
Wow, this is so beautiful, and a needed reminder! <3