How Should We View Ourselves?

God doesn’t want a bunch of clones.

You should not let people make you feel badly about yourself because you don’t fit their image of who you should be.

You were created to be you. You were not created to mimic somebody else. If God had wanted you to look like a perfect model or have a different personality, He would have made you that way. When you go around trying to be like somebody else, not only does it demean you; it steals your uniqueness.

An important factor in seeing yourself God’s way is to understand your intrinsic sense of value. Your sense of value cannot be based on your successes or failures, how your friends treat you, or how popular you are. It is not something we earn; indeed, we cannot earn it. God built value into us when He created us. As His unique creation, you have something to offer this world that nobody else has, that nobody else can be. Your sense of value should be based solely on the fact that you are a child of the Most High God. Quiet yourself and receive God’s Word: “We are God’s workmanship” (Ephesians 2:10).

The word workmanship implies that you are a “work in progress”. God is continually shaping us into the people He wants us to be. Be an original, not a copycat.

Be secure in who God made you to be and then go out and be the best person that you can be. Even if everybody else rejects you, remember, God stands before you with His arms open wide.

IF YOU RUN THE RACE AND BE THE BEST THAT YOU CAN BE, THEN YOU CAN FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF.

*This article was posted from a Keith Overturf newsletter.

Be awesomely blessed

Cláudia

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1 Comment

  1. wonderful words. thank you for posting this!


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