Chapter 7 – Know That You Are God’s Child
You are God’s child and He loves you immensely! Experiencing the surety of God’s love requires learning to see yourself as God sees you. How you view yourself is your “self-perception.”
The Bible states:
“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17
But what does it mean to be a “new creation?” How about – new identity! Up to now we have been preoccupied with a definition of ourselves that does not come from God. We have been living in a “lower definition” of ourselves! We need to take Paul’s advice:
“…forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before… press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14
For real reinvention to occur you must embrace and live out what your Heavenly Father thinks of you. You are His son or daughter – He wants the best for you. He thought so much of you that you were especially created in His image (Genesis 1:27). You were fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). You are exceptional – the head not the tail – above only not beneath (Deuteronomy 28:13). You are the one that He “so loved” that He gave His only son (John 3:16) that we might live this life and if that is not enough – when He was on the cross – you were on His mind!
Because of God, you have success written all over you! And the words written are emphatically the Word of God. It says you are more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37), a chosen generation, a royal priest and a citizen of a holy nation (1Peter 2:9), you are blessed coming and going (Deuteronomy 28:6)!
God said it and that settles it!
Well, if God declares this Word over your life then there is no need for a spiritual identity crisis. Make no mistake about it – you have what it takes to be successful. Make the necessary adjustments in your spirit and come into alignment with God’s plan and purpose for your life.
This is an excerpt from Chapter 7 of “Reinvent Yourself: 21 Practical Keys to Your Personal Spiritual Makeover”. Pick up a copy of Reinvent Yourself here!