Being a people pleaser I want every one's opinion of me to be a good one and so sometimes I find myself running around trying to get everyone to 'like' me, as you probably know this doesn't come without a cost.
I end up not being me.
I hide my true self and get myself to become the person they want me to be ,only to have them not like me in the end anyway.
So what is the point right?!
This can become a tiring effort with feelings of loneliness and inadequacy and just simply feeling never good enough.
This can be a hard place to be.
An author of a book gets attached to their main character they build this character up to be so real that it he/she has quirks, strengths, weaknesses, the author is so convincing that you can actually believe this person is real. Now would the author of this book go to someone else and say tell me about my main character and actually expect that person to know more than the author himself?! NO WAY the author knows everything about the character he created.
That is the same with Jesus,He is the author & creator of us. He knows everything about us, our strengths our weaknesses and all our quirks, our hidden secrets and the way we live our life out. Don't you think He is incredibly frustrated when we let our friends, spouse, job or a complete stranger define us and live our life out in that definition that we've been given.
'FAILURE, FAT, STUPID, CLUMSY, WORTHLESS, NEVER AMOUNT TO ANYTHING'.
Harsh cold definitions!!
There can also be good ones.
'PRETTY, FUNNY, CREATIVE, TALENTED, EXCELLENT COOK '.
Thing is we were never meant for the good or the bad of what others think to define who we really are. We can get so busy fitting every one's definition of us that we forget to go to our creator and find our real and true identity.....
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
It is clear to us, friends, that God not only loves you very much but also has put his hand on you for something special.
16-18"This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son.
Those are just a few thoughts of how the amazing author thinks of us.... YOU and ME!! He loves us so deeply and wants to know us so intimately so that we can know His love and be defined by His love.
Imagine for a moment that we could all grasp His love for us and walked around knowing that we are wonderfully made by the creator Himself.
I think this world would be a different place, not only would we see a change in the way people seek after fame but I think we would also see a change in the way people treat each other in every day life, coming in contact with strangers to friends a consistent peace in knowing who we are, not having to prove that we are worth something.
Knowing who we are allows us to be more of who we were created to be.
As only an author could define His characters let GOD define you today!!!
You won't be disappointed!
You are not a mistake!
You are here for such a time as this!
Ask Him,Pray and ask God to tell you what He loves about you, what He made uniquely you.....then Listen.
This I know for sure, He loves you and that will NEVER change!!!