Tuesday, June 4, 2013


Our personal identity—how we see ourselves—is often shaped sometimes by our early experiences in life.

I have to be honest that before I came to know Christ, I dated guys that were not right for me. 
 I felt the need to try to change myself and the way I acted to feel "accepted" by them. I didn't know my worth.

When I met Josh, he was different. There was just something about him that I couldn't put my finger on. 
I was so attracted to him and who he was as a person and the way he treated others. 
He was and is a wonderful, loving man who loves God and others more than anything. That was the difference.
I wanted exactly what he had. He had joy, happiness and peace. The light of Christ radiated from him. 

At first when we started dating I wasn't used to all his gentlemen acts of kindness. It took me awhile to accept that he was a "great" guy. I had been hurt so many times in the past that it was very hard for me to trust that he wasn't like all the other guys out there.  I hadn't known any better from my past and the guys I had previously dated. 

He treated me like a princess and helped me to gain trust in him 
that he was different and wanted to treat me how I should be treated. 

Eventually that trust and love sprouted and continued to grow. We have now been married for 3 blissful years now!

YOU are God’s masterpiece. (Ephesians 2:10)

The dictionary defines a “masterpiece” as “a person’s greatest work of art,”
 or a “consummate example of skill or excellence.” 

I love this scripture so much. I am so grateful for such a loving God 
who has wonderfully created us. We are His workmanship...each of us masterpieces!

So where do we find who we are? Where do we find our true identity?

The kingdom of God is within us, as the apostle Paul wrote in (Colossians 1:27)

My joy—and my identity—has to be found in Christ alone and in nothing else.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have 
passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17)  

 God loves us perfectly and unconditionally. His perfect love is not based on our perfection or anything except Himself  (1 John 4:8). He always loves us and always will..perfectly and unconditionally. 

Saturate your mind with the truth of God’s word and His promises. It’s filled with reminders of His unconditional and perfect love for you. He says you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). He says that nothing can separate you from His love (Romans 8:35). Don’t let the enemy steal your identity. 

YOU are God’s masterpiece!! Believe it!!

Labels: , , , , ,


Post a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment on my blog!

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home