Throughout our lives people will label us. They will call us names and try to define who we are for us. Sometimes those labels will be nasty. Dumb. Fat. Ugly. Slow. And sometimes those labels will be good. Beautiful. Creative. Honest. Loving.
No matter what labels others give us, there is none more important than the ones that God gives us. Loved. Child of God. Wonderfully Made.
We can joyfully abandon everything that people around us tell us we should be in order to pursue the amazing life that God has for us. When we look to God for answers about ourselves we are looking back at our maker. And who better to ask questions about ourselves to then our maker, who knows us better than we do, who knows our past and even our future.
When we feel beaten down by the world we can always turn and rest in God’s amazing grace.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
-Romans 12:2 NLT