by Gail Rodgers
** What are the benefits of recognizing your significance to God and others? In this Online Bible Study you will learn the answer.
It’s important to accept what God says about who we are. All too often we live with feelings of deep inadequacy. We may regret the past or fear the future. In life’s crazy pace it’s easy to forget to schedule in time with our Lord and to ask ourselves, “Am I growing or eroding in who I am becoming?”
A wise person grows in understanding who he is.
One who knows how God sees him is confident in his identity. He knows God made him just the way he is and for specific tasks. He does not compare the inside of himself with the outside of another.
He makes the effort to grow in his knowledge of the truth of what God says about him. One who understands who he is in God’s sight knows he is:
* Accepted (Ephesians 1:5)
* Secure (Philippians 1:6)
* Significant (John 15:16)
His identity is not bound up in what he has, how he looks or what he wears. His identity is secured in who he is as a beloved child of God.
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).
Read Psalm 139 and ask God to fill your heart with the knowledge of just how esteemed you are in God’s sight. Ask Him to help you grow in your understanding of who you really are!
~ Father God, Sometimes it’s hard for me to think of myself as a piece of Your artwork, created to be just who I am. Help me to embrace the knowledge of who You say I am! I know all too well the weaknesses in me. I invite You to use these very things that I dislike about myself to be the entry point of Your strength and power in my Iife. I know You have things for me to do that go beyond this “to do” list of mine. Show me who You want to touch through me. Help me to live as an accepted, secure and significant child of the Almighty God today by the power of Your Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.
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Questions: Do you know that you are significant in God’s eyes? What difference does that make in your daily walk?
About the Author: Gail Rodgers