WHO AM I?
“But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do His work and speak out for Him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference He made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted.” 1 Peter 2:9 (MSG)
From nothing to something. From rejected to accepted. These words keep ringing in my heart over and over again. God, through His unfailing love, has transformed us from nothing into something. If you read the Word, scripture after scripture reveals who God says His children are. He calls us chosen, royal, family, worthy, powerful, holy, free, accepted and loved. This is the truth of who we are. But, I’ve found that we don’t always believe what He says.
There is a spiritual war being waged over who controls our identity.
It is easy to become weighed down by labels assigned to us. Some are labels people give us; others are ones we give ourselves. Maybe you’ve been called words like: “screw up,” “stupid,” “not good enough,” “deadbeat,” or “failure”. Whether it came from a teacher, a family member, a coworker or boss, the toxic words of other people can have a deep impact on us.