I’m sure like many of you when I was younger I was bullied. One of the things bullies like to do is call you names. I’m not going to lie it had a huge impact on me & it was very easy to start believing those things about myself since I was hearing it so often. It’s also really easy for us to compare ourselves to each other & also get discouraged, but I want to tell you something. We are children of God & we need to believe what He says about us. Our identity needs to be found in Him. It’s easier said than done. I thought I’d give you a list of some of the ways God sees you, His child.
1. You are valuable:
So God created human beings in his own image.In the image of God he created them;male and female he created them.Genesis 1:27You made all the delicate, inner parts of my bodyand knit me together in my mother’s womb.14Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.15You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.Psalm 139:13-14So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.Matthew 10:31
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!2 Corinthians 5:17So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. 2And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you.Romans 8:1-2But people are counted as righteous, not because of their work, but because of their faith in God who forgives sinners.Romans 4:5
“I will never fail you.I will never abandon you.”
Hebrews 13:5b“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal lifeJohn 3:16love all who love me.Those who search will surely find me.Proverbs 8:17