On this Gratitutde:UnFiltered we discusss Yoga, Twin Flames, Our Identity and a few other enlightening subjects that will make you wonder…
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Sometimes we’ve had really rotten things happen in our life that have shaped our self-image. Yes, there are some of us who had a great childhood and have always had a fairly healthy self-image.
But maybe you’re one whose family or childhood friends (or enemies!) said and did things that made you doubt your worth. Maybe you have a bad self-image. That can make it much harder to get close to God.
But when you become a Christian, the life of God comes to live inside you (see Rom. 8:10). Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus” (NLT), so you can do the good things He’s planned for you. You’re simply not the same person on the inside that you were before.
Becoming a Christian means receiving a new identity in Christ. You don’t lose your true self in Jesus; you become your true self in Him. He is your life (see Col. 3:4). Acts 17:28 says, “In Him we live and move and have our being.” When you are born again after receiving Jesus as Savior, He puts His very Spirit in your spirit as His guarantee of everything you have inherited in Him.
There is nothing more amazing than being in Christ, being His child, the heir of His inheritance (see Rom. 8:17). No more do you ever need to walk under a blanket of shame or unworthiness with a bad self-image. Romans 8:1 says, “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus.” In Christ, you are new.
You simply must believe it. You must believe that you are who God says you are, not what others say or what has happened to you in the past. See yourself as God sees you today. The best way to do that is to look into His Word, the Bible. His Word will tell you who you really are!
The Bible is described as a mirror (see James 1:23). Instead of looking into your mirror and seeing who you have been, look instead and see yourself as He does! He sees you in Christ. When you look at yourself through God’s eyes, you see a wonderful new creation, bought by the blood of Jesus, beloved in your Father’s sight.”