“We all want to know who we are. We seek and search and try to “find ourselves.” Many of us have taken personality tests and other assessments. We learn that we are a lion, a beaver, an ENFP, an activator, a competitor, a high I, high D.” – John Rinehart
EXPLORE | What God Thinks of You
But is that seeing ourselves for who we truly are? We all need the encouragement of friends and family, especially because they have the unique view of knowing how we really are, and, as a trusted source, can add the recommended dose of the reality to what they tell us. However, how do you get the “God’s honest” truth? God. He can bring perspective that no one else can bring, and back it with an everlasting, unconditional love. John Rineheart provides 5 truths about how God sees us: We are valuable, we are new, we have God’s Spirit, we’re being transformed, and we have privileged role we play.
EXECUTE | Who’s View Matters Most
While the different personality tools can help provide one dimension, adding the layer of family and friends can bring it more to life–the broadest and deepest understanding of who we are comes from God. His view of us is what really matters most as He is the source of who we are. This makes for a good morning mantra. Start each day with the truth–of who you are and who God is.
- I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14 – I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.
- I am a new creation.
2 Cor. 5:17 – Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
- I have the power of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 1:8 – but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.
- I will abide.
John 15:4 – Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit [a]of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.
- I desire to see God work the impossible.
Mark 10:27 – Looking at them, Jesus said, “With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.
[Original article: what God thinks about you]