Have you ever felt like God made a mistake with you? Are you tired of searching for someone or something to validate you as special and valuable?
Look no further! The Word of God holds the life-changing truths to exterminate the low self-esteem; “what is God going to do with me; does anybody love me” blues.
“For the Word Of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword...”
Here are several truths that establish, and reaffirm your value in Christ Jesus.
1. Romans 8:29,“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.”-KJV
From this first verse, we focus on the two words: foreknowledge and predestinate.
This scripture indicates that God has already known us before our friends,husbands, wives, mothers, fathers, or cousins God knew us.
“O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.
Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand upon me.” Psalm 139:1-5 KJV
“Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.” Ephesians 1:4 NLT
“All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip his people to do every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16-17 NLT
So what are these verses telling us so far? There is only one person; one eternal being who is in charge of our destiny and has established our purpose before the foundations of the world were even created. Not the credit score, not the college degree (or the lack there of); not our I.Q.’s; or a make-up palette. But by an all-knowing, all-seeing Eternal God.
The divine decree for our purpose in Christ is just as sure as the the divine decree, “Let there be light.” You can trust Him, He is faithful and the greatest promise-keeper we will ever know.
“God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son.”
Ephesians 1:5-6 NLT
So, now we know we are not called, or destined, to be liars, losers, or conformed to any opinion or prejudice set forth by this world.
But, what if I have fallen prey to these stigmas; what if I was deceived out of my destiny? How can I get back to who God has designed me to be?!
“God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.”
Ephesians 2:8 NLT
I receive the redemption of God through the precious Blood of Jesus Christ which MAKES US RIGHT in the eyes of God again.
I’m so thankful that it’s not a feeling, or pay grade, but it’s all by FAITH.
“Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.”
Romans 5:1,2 NLT
We are predestined, called, justified, and glorified by God. He is for you, no one can be against you. The accusation won’t stand; the condemnation is not meant for you because of the provision of grace from the Father through Christ Jesus.