Vital signs - Tuesday,October 13th, 2020

I have good news for you: There is a mirror that never lies. It’s objective and truthful and will tell you who you are, how much you matter, and why you’re here on Earth. My hope is for you to break free from deep-rooted misbeliefs, relational patterns that never seem to change, and internal struggles that seem without solutions. The mirror I’ll show you is a divine one, given to you by God to help you see yourself as He sees you.

Despite what you’ve heard, despite what’s been planted in your conscious and subconscious mind about who you are, what you’re worth, and what others think of you, God declares that in Christ you are wanted, valuable, secure, competent, beautiful, and called for a purpose only you can fulfill.

Many false self-perceptions are too deeply rooted to be corrected with positive self-talk. We must identify the lies we believe in order to renew our minds with God’s truth if lasting change is what we’re after. Humbling and committing yourself to change will redirect the course of your life. Whether you perceive yourself positively or negatively, acquiring a vision of your true self through God’s eyes is transforming.

In Romans 12:3, the apostle Paul tells us not to think of ourselves falsely but in accordance with sober judgment and with the faith God gives us—in other words, think of yourself the way He sees you. The really big implication of this amazing truth is that God loves us as much as He loves Jesus: “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love,” (John 15:9).

A real and profound journey begins with salvation, and it involves living as a son or daughter of God who no longer has anything to prove. When you trusted Him as your Savior, you died with Him, your sins were forgiven, and you were made righteous. All your sins—past, present, and future—are forgiven. The moment you placed your faith in Christ, the righteousness of Jesus Himself was given to you, and God sees you through the lens of His Son. You are reborn in the Son’s image; this is your new standing before our heavenly Father, whether you are living up to that image or not. To be in Christ is to be given our true identity. However, getting that reality from our heads to our hearts is no easy task.

Prayer: Father, help renew and shape my identity as your child, removing the lies that keep me from seeing myself as You see me.

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