In order to experience real positive life-change one has to accurately define their identity. If left unchecked, your definition of who you are will ebb and flow according to what others think of you, what is positively or negatively happening in your life on a weekly, daily or sometimes even hourly basis.
You then find yourself working to impact those false “yard sticks” that we have used to measure our worth. You buy more things, try to do things that make you more likable or place you in the position to gain a perception of more power or control over your life. It can be maddening as you try to keep all the plates spinning!
Fortunately who you are is not defined by what you own, who likes you or your false perception of control. Your real value is so much more than that.
You were purchased with a price, not for “repayment” which is impossible, but rather because you are valuable to He that purchased you with His life. You are no longer a slave to those things. You are royalty! Joint heirs to the kingdom and beloved by your Lord & King!
This my friends is a constant. This is unwavering. You are forgiven eternally for any wrong doings, are without shame or condemnation no matter what you’ve done. If you are a prodigal son or daughter then raise your head to see the Father who’s been waiting and is now running to meet you, clothe you and put his ring on your finger.
Always remember where you came from, who you are apart from Him but never forget who you are through Him who loves you dearly. He who desires to show His power through you if you would only get out of the way and not be a glory-hog. That only happens when you think the blessing defines your value.
You are more valuable than a car, a large house or popularity. Once you know who you are in Christ, it is then settled. You can be still and know that He is God and you are His. Seek then to further His kingdom through His blessings and then, all things will be added unto you.
May you be blessed