Stepping into your True Self: Let God Define Who You Are

Stepping into Your True Self, Let God Define Who You Are 
By Pastor Alexander Redd
September 6, 2023

The world is a vast and complex place, filled with countless voices and opinions. From the moment we are born, we are bombarded with messages about who we should be and what we should aspire to. Society tells us that success is measured by wealth, power, and fame. It tells us that our appearance, achievements, and social status determine our worth. But I am here to tell you these messages are false, for they do not define who you are.

In the grand scheme of things, it is not the world that determines our identity but God, the creator of all things. He fashioned each of us with a purpose and a unique identity in mind. We are not products of chance or accidents but deliberate creations of a loving and sovereign God. As Ephesians 2:10 states, "We are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." This verse reminds us that we are not simply ordinary human beings but rather works of art crafted by the master artisan himself - God.

When we look at the world through the lens of God's word, we begin to see the true beauty and worth of our existence. Psalm 139:14 declares, "I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works, and my soul knoweth right well." These words serve as a powerful reminder that we are fearfully and wonderfully made, each part of us intricately designed by the hands of God. We are not mistakes or failures but rather incredible creations with a purpose that extends far beyond the superficial measures of the world.
Yet, in the midst of this truth, we often find ourselves questioning our own identity and worth. We allow the voices of the world to drown out the gentle whispers of God's truth.

We doubt our abilities and question our purpose as if we ignore the beauty that the master artisan of all time has created. But my friend, do not despair, for God has not left us without guidance or direction. Through faith in Jesus Christ, the Alpha and Omega, we can discover the purpose for which God created us. By surrendering our lives to Him, we open ourselves up to His plans and His will. Through this surrender, we find true fulfillment and the realization of our unique identity. God does not create duplicates or replicas; He makes individuals with distinct talents, passions, and callings. And it is in the pursuit of these callings, that we find our true selves.

So, my friend, do not allow the messages of the world to define who you are. Instead, turn your gaze towards the one who created you and allow Him to shape and mold you into the masterpiece He intended you to be. Embrace your identity as a child of God, and let His truth guide you on your journey. Remember, you are fearfully and wonderfully made, a masterpiece in the eyes of the ultimate artisan - Almighty God.

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