I’m going to be very honest and transparent with you. I recently had an experience in my life where the devil tried to define me. He showed me pictures on social media of people that I could never compare to. He told me that I would never be able to do the things that God is clearly calling me to. He told me I’m not talented enough, I don’t have the right resources, I don't have the finances, I’m in the wrong season of life, and I’m still the same-small town sinner that people looked at as an outcast. I had briefly forgotten my identity in Christ.
The world tries to dictate our worth based on different titles in life. When we start to believe those lies we begin to miss out on the blessings in our life. Physically I was at a birthday party, surrounded by friends, laughing, smiling, and even throwing axes! (Pretty Midwestern, right?) Mentally and spiritually I was stranded in the darkness on a deserted island. The lies of the world crept into my mind, and I’ve never felt more loneliness and shame in my life.
We have to be reminded that we are always in a spiritual battle. Romans 6:6 reminds us that “For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin.” We are no longer slaves to the lies of this world. We have power, restoration, and freedom in Jesus!
Focus: Every single day our minds are influenced by social media, ads, billboards, music, television, and modern culture. We, as followers of Jesus Christ, have to stay rooted in the identity we have in Him! I encourage you today to remind yourself of the identity God has given you. You are an overcomer, a world-changer, you are treasured, you are worth dying for, and you are a child of God!
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