Have you ever felt not good enough or the need to prove yourself? This all comes from an identity issue. When we understand who we are in Christ, we can combat the discouraging lies that go through our mind. Only through Jesus can we overcome the need to prove ourselves.
I had a dream recently and in the dream, God asked me, “Gaby, why is it that you do Living Revelations?” My response was, “to have purpose.” God then replied, “You still have purpose even without Living Revelations.”
That statement was so eye-opening to me. I had to remind myself that my purpose is not tied to the success of my ministry or accomplishments – it is simply being a child of God.
Many times we wait until we have accomplished a big goal to feel we have a purpose. God wants us to know that He created us with purpose. We each have different gifts and talents, but we all have the purpose of glorifying God in our everyday lives.
Matthew 5:14,16 says, “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden… let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
You have a purpose every day. Whether it’s speaking a word of encouragement to a co-worker, taking your kids to school, doing a great job at your work, we can glorify God in everything we do.
Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord.”
Don’t allow your work to identify who you are. You are worthy because you are a beloved child of God. Jesus died on the cross because He loved you. He died on the cross because He knew that it was the only way that we could be made right before God’s eyes and gain eternal life. When we accept Jesus as our Savior and live according to His word, we get to live life to fullest on earth and in eternity.
The key to living the most satisfying life is to live the life God created you to be.
In every season we need to remind ourselves of our identity in Christ. Jesus came to set us free from the lies and bondage of the enemy – to live a life of freedom. We don’t have to live in the bondage of needing to please others. Only truth can set you free and that is found in Jesus. John 8:36 says, “So if the son sets you free you are free indeed.”
You are precious (Isaiah 43:4), you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14), and you have a hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11).
What lies are you believing? Spend time in the word and invite God to speak words of affirmation and encouragement over you. Write those very words down and use it whenever discouragement creeps in.
We don’t have to settle for less than God’s best and make decisions that will please others. We must make decisions that we know God wants us to do because He knows best for us. So remember, we can overcome the need to prove ourselves.
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