Do you know how important you are? Do you know how loved you are? Do you know whose you are? Knowing whose you are will help you know what God thinks about you. You’ll learn that nothing else matters.
I didn’t know about God until my early 20’s. I’ve been on this journey of knowing whose I am for about 8 years. I’ve learned that other peoples’ opinions don’t matter. What God says about you, is what matters the most.
Knowing whose you are can help you conquer your fears and insecurities, when you’re pursuing your dreams and goals.
Your comfort level isn’t important when you know whose you are. You can step out of your comfort zone even if your journey is too painful or scary.
Here are 3 tips I want to share with you about knowing whose you are.
1. There is freedom when you focus on Jesus and nothing else.
When you focus on Jesus, every other voice drowns out.
You don’t have to listen to:
- what people say you shouldn’t be doing
- negative comments from others
- how your past mistakes affected you
- your feelings of guilt and shame
You are forgiven.
Knowing whose you are, means you don’t have to focus on the opinions of others anymore. You’re not here to please the world.
The world is obviously a powerful influence. We’ve all been affected by the world.
We’ve all tried to change how we view our bodies, our husbands, or our kids, based on what someone else is saying or doing.
Chase after God and find out what He wants you to do. You’ve been given gifts to use for His purpose. Not for yours.
You’re not here to:
- become self seeking
- become successful for yourself
- or make a name for yourself
When you feel you’re being attacked by what people are saying, it’s important to think about what you’re focusing on. If you focus on what other people say, you’re no longer focusing on God’s truth and His Word.
2. You were bought with a price. Your worth comes from Christ.
The standards of the world dictate how much money you need to be popular. You may think you need a certain type of car or house to reach a certain status.
I’m not saying that having a lot of money is bad, or having an expensive car or house is bad. What’s important is where your heart is about those things.
Knowing whose you are, helps you know your worth doesn’t come from:
- job titles
- what other people say
- a number on a scale
- the number of likes or shares on facebook or IG
Your worth doesn’t come from focusing on worldly things.
If you take your eyes off God and knowing that your worth comes from Him, then you begin to strive for things that don’t bring glory to God. They only bring glory to yourself.
You become self-seeking.
We are selfish humans. We’re born into sin. It’s easy to become self seeking. You may want people to hear what you have to say, not what Jesus has to say.
You don’t need to be identified by worldly possessions. You don’t need to be attached to anything.
When the things of the world become your god, you no longer focus on knowing whose you are. You begin to pay attention to other gods, like people, cars, money, houses, etc.
3. Success is obedience. I love that quote.
We often rate our success by the number of likes and shares we get on facebook or IG. Even if we’re miserable and hate what we do, we consider ourselves successful if those numbers are high.
Real success is being obedient to God, and what He’s calling you to do.
If you thought you heard God’s direction, but it didn’t work out, you’re not a failure. Mistakes don’t make you a failure. Look at them as your first attempt in the right direction.
You don’t have to quit going after your goals and dreams because you made some mistakes.
Instead, ask God, “What can I learn from this experience? How can I grow? What can I do better?”
God isn’t waiting for you to fail. He is for you, not against you.
Knowing whose you are, helps you go after your goals and dreams, with boldness. You can be fearless and strong. You are His.
Be obedient in what God has called you to do, even if you’re afraid to fail.
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Do you know whose you are? Are you ready to focus on God’s word and be fearless in what He has called you to do? Let me know in the comments.