This is just a short post today with a little of what God has been whispering to me about these past few weeks. I have been struggling with lots of insecurities, and with bad attitudes to a lot of things, God is so faithful to not allow me to stay in these feelings, but for Him to bring me restoration and healing, even if it’s a little by little each day. Here is a little honesty about what God is working with me on right now.
The other day a good friend came to me with an encouragement, for me to remember who God made me – a daughter of the King first, then a wife and then a mother. These words hit me like a sledgehammer!! Then a couple of days later I was listening to a sermon and the preacher said similar words, that we need to live a life worthy of the calling that we have (Ephesians 4), and that calling is to be children of the King! That made me begin to listen up. Then again in my daily readings I came up against the fact that we were created for God to be in relationship with Him first and all else comes from that. So by this time I am sitting straight up and feeling like God is really trying to speak to me about this.
Am I living a life that is confident in my calling to be a daughter of the king? Am I forgetting who I was made to be? Am I allowing all that is in my life – Being a Wife, A Mother, A Mentor, A Teacher – to tell me who I am?
It is so easy to go into mum mode, or wife mode, worrying about everyone else, making sure everyone is ok, everyone is happy, everyone is alive…. but what about me?? Am I ok?? Am I happy?? Am I alive??
My joy, peace and strength can only come from Him. Anything else is temporary and a false sense of these characteristics in my life. If I want truth and abundant life – like He promises me in His Word – then what am I doing to maintain my identity in Him?
My identity comes directly from God who made me and not from anything I do. (Redefined Bible Study by Well Watered Women) I can be secure of my identity in Christ and it doesn’t rely on anybody else. I don’t need to feel insecure but can fully rely on God and His acceptance of me. This is an ongoing lesson I think that will take a while to really sink into my heart, but I am walking it out step by step and day by day.
So I want to challenge you as well. How many times do we forget that we are chosen by Him and for Him first before all our other “roles”. First and foremost we are his daughters and He wants us to just be still and rely fully on Him as our perfect Father. He wants us to see ourselves as His daughters and to know that our identity is found purely in Him and not in anybody or anything else.
I hope this blesses and encourages you today.