So what are the things you tell yourself each day? That you need to be more of this or less of that? Do better, try harder? Maybe it’s just me, but I think we keep trying to be, be, be… but I’m not even sure what we’re all trying to be.
As the new week begins, lets reset our mentality and the words we speak to ourselves. We could write a different story with our days through our love and our words, through the things we do and the things spoken inside.
You are more than your Friday night plans.
You are more than the grades you receive.
You are more than your to-do list.
You are more than your page clicks and twitter followers.
You are more than the clothes you wear and the car you drive.
You are more than what has happened to you.
You are more than just a pretty face.
You have worth. You have value. You are strong and your story is a treasure. No matter the broken places, the cracked spaces, the hurts and the tears and the fears, you are more than all of it.
You are redeemed, dearly loved, and chosen. Believe it in the light and tell it to yourself in the dark. You are a new creation, made whole, holy and blameless in the eyes of He who is not concerned about a to-do list, your GPA, or how many likes you got on Facebook.
Let it all go. The lists, the expectations – those placed on you and those you’ve put on your own two shoulders – the doubts, the lies, and the comparison. Drop them like hot coals burning your soul and instead think on Him. Be rooted in this Word.
Because of this decision we don’t evaluate people by what they have or how they look. We looked at the Messiah that way once and got it all wrong, as you know. We certainly don’t look at him that way anymore. Now we look inside, and what we see is that anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons! Look at it! All this comes from the God who settled the relationship between us and him, and then called us to settle our relationships with each other. God put the world square with himself through the Messiah, giving the world a fresh start by offering forgiveness of sins. God has given us the task of telling everyone what he is doing. We’re Christ’s representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God’s work of making things right between them. We’re speaking for Christ himself now: Become friends with God; he’s already a friend with you. // 2 Corinthians 5:16-20, The Message