KNOW YOURSELF! BE YOURSELF! LOVE YOURSELF!
My personal motto or declaration is “Know yourself! Be yourself! Love yourself!” In other words, know who you are in God! Be who you are unapologetically! And love yourself wholeheartedly!
Why is it important to know who you are in God? He’s your Creator! And who knows you better than your creator? NO ONE! God created you in His image and in His likeness (Genesis 1:26-27) and breathed His breath of life into you (Genesis 2:7). Therefore, only God is able to wake you up every morning. Contrary to what you might have believed in the past, your alarm clock, spouse, child, parent, dog, or even the garbage truck does not have the capability of waking you up! Rather, God is the one who causes you to open your eyes every day.
HOW DO YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE IN GOD?
In order to know who you are in God, you have to know God Himself. How do you learn a person? You get to know someone by spending ample time with that individual. For instance, a husband and wife typically know each other better than anyone else because of the time that is spent with each other. They live together, make decisions together, raise a family together and do almost, if not, everything together!
Like human relationships, you must have a personal relationship with God. In the past, I have been asked about my religion. My reply is, “I don’t have a religion.” Understand that religion is “the belief in and worship of a superhuman controlling power, especially a personal God or gods.” Although Christianity can be classified as a religion, unlike other belief systems or religions, it involves relationship. In other words, Christianity is not a religion, but a relationship God has established with His children through faith in His Son Jesus Christ.
HOW DO I KNOW GOD?
In order for me to know me, I must know God. In order to know God, I must form a relationship with God. In order to form a relationship with God, I must believe in the death, burial and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, their disobedience severed the personal connection they once had with God, which affected the rest of the human race. So, when Jesus was crucified on the cross, He served as a mediator between God and anyone who believes in Him. Romans 10:9-10 (New Living Translation) say:
“9 If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.”
And that’s exactly what I did! I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior which brought me into a right relationship with God. Notice I said a RIGHT relationship because Jesus has made me righteous before God. We have to come to God His way, not our way. Jesus said in John 14:6 (NLT):
“…..I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through Me.”
It has to be God’s way because He is God, the Creator, and He holds the world in the palms of His hands. Only God knows His purpose/plans for my life. God says in Jeremiah 29:11 (New International Version):
“…..I know the plans I have for you…..plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
WHEN DOES GOD REVEAL HIS PLANS?
God reveals His plans to us little by little as we walk with Him. God never reveals all of His plans at once because we probably wouldn’t be able to handle it. Plus, it builds our faith. II Corinthians 5:7 says that we are to walk/live by faith and not by sight. We are not to live by what we see and understand. We are to live according to what we KNOW about God and the Word of God.
As I’ve come to know God more through my relationship with Him, I’ve come to know me more, as His daughter. What I now know about myself I didn’t always believe. For instance, I didn’t always believe I was beautiful, strong, courageous, talented, or worthy of love. Fortunately, I do now, and that’s because God has never given up on me. God continues to love me and encourage me.
God is doing the same for YOU which is why you are reading this article! So, I encourage you to get to know God and who you are in God, and your life will never be the same!
THE PRAYER OF SALVATION
If you haven’t accepted Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, you can do so right now. I then encourage you to find a good Bible-believing church that will help you grow in your relationship with the Lord.
Romans 10:9 (New International Version) says, “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”
Please pray the following prayer:
Dear Jesus, I come to You confessing I am a sinner in need of a Savior. I believe You shed Your blood on the cross and died for my sins, were buried and rose again so I could be free! Please forgive me for my sins and the life I have lived. I confess You Jesus as Lord and accept You as my own personal Savior. According to the Word of God, I am now saved! Hallelujah! I AM FREE!
WELCOME TO THE FAMILY OF GOD!!!!!
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