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If…then

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Who can forget Susan Boyle stepping onto the stage of Britain’s got Talent” and wowing the judges, audience and the world when she began singing. A person previously hidden, overlooked and right up to the moment she began to sing, looked at with derision and mocked.

Recently I watched a few clips from the latest season. I was struck by the number of people who would state that if they went on stage, and if it went well, then they would have more confidence for life – then they could go back to friends and family holding their heads high. These amazing people, with tremendous voices and talents, were looking to the crowd (and to Simon Cowell) to validate, affirm them. On this very public forum – stage, they were looking for approval. Not realising that they already were talented, already had a gift.

We sometimes do the same – we look to the world for validation and acceptance. Yet in Christ we have our worth, acceptance and reason for life. It is time for us to see ourselves as God sees us. It is time to stop allowing others to dictate our value and worth. We need to lay everything aside that could possibly steal our self-esteem from us and remember that God has created us with inestimable value.

It doesn’t matter what circumstances you’re up against. It doesn’t matter who you’re up against. It doesn’t matter who is the audience. Nothing and no one should cause you to drop your eyes to the floor in defeat for He is the One who lifts your head (Psalm 3:3) You are royalty because of your birth right in Christ. So remember who you are!

Rick Warren said this CONFIDENCE comes from believing what God says about me, not what others say, or even what I tell myself. Your value doesn’t decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth!

A kingdom person sets their eyes on Jesus. He strengthens us to be all we are created to be.

 

 

6 thoughts on “If…then

  1. I was just reading about this very topic the other day! To be so confident of who we are in Christ that we can never be bothered again by anyone’s rejection. It’s what i’m working towards and it’s pretty amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Hmmmm, this is getting to be a bit of a theme with me. In this year of change and where God is challenging old insecurities in my life, challenging me on love, who I am in Him and who I look to for affirmation, this post comes to remind me again that God hasn’t finished speaking to me on this topic.

    So often we can look to a person, sometimes without realising the amount of power we have handed over to them so that, if they arent happy with us, we feel like a failure, like less than we actually are. It’s so wrong.

    So your call to believe in who God says I am, to listen to the TRUTH about how God sees me and hold to that and not to another’s opinion makes me know I need to really start listening but not just listen but BELIEVE it!.

    Rejection is a big issue for me based on insecurities from the past. I know God is wanting to break this off me and see me grow in confidence of him.
    Thank you for acting as God’s voice again to me.

    1. You are always so encouraging. And it seems you’re on quite a journey. We need God’s acceptance and love up loud and clear – as just like on Britain’s Got talent the judges can be quite cutting!!! BTW have you ever read Joyce Meyer’s Approval Addiction? It’s a really great book kind of on the same lines. Hope you’re having a good week! 🙂

  3. Good week thanks. Hopefully you too. Yes, I have the book, Approval Addiction and started it but never finished it. Time to revisit it and finish it this time, I think

    1. Just bought her book “A confident mom” love her writing! Having a good week too, it’s just got very very cold here. Randy Clark is over here at the moment, hoping to catch a couple of sessions.

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