Pr. 31:30: “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.”
We have to be careful where we get our sense of identity. Is it in the image we see in the mirror, the compliments of others, the likes we get on social media? Perhaps we even get our identity from another person, like our spouse, sibling, boyfriend, or girlfriend?
As this scripture says, charm and beauty are passing, so we certainly can’t rely on our looks as our sense of identity. I’m not sorry to say to you that it doesn’t matter how beautiful or handsome you are, if you aren’t that way on the inside then it’s truly all for naught. Maybe no one has told you that lately.
Having all the followers possible on social media or only 10, or losing friends in the real world, should still not be the way we figure out who we are.
Our sense of identity runs deeper than that. It is who we truly are. Do you know who you are or do you let others opinions and actions determine that for you?
We cannot allow anyone but our Father and Creator tell us who we are. He had a plan for us at the beginning, and as a potter shapes clay, He is molding and shaping us over time into the person we are to be.
Daily, we change and grow, but always we are in His righteous right hand, and since He is the author and finisher of our faith, He is the One we should look to for the answer to who we truly are.
We will find out who we are when we spend time with our Father, in His word, in prayer, and in worship. If you’ve been believing lies about yourself or feeling “less than” or even “more than” about yourself lately, spend some time with the Lord and He will give You a true sense of your identity. He will let you know who you are in Him, and guide you on the path He has for you.
He has plans for us if we are only willing to accept them and trust Him enough to give in.
What’s it to be? Who will you trust today?
Here is a song to get you started in worship. Go to the Word next…