#Askingforafriend: Who we are in God’s eyes

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By Kristin Wyse
GCU Office of Student Care
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Who am I?

It’s a question we all seem to ask ourselves sometimes. Some things may have shaken our previous beliefs, or some people may have eroded or inaccurately mirrored our worth and value as a person.

Thankfully, we’re not alone when we ponder this. But, unfortunately, I think that we can be misled and misinformed about where our value comes from.

Typically, we have grown up understanding that WHO we are comes from WHAT we do. We develop our identity based on how well we do things. Or in a lot of cases, how well we don’t do things. Our critical voice of shame, or the voices of others, tell us in some way that we can never be good enough.

And if our identity is based on external talents, behaviors, achievements and successes, our identity is going to be riding a roller-coaster of doubt, shame and fear, leading to disconnection within our relationships.

So it is critical to remember that our identity and who we are is ONLY based on who we were created to be internally, not externally. It’s very similar to the man who built his house on the sand versus the rock.

Our internal view of ourselves is built on THE rock and who He created us to be. God created us uniquely and wonderfully. He reverently knit us together. He knew us even before He formed us. We were created for a purpose and with a purpose. We were created to have a relationship with Him, the God of the universe.

We must be important, then, if He created us with the desire to have a relationship with us. That identity cannot be shaken and will stand firm, even against the storms of our own voice of shame or others’.

Here are some verses that tell us exactly who we are internally. Remember, there is nothing that we can do to make Him love us more, and there is nothing that we can do to make Him love us less. Let us constantly remind each other that we are more than enough because WE ARE.

ACCEPTED

Romans 5:8, 15:7, Ephesians 2:4-5

A PROCESS

Philippians 1:6

BEAUTIFUL

2 Corinthians 5:17, Ephesians 2:10, 1 Peter 3:3-4

CARED FOR

Matthew 11:28, 1 Peter 5:7

CHOSEN

John 15:16, Ephesians 1:3-4, 1 Peter 2:9

COURAGEOUS

1 Timothy 1:7

EQUAL

Romans 2:11, Galatians 3:28

FORGIVEN

Psalm 103:12, Isaiah 43:25

HIS CHILD

Isaiah 43:1, John 1:12, 1 John 3:1

HIS IMAGE

Genesis 1:27, Colossians 3:10

HIS WORKMANSHIP

Psalm 139:13, Ephesians 2:10

IMPORTANT

Philippians 4:6, 1 Peter 2:9

KNOWN

Jeremiah 1:5, 1 Corinthians 13:12

LOVED

Jeremiah 31:3, Ephesians 3:17-19, 1 John 4:19

NEEDED

Romans 12:4-5, 1 Corinthians 12:27

NOT ALONE

Deuteronomy 31:6,8, Isaiah 41:10, Matthew 28:20

PRECIOUS

1 Corinthians 6:20

PROTECTED

Psalm 121:3, Romans 8:31, 8:38-39

PURPOSED

Jeremiah 29:11, Romans 8:28, Ephesians 2:10

STRONG

Romans 8:37, 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, Philippians 4:13

WORTHY

Zephaniah 3:17, 1 Corinthians 6:20

VALUED

Matthew 6:26-30

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