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Who Does God say I AM?

Not Enough, Damaged, Broken, Useless, Forgotten, Unqualified, Guilty, Afraid, Ashamed

This is who I am without Christ. These are the names that I label myself with when I am trying to make it on my own. I know what it feels like to beat yourself up with your own words. But it doesn't have to stay this way. You do not need to stay hidden in the shadow of your past failures, your past regrets, your past mistakes and let downs. There is hope that is found in being who God says that you are and ditching all these names.

Do you carry any of these names around with you? It is a heavy load to endure on your own. Perhaps these aren’t the exact ones, maybe it’s, Fat, Ugly, Desperate, Hopeless, Unloved. Any of these Sound familiar yet? You are not alone in this struggle. I carried these names too and let me tell you they are HEAVY. So heavy they keep you at home on a Friday night, keep you from family time, keep you from enjoying all the things about life that you love. Withhold you from sharing that gorgeous smile of yours and filling the room with the sound of your laughter. I know because I’ve been there. It started with that deadly game we play called "comparison". I'd compare myself to Instagram models, Celebrities, Women in Commercials, Friends, Family. Anyone that looked like they had their life more together than I had mine. When I allowed these emotions to infiltrate, jealousy and envy got a tight hold on me. I was never good enough anymore, never pretty enough, smart enough, funny enough. Why did I feel this way? I diminished myself because I was lacking, or so I thought. Until you realize where your true value and worth lies, you’ll never be good enough for yourself. This fantasy of never being good enough would send me into a frenzy of not knowing what to wear to go out, NEVER having enough clothes, spending hours getting ready, and starring in the mirror, scrutinizing everything that I didn't like about myself. Nothing was ever enough. Sound Familiar? Ya, I know. It's ridiculous, but even more ridiculously true. I was never the insecure or jealous type, I always knew who I was and I was content with that. Until I started to pay attention to all the things I didn't have, the attention I didn't get, my single relationship status. Why do we always feel the need to be “enough”? To outdo the person next to us to make ourselves feel better. Who are we trying to be enough for anyway? In my experience it was never myself. It was always other people. I wanted people to only see the good and shiney parts of my life. Everyone else's life is sparkling, so I need to keep up. We keep all of the unattractive stuff buried deep where no one can ever see it, where no one can ever know that you are a struggling mess. We hide behind our smiling face and rehearsed lines of how we are "DOING GREAT". No one can feel the pain, no one can understand the heartache, no one can can see the scars.

There is this song that I have really been enjoying recently. It's called "SCARS". The chorus goes like this "So I'm thankful for the scars, Cause without them I wouldn't know your heart, And I know they'll always tell of who You are, So forever I am thankful for the scars.

I love these words. There is healing from pain, there is reconciliation for confrontation, there is forgiveness for wrongdoing, there is freedom from shame. Right now you cannot see the end, the finish line is not in view. But what your going through right now won't last forever. There is beauty in the scars that we carry, your living proof that Jesus carries you through, scars and all. They are a reminder of the valleys we did not walk alone, battles we did not fight on our own, falls that didn't keep us down, set-backs that couldn't keep us from moving forward. Your scars are just a heavenly sign that you are never alone.

So let me ask you, are YOU carrying any of these names with you right now? Letting them define you, letting them distort your identity and value of yourself? These are lies that we as woman are buying into. I worry about what people think of me instead of considering what God thinks about me. What does God think about me? Who does God say that I am?

Stop and take a minute for this question to sink in. What does the bible say about who God says I AM?

God says I am not alone – Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will Help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.  Isaiah 41:10

God says I am Loved – ...I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee. - Jeremiah 31:3

God says I am Strong - I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13 

God says I am beautiful – I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; my soul knoweth right well.  Psalms 139:14

God says I am forgiven – And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you. Ephesians 4:23

Gods says I am Fearless – The Lord is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?  Psalm 118:6 

God says I am not forgotten – Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.... you are worth far more than many sparrows. Luke 12:6

God says I am safe – Yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast. Psalm 57:1 

God says I am healed and whole – He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth their wounds. Psalm 14

God says I am accepted - The Lord will not reject His people; He will not abandon His special possessions. Psalms 94:14

God says I am Valuable - Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10:31

God says I don't need to worry - Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ. Philippians 4:6-7

What God says about us is the complete opposite to what we say about ourselves. A complete and total 180. We can come as we are with all our baggage, with all our lies, in all of our confusion, He makes things clear. Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest. He will still pick us up time after time, failure after failure.  I KNOW it’s true because this is how God has helped me over and over again. God is faithful. (1 Cor. 10:13, 2 Thess. 3:31 Cor. 1:9)

See how the word of God carries truth that knocks all of these lies right out of the air. They have no ground or foundation because they carry no truth or valuable substance. God cannot lie. It is impossible(Titus 1:2). What He says stands, and it is so relieving to know that we do not have to continue to carry these lies with us.

As a Christian woman living in a modern society, I am learning to look past the lies and the stereotypes and right into the Bible. It is the true word of God and we should not overlook it. He provides peace to a wrestling soul. Being covered by the blood of Christ means that HE sees me as Beautiful, Loved, Enough, Qualified, Whole, Restored, Valuable.  God sees us the way that He sees Jesus because we are washed white in His blood. It's time for us to stand up and say no to the lies that continue to hound us, and say yes to the new names that we have received in Jesus Christ. I am tired of fighting a battle that has already been won. So let's look at ourselves through the lens that God views us through.

Let's shift the vision that we have of ourselves from our own to the Lords.

God is a Chain breaker, but he is also a name changer.

Let Him …........Exchange your

Burden for Freedom

Unworthiness for Value

Not enough for Enough

Blindness for Vision

Brokenness for Rebuilt

Bitterness for Gratefulness

Insecurity for Confidence

Damaged for Restored

Overwhelmed for Focused 

Useless for Needed

Afraid for Fearless

Unloved for Loved

Abandoned for Redeemed


What new names are you taking on?!!

Sincerely, The Prairie Girl💕


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