Here’s Something To Think About
Philippians 4:8 – “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”
Many times we forget who we really are, there’s an identity crisis. The world tries to create a standard for us to follow. This tends to create a sense of unfulfillment. A believer isn’t of the world even though he or she lives in the world, hence he can’t be judged by worldly standards. A believer is who God says he or she is. 1 Peter 2:9 says
“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:”
This is our true identity in Christ. Glory to God! What happens when a believer is being fed lies on social media. You open your social media account and the first thing you see is a young wealthy boy buying a new expensive car and you barely have enough money to cover your transportation fare. It’s depressing right? To make matters worst, the young boy is not a believer so he doesn’t believe that you need any God or gods to be successful but you believe that it is God who gives power to make wealth. This may lead to series of doubts and frustrations. To help you fight doubts, you need to know who you truly are!!!
The essence of knowing who you are is to avoid an identity crisis. How do you know who you are? By reading up and meditating on what God has said about you. The creation doesn’t know himself better than the creator e.g if you want to know in depth about a Samsung phone, you’ll have to ask the manufacturers or read up the manual. From Genesis to Revelation, God has said many things about you. They’re certain specific instructions God gave to certain people but then they’re things that apply to every believer. When God told anyone or any group “I love you”, He said it to everyone. “For God so loved the world (the whole world)…” You are what God says you are, you might be struggling right now but God is saying “you are still my chosen one”. Finally, I leave you with the same charge Paul left the Philippians: whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. GOD BLESS YOU!
Dear Lord, please when I’m down, help me to always remember that you love me with an everlasting love and I am your Chosen one, Amen.