Resolution for Women: Intelligent Design
What are some minor incidentals you’ve allowed to shape your self-image or self-worth?
The media and how
How has the decorating scheme of your life turned out differently than you would like as a result of that?
The people or things which I gave so much influential power over my self image aren’t even around anymore. If it was a TV show, depicting and image of me which was unholy, I don’t watch it any longer. If it’s music lyrics influencing me to act/live/speak a certain way, it’s gone. I have distanced myself from friends who have different values than myself—only to prevent myself from being tempted. I’d say about now that my decorating scheme was less than my best, but it’s currently under major renovation to be BIGGER and BETTER than I could have ever imagined my life being. HE is in ME!!! HIS spirit dwells in me!!!!!! It’s time I start reshaping my self-image and self-worth to portray HIS presence in my life. I am HIS chosen possession. As unworthy as I may be, HE chose me (and you) to be HIS best.
Read 1 Peter 2:9-10 and record the statements of value declared concerning you. Make a point of really studying and meditating on this scripture, digging more deeply into the truths revealed.
“But YOU are not like that, for YOU ARE A CHOSEN PEOPLE. YOU are a kingdom of priests, God’s holy nation, HIS VERY OWN POSSESSION. This is SO YOU CAN SHOW OTHERS THE GOODNESS OF GOD, for HE CALLED YOU out of the darkness into his wonderful light.” (NLV)
I’m pretty speechless that He thought that much of us, aren’t you?