Life doesn’t have enough days to waste them on apologizing for who God says you are, especially when there are already too many days the enemy tries to crush, warp, and drain the identity out of you. On those days you need to remind yourself:
Whenever you feel powerless, there’s a temptation to submit your identity to the control of fear, resentment, and hopelessness. If that happens often enough and long enough, you’ll lose your mind to hate and your heart to pain.
But always, always there is Jesus. With outstretched arms, he offers you more grace, strength, wisdom, peace, joy, faith, hope, and love than you need to deal with the situations in front of you and the relationships around you.
This all may seem really hokey, but I don’t care. Hokey means your inner child is alive and well.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and don’t depend on your own understanding. Seek him in all you do, and he will guide you on the path he has prepared for you” (Proverbs 3:5-6).