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Losing Our Identity

2 Corinthians 10:12 We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. One of the hardest things to do when you are unhappy, bored or disouraged is to not compare your life with someone else's. Some have called it a comparison trap. Oftentimes when we are idle or restless in our own lives, we seem to notice what is going on and into the lives of others. When this happens we lose our own identity. It's not wise to compare yourself to another person or your life to their life.  Don't fall into the trap of comparing yourself to others. You are exactly the way you are supposed to be. Don't let the weakness in you affect the greatness in you. You have been given all that you need to be the success that God desires for you. Settle down and settle in to that best version of you that we all want to see. You are amazing!

In the Moment

Psalm 3:3 But You, O LORD, are a shield for me,
My glory and the One who lifts up my head

Why do we have hope in hopeless situations? Because there is One who can help bring hope. Just like this psalm says...

Lord you are MY shield. All around me…I am completely covered by the power of the Lord. On my right and my left, ahead of me and behind me. No weapon formed against me can prosper for I am unable to be penetrated!

Lord you are MY glory. David was a prominent man with status and position. Yet he knew that his identity and his value was not in his job or military rank…His validation came from God! Your identity is not tied to your past…your value is not tied to your performance…He is YOUR glory…your validation comes from Him not people! You are divinely defined!

Lord you are the One who lifts my head. In those days when the king lifted up your head it meant that you were accepted. You were once again restored to the place that you had been. On the other hand when the king put his foot on your neck, it meant that rather than lift up your head he was about to cut off your head! The Lord is the One who lifts your head.

David loved “being in the moment”. He did not respond to the negative things they were saying. He talked to the Lord and reminded himself just who God was. When we remind ourselves who God is we can see ourselves as God does. We matter. We have hope because he protects us, he promotes us and he lifts up our heads…positioning us for the best possible success.

When you know who you are in God, being in the moment is the most exhilarating, faith-filled place you can be. What are they saying about you? It doesn’t matter! You are divinely directed and divinely defined!