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But Who Does God Say I Am?

30 Jan

Yet another day spending countless hours before the computer, only to realize that a new day has already begun and I still haven’t completed my to-do-list. Every night for the past three weeks, I have “burned the candle at both ends” (and in the middle) attempting to whittle down my huge laundry list of have to’s, forgot to’s, and I-didn’t-get to’s. So when I climbed into bed around 3:30 the other “night,” carrying all that anxiety, I got straight on my knees and with no “Our Father…,” I cut to the chase. “God I am so overwhelmed. I feel like I am constantly behind, like I’m failing You, like I’m failing at my purpose….” I paused in frustration, and just sighed and asked, “Is that how You see me?” It was such a vulnerable moment, but as that question flowed out of my mouth, I immediately heard my words parallel that Scripture I remember from growing up in church. It’s the one where Jesus asked his disciples, “who do men say that I am,” and the follow-up question “who do you say that I am?” And I immediately knew the answer. God does not see me the way I see myself. God believes in me. He placed all these gifts in me for a reason. He is confident that I will actualize my potential.

And that’s the message I want to share with you. Be confident in yourself, because God is confident in you. He proved it by placing talents, skills, passions, and interests in you. If He did not believe in you, He would not have invested in you. No one puts money on the horse that’s not expected to win. They invest in the one they believe will make it to the finish line.

God looked beyond our journey and invested in our arrival. He knows every step we will take: some forward, some backwards, and some completely off the path. But with all that knowledge, He still put His money on us. Be encouraged.

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"God is confident in you so be confident in yourself." –M. Dillon

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6 responses to “But Who Does God Say I Am?

  1. Kicki

    January 30, 2012 at 11:53 am

    God is smiling right now and so am I.

    Blessings,

    Kicki

     
  2. realnhonest

    January 30, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    Aw… Thanks Kicki. 🙂

     
  3. Anonymous

    March 19, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Thank you I enjoyed so very much!

     
    • mdillondesigns

      March 20, 2012 at 11:37 pm

      Thank you for stopping by to comment. It really means a lot to me. 🙂

       
  4. davidmuia

    September 5, 2012 at 1:11 am

    awesome word….I stand tall because I know who has my back!!!

     
    • mdillondesigns

      September 6, 2012 at 3:35 am

      Glad it resonates with you. 🙂 Thanks for your comment.

       

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