Psalm 100: 3 “Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.”
Most of us spend a great deal of our energy and priceless time in an ongoing attempt to validate our identity. Much of the pain, frustration and stress we experience can be avoided by simply remembering whose we are – the chosen children of the King and an indispensable part of God’s heart. That’s right! You are indispensable to no one but God. No one can take your place in your Father’s heart.
The knowledge that you are chosen frees you to serve God whole-heartedly and boldly without bowing to the unrealistic expectations imposed by others and by your own fragile heart. The knowledge that you are very special to God allows you to embrace the gifts He has given you and encourages you to strain every choice, every decision through the filter of God’s perfect plan for your life. Knowing whose you are draws your attention away from both critics and the cheerleaders in life and fixes your gaze on the only one you have to please … God.
Knowing whose we are settles our souls and directs our steps toward the path God intended when He shaped us. You and I were created as living, fleshed out depictions of God’s love. Just think of it! God Himself supervised our formation. We were created in love – for love – with a specific and holy purpose in mind. When others reject you, remember God’s unconditional love for you.
Prayer: Father, I thank You simply because You made me. Thank You for loving me unconditionally. Help me to remember that love with every breath and every step.
Further Meditation: Psalms 100: 1 - 5