I Am Who You Say I Am

 
 

"I am chosen, not forsaken. I am who You say I am. You are for me, not against me. I am who You say I am."

We all need a reminder of truth in our lives. How many times have we received lies from the enemy or other people and believed them just because it's easier to take it in rather than fight? I hope this post encourages you to hold the truth of God's words close to your heart.

I've never really struggled with anxiety before, but within the last few weeks it has hit me a little. Honestly, I didn't even realize what it was until after I had dealt with it. Every night for a while, me and Wade would get ready to go to bed and I would just have this overwhelming feeling of anxiety that he was going to leave me, or that I would be alone, or that I wasn't enough. He would ask me what was wrong and I didn't really know how to explain it, I just always had a feeling of anxiety. It cause me to act outside my identity a lot. Like I would do things and say things and internally just think, "What am I doing? This isn't like me." I think it's a fear of loneliness that was the root. Between starting a new life in Kentucky and working from home a lot, the loneliness has crept in and I think Satan really has used that as a foothold in our marriage. While I'm weak and feeling lonely, he hit me where it hurt the most. The fear that I might somehow lose Wade or that I would all of a sudden not be enough for him. It's so irrational yet I was letting that lie creep in and drive a wedge between the two of us because it was easier to do that than to actually fight it with truth.

All that to say, this is why I think it is so important to have words of truth throughout your home. To remind yourself what God says, not what the world or the enemy says. I really don't even have words to express the importance of having truth in your life. So much in our culture today is messed up. Like so much. I could go on a tangent but I won't, because that's not the point. The point is that there is so much out there in the world that can be mistaken for truth. Things that sound good and make us feel good. Things that we might believe simply because it's easier and doesn't make us have to change too much. Things that the devil will tell us to crumble our friendships, our marriages, our communities, and our churches - but we never saw it coming because at the time, it was packaged up in a way that may have felt like the truth. So how do we distinguish what is true and what is not? We turn to Scripture. The only thing that is truly breathed out by God. And if you're like me, you might read some things or listen to some songs that are inspired by the word of God. One of the songs inspired by God's word that I've been listening to lately is the song that is on this print. It's basically just a song about who we are because of who God says we are. Not the world, not Satan, and not even our own selves. I want the word of God to be the ultimate authority over my life because it's the only thing I can truly trust. That and anything inspired by it. So I hope you will print off this quote and hang it in your home as a reminder that you are who GOD says you are! And if you don't know what God says about you, I encourage you to open up your Bible and become familiar with it. It will certainly help you put up a fight agaisnt the lies that approach you throughout your life.

I've included the lyrics to the full song below the image, just because it is full of truths from Scripture. I definitely encourage you to read or listen to the whole thing, and then just spend a few minutes in the word. To download the quote and print it off, just click on the image! Thanks for reading. I hope you were encouraged by this.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Who am I that the highest King
Would welcome me
I was lost but He brought me in
Oh His love for me
Oh His love for me


Who the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed
I’m a child of God
Yes I am


Free at last
He has ransomed me
His grace runs deep
While I was a slave to sin
Jesus died for me
Yes He died for me


Who the Son sets free
Oh is free indeed
I’m a child of God
Yes I am
In my Father’s house
There’s a place for me
I’m a child of God
Yes I am


I am chosen
Not forsaken
I am who You say I am
You are for me
Not against me
I am who You say I am

 
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