My friend is back with another great word! If you missed her last post, you can check it out here.
God just laid this on my heart to share, so I’m going to.
Friends, we are CHOSEN, and we are NOT forsaken because we are who God says we are. It’s such a simple statement, but it couldn’t be more true. If we remember that our identity is in Christ, literally nothing can stop us from fulfilling the great works He has called us to do. Through the highs and lows and all the in-betweens, God will ALWAYS be for us and NEVER against us. I want us all to remember that, because no matter what’s to come God has our backs. Does that mean bad things won’t happen? Of course not, and you know what? We will probably never know why until we’re face to face with Him, but we live in a fallen and broken world where sin is all around us like the air we breathe. That’s why we NEED to keep reminding ourselves of the promise that we are children of God and we are who He says we are, because sometimes that’s all we’re gonna have: our identity in Christ. Now I wanna challenge each of you to do something. The speakers at a camp I went to had us recite this and I’ve been doing it since, and wowowow I don’t know how to explain it, but it’s changed so much in my life for the better. It’s not hard, but each morning when you wake up, or just throughout the day, I want you to say the following to yourself: I am *your name* and I am who God says I am, so when you find yourself in hard times, no matter the struggle, you’ll be able to stay strong rooted in your faith because you know who you are in Christ, and ultimately that is all that’ll ever matter. So try to make a habit of it and you will be amazed how much that little phrase can change your life if you truly believe it. If you believe it with all your heart, that’s when you’ll start to see change.
Also, each and every one of you should listen to the song “Who You Say I Am” by Hillsong. It’s my life declaration. Plus, the song holds so much truth and power that it makes me weepy every time I hear it.
I am Micah and I am who God says I am.