This weekend my wife, Kim, spoke at our church. I wanted to give her the opportunity to speak to you through my blog, because her message was incredible! If you missed it, be sure to catch her whole message online.
Matthew 6:33—”But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Comparison is our worst enemy when it comes to identity. It’s our way of trying to boost our self-esteem, but it just ends up destroying us. “I’m not as good as that person.” “I bet that person has never messed up like I have.” “That person is better-looking than I am.” Instead of making us feel better about ourselves, we just end up feeling defeated.
The real issue here isn’t your appearance, your past, your actions, your family, your work, or the person you’re comparing yourself to, but where you find your worth and esteem. If you try to find it in who you think you are, you are going to be disappointed. But if you find it in who God, the one who made you, says you are, you will find that He values you.
Psalm 139:13-14 says, “You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.” God made each and every one of us; He is someone who can be trusted to tell us the truth, and His Word says that His work is marvelous!
All that doesn’t mean that we have to neglect our bodies or relationships, but that we should look at them through the lens that God gives us when we come to Him. When we focus on God above everything else, our lives are more fulfilling in every area because we aren’t focusing on the past or what others think about us.
When we come to Him, He is waiting with open arms. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” He has created us to be an army who will bring His Word to the people of the world! What we have to do is learn to seek His purpose more than anything else. Keep seeking, keep believing, and step out in faith to do what God has called you to do.
Watch my wife’s teaching on seeking God first.
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