Monthly Archives: June 2012

Self-image or God-image

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To start off, I need to explain my theme, “Who does God say you are?” This is taken from the story in Matthew 16:13-16 where Christ asked His disciples, “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
It wasn’t who the people said Jesus was that mattered in Peter’s life, it was his own belief of who Jesus was that mattered. In the same way, it is not who people say you are that is important. It is who God says you are.
While working at the Soup Kitchen, I have meet people in many different circumstances. Listening to their stories I have seen one issue that runs through each situation; no self-esteem. They feel they do not deserve a better life and accept the gloomy surroundings they are in. No matter how self-worth is destroyed, it can be restored with the proper foundation.
Not only are we to accept ourselves, we are to rejoice in who God made us to be.

Are you happy with who you are? Have you always been? What made the difference?