Who am I?
The world would have us blame our parents (or others who have wounded us) and begin to build ourselves up with positive messages until we believe we are good enough. The problem with that approach, dear friends, is we will never be good enough in this life! Romans 3:23 says “…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”!
We can’t even trust our own modified self-image – unless it is based on the truth of Christ in us. This is so important! Knowing and believing God about who we are in Christ and how valuable we are to Him gives us our true self-image.
The most wonderful avenue to knowing who we are in Christ is reading God’s Word and taking it into our hearts and minds. God’s love, grace, mercy, and care for us are evident in the scriptures. Our true value is found in His Word.
Early in our marriage, my husband told me that he could not be “everything” for me. I made the incorrect assumption that we would be all each other would ever need. I was certain we would love, support, encourage, listen, and fill each other up when we were low. I was crushed that my husband didn’t want to be everything to me the way I wanted to be everything to him!
I praise God now for giving me a wise mate. I was looking for my security and self-image in my husband and the only safe place to look is to God Himself. My husband knew that he and I would both be empty soon if we only had each other for everything. He knew we needed to seek God and to fellowship with other believers. Praise God that because He created us, He can be everything for us according to our specific needs!
(Excerpts from Chapter Three of Your Desire Shall be for Your Husband – all rights reserved by author)