We all believe things about ourselves, a set of core beliefs that are anchored in our hearts even if we aren’t conscious of it. We live our lives according to these beliefs.
Experiences have shaped who we are today, because we have believed the message of those experiences. Now whether they are good or bad, true or not, is not the point, but what does matter is that they have become our identity and has often created a false identity.
Proverbs 4:23 Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.
If your belief shapes your identity and you believe you are unwanted or unloved, you will see your life through a lens of rejection. You will see rejection because you expect it. Your expectations will produce your reality. But that is a lie.
I often say to my children, “Make sure your identity lines up with what God says is true about you, because if you don't you will create a false reality.”
Our challenge is this. We need to find out what God thinks about us. What was His plan when he made us? How does He see us? The bible says, “He loves us while we were still sinners.”
“Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.” (Galatians 4:7 NLT)
A lot of people are simply unaware of the fact that God loves and accepts them. But I truly believe that it’s only when we discover His purpose for our lives that we will be able to walk in our true identity -- children of God.