I have struggled with my issues with food for as long as I can remember. I have also in that time battled a lot of issues with insecurity and my worth. I have always struggled with seeing myself through God’s eyes. This post is going to be centered on just that, seeing ourselves through God’s eyes. I am going to go through scripture that tells us just how He sees us and all that He has promised us through Him.
“I was made to be set free, holy, new, loved, and confident. Because of this, I can’t allow myself to partake in anything that negates my true identity.” -Lysa TerKeurst, Made to Crave (P. 53)
We are set-free. We are set free from all the addictions that have taken a hold on us. We are free from the temptations and the cravings that come along with them. We find our freedom in God, and Him alone. He is our refuge, our strength, our provider and He has provided us with freedom from the temptations and addictions that have holds on us. Let go of the bonds and move toward God today.
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
~Romans 8:1-2 (NIV)
We are accepted children of God, He loves us with an unconditional love that nothing, or no one could ever love us with. He accepts us with ALL our flaws. Nothing about us could ever change the way He feels about us. He sees our struggles and He accepts us despite them. He is our biggest fan, our constant source of faith and hope that we can beat our struggles. He accepts us just the way we are. What could ever be greater than this simple, yet life changing truth? Nothing. ♥
To God’s church in Corinth, you who have been made holy because you belong to Christ Jesus. You were chosen to be God’s holy people together with all people everywhere who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ—their Lord and ours.
~1 Corinthians 1:2 (ERV)
We are made new. How amazing is it that God washes away all our past mistakes, sins, and replaces them with a new, clean, fresh start. We as believers are made new. The past is behind us forgiven by Christ, and the future waits ahead for us. We have a new beginning through Christ Jesus. He made us new creations so that we could paint the picture of Jesus on the canvas of our hearts for the world to see. We are made new so that we can fill our lives with more of Him and less of our old, past selves. We are redeemed by God.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
~2 Corinthians 5:17 (NIV)
We are confident children of God. Through Him we have a source of everlasting confidence. He gives us the strength to be confident in the decisions we make, and to turn away from the voice of doubt. We are confident that we can and will overcome our struggles with our addictions such as food, money, facebook, ect. Whatever tempts you, or steals you away from God, He has given you the confidence to trun away from them and to be bold. We CAN and we WILL make this change!
In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence.
~Ephesians 3:12 (NIV)
And finally, sisters we are victorious children of God. We can and we will experience the victory that God has promised us. Each and every one of us will reach our goals. We all can declare the victory promised to us through Christ Jesus. He has promised us that no matter what we face, or how many times we feel the temptations or surrender to the cravings, that we will each have victory at the end of our battles. It is His promise to us, and we will receive that promise as long as we believe.
So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God’s chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:
They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
We’re sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.
None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.
~Romans 8:31-39 (MSG)
(I know its long, but isn’t that version of this verse amazing? It is His promise to us, and one that we all need to be reminded of. ♥)
Dear Father, We come to you in prayer and as you to help us be reminded of all the amazing and beautiful promises that you have left us in Your written word. Help us daily to remember the love that you have for each and every one of us. Help us Lord to beat these struggles and addictions that we have. Help us to win the war and experience the victory that you have promised. Lord give us the grace and the strength to get through this. We take refuge in You and Your word. You are so faithful God, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making us new, setting us free, and making us more than conquers through You, and You alone..Remind us daily that we are OVERCOMERS! We can and we will beat this, because we were made for more!
Much love and blessings to you all!