Loved: the definition of Your Life
‘Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God’ (Psalm 43:5).
You do not have to listen to the voice of the accuser that may come through your spouse, your children, your parents, or your best friends. In fact, they may call you everything else. They may even define you by your weaknesses, flaws, and failures, but remember, you are not defined by the areas with which you struggle. You are defined as one who loves God and one whom God loves. That is the essential definition of your life.
This powerful definition will bring forth lasting repentance that grows stronger and mightier in the inner man.
You could lose your health and ministry, have relationships broken, and be overwhelmed and assaulted by spiritual attack, but if you truly know you are loved, and if you seek to be a lover, you will be successful in the sight of God. The knowledge of who He is and the knowledge of who we are in Him bring lasting renewal to our own spirits, affecting every person we encounter.
Father, I know that the people around me often define me by my weaknesses, but You define me by Your strength and love for me.