“In my Father’s house, there’s a place for me. I’m a child of God, yes, I am.” – Hillsong Worship
I am who I am. An exceptional worship song has been enclosed in my heart for quite some time now. I see people around the world haunted by their flaws and insecurities. The burden of carrying the weight of dreaming for a different life is evident in their faces. So many individuals long to see different versions of themselves. Just like an envious friend wondering why he doesn’t have as much as his neighbor has, the thirst of greed and the mark of discontent hovering above his heart triumph over everything else good in his life.
Despite this, some can see beyond the wickedness of what evil brings to man’s spirit. All that has been lost and all that has never been ours are key determinants of our own identities. I am ever thankful to the Lord that I am one of those fortunate individuals to embrace myself as who I am.
In the eyes of God, I am flawless. He made me this way.
Seeing flaws in ways that lead to insecurities is like seeing the world through the eyes of evil. You may not know that it is there, but you will feel its presence. Everything you do in life, you do for yourself and yourself alone (a strong sense of selfishness).
You desire and do not have; so you kill. And you covet and cannot obtain; so you fight and wage war. You do not have, because you do not ask. 3 You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. – James 4:2-3
It may take some time, but eventually, you’ll be able to see others the way you see yourself. We’re all going through tough times in our lives. It is the aspiration of each of us to achieve success, contempt, joy, and harmony with the rest of creation. Just remember: I know I have a place in my Father’s kingdom, He made me this way, and I shall embrace me this way. I am who I am. What more can I ask for than the role given to me by our God in this world!
by Cheryl Hawkins