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How you view you makes a big difference in the choices you make. The Old Testament story of Esther reminds us of this.
Esther was part of the remnant of Jews left in Persia from the time of the Babylonian Captivity. She lost her family and was raised by an older cousin named Mordecai. Esther could have allowed her disadvantages and difficulties to spiritually, mentally and emotionally cripple her and disqualify her from the possibility of being queen.
She didn’t do this. She refused to get caught in the terrible trap of stinking thinking about herself. Esther was able to respond well along the way because she was secure. She was not searching for security or identity, she was secure in who God created her to be.
There’s a powerful principle for us in this. Look at what the psalm writer said in Psalm 139:14 (NIV) “I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” David rejoiced in who God made him to be. He recognized his uniqueness, and notwithstanding his failures, weaknesses and needed areas of growth, he believed God had a special plan for his life. He was secure in his identity.
God wants you to be secure in who He created you to be. He wants you to know that you are loved by Him and, because of what Jesus Christ has done for you, and your faith in Him, you are secure in Him.
There is something lovely, attractive, and rich with possibilities and potential about your life. Believe that God has placed beauty in you! He sees beauty in you! Get God’s view of you. It will change the way you live!