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Losing the Labels

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Labels are all around us. Walk into any grocery store and you’ll see labels. Labels define what’s on the inside of the package, the container or the can. When you open the product, you expect to find consistency with the label.

We all live with personal labels. While these labels can be accurate, they can also be inaccurate. Often people place labels on themselves that are inconsistent with who and what they really are. We may over-estimate who and what we are, or perhaps under-estimate our identity, skills, and character. Either way, it’s not good.

We need an honest assessment of who and what we are to live well, to grow and to be the person God created us to be. And the only “person” who can truly label us is God because He knows us thoroughly.

The psalm-writer David understood this. Look at his words:

Psalm 139:1-4 (GW) “O Lord, you have examined me, and you know me. You alone know when I sit down and when I get up. You read my thoughts from far away. You watch me when I travel and when I rest. You are familiar with all my ways. Even before there is a single word on my tongue, you know all about it, Lord.”

Psalms 51:4 (NCV) “…You are right when you speak and fair when you judge.”

David understood that no one knew him like God — the good, the bad and the ugly! The only label that mattered to David was God’s label on his life!

Our lives get better when we seek to know how God labels us. When God labels us it is true, right, and good for us. It helps us grow, develop, and find security. Don’t build your life around false labels. Let God label you!

Pastor Dale