God sees us with the eyes of a Father. He sees our defects, errors and blemishes. But he also sees our value”. Max Lucado
In your eyes
When you look in the mirror, how do you see your self? Do you only see all the mistakes that you made? All the wrong paths that you have taken? Do you only see what you think is wrong with you?
What words do you use to describe the person that you see in the mirror? Do you use positive adjectives, or do you use negative ones? Do you see ugly, fat, slim, useless, battered, abused?. Do you believe that you are incapable, lost, discouraged?
Are you feeling helpless, pitiful and out of control? Are you surrounded by the disappointments of life and feel like all hope is lost? Sometimes when we look at ourselves and our circumstances through our natural eyes, it can lead to despair.
Through his eyes
But what does God see when he looks at us? He sees his dearly loved children whom he made provisions for, to be made sons in him, before the creation of the world. He sees us as his beloved. He sees us through loving eyes, so much so that he gave his only Son to die on the cross for our sins long before we were born.
He wanted to give us a way back to him.Who among us would give up their child for anyone else? He came to this earth and suffered because he loves us. This unconditional love absolutely elevates me. It frees me. James, give us a hint at this, “He chose to give birth to us by giving us the true word. And we, out of all creation, became his prized possession”. James 1:18 NLT
He sees you as he made you to be. He is not looking at you with all of your faults, but instead, how he created you before you were in your mother’s womb.
What we are
We become new creatures when we are his. All of our past mistakes and errors do not matter. We are no longer held hostage by things we might have done or not done, because we have repented of our sins and placed them at Jesus’ feet. We have a new mind, the mind of Christ, therefore, we are able to think in new ways. What affected us in the past should no longer affect us the same way.
John 1:12 -13 tells us, “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. They are-reborn- not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan but a birth that comes from God.
You can now look at your limitations through the lens of Christ forgiveness. You no longer need to look down at yourself and condemn yourself, you can hold your head high and celebrate who you are. You no longer allow the chains of your mind to bind you up, to tie you up in knots. You float freely and without the burdens of your past because of how he sees you.
And when we become his, he tells us that we are “… are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9. Infinitely special and valued by our creator is what we are. We are his and we are created on purpose, to fulfill a greater purpose by him.
What we become
He makes us into overcomers. We are able to have dominion over circumstances that previously dominated us. We have been strengthen to rise above our situations. Our victory is in Christ, in him we overcome, because he has already overcome the world. He secured the victory for us, when he willingly died on the cross for our sins.
Do you believe?
Do you believe what he says about you? Can you accept how God sees you? You are not the mistakes you have made. You are not the sum total of all that has happened in your past. As of the moment we repent and accept him in our hearts, we become his children, no longer condemned.
It is up to us to accept how he sees us. It changes our perspective on life, because we no longer feel the desire to please man but instead please God. What man thinks of us, negative or positive is not the basis for how we do life when we give our lives to God.
How do I accept how God sees me?
- Pray about it and ask God to help you to do this.
- Keep scriptures on hand to remind you of how God sees you.
- Meditate on the scriptures you have chosen.
- Read inspiring literature that will keep your focus on who you are in Christ.
- Listen to uplifting music.One of my current favorites is by United Pursuit .
- Listen to podcasts that feed your spiritual needs.