You Say

What do you say when someone asks who you are? Things that pop into my head when that question is asked, are, “I’m a mom. I’m a wife. I’m a former elementary school teacher, aunt, sister, writer, friend, daughter-in-law, cousin…”

 

Each of us could produce a list of labels proclaiming who we are. On a deeper level, do you know who you are? If you’re a Christian, you can say you are the Lord’s precious child. He gives His people many special names in the Bible.

 

Sometimes the Evil One whispers lies to us with names he wants us to believe about ourselves. He constantly tries to tell us we are worthless and inadequate. When that happens, capture the thoughts and think about what the LORD God says.

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Here’s what God says:

 

I am adequate.

“Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.” 2 Corinthians 3:5 NIV

 

I am protected.  

“He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. Psalm 91:4 NIV

 

I am loved.

“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love.” John 15:9 NIV

 

I am strong.

“The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in time of trouble.” Psalm 37:39 NIV

 

I belong to God.

“The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” Romans 8:16 NIV

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I have worth.

“Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings.” Psalm 17:8 NIV

 

I am God’s child.

“Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.” John 1:12 NIV

 

I believe I’m loved.

“The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying, ‘“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”’ Jeremiah 31:3 NIV

 

These comforting passages in the Bible remind us of our identity in Christ. A song which beautifully portrays this is, “You Say,” by Lauren Daigle. Press on the link and enjoy it. Remember who you are!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIaT8Jl2zpI

 

*This post was inspired by the Five Minute Friday word prompt, WHO. You can visit the site to see what other people posted here:

http://fiveminutefriday.com/2018/10/18/fmf-link-up-who-day-19/

About Myrna Folkert

Myrna is an author who desires to use her gifts to glorify God. She's created this blog to tell stories of her childhood, musings about life, motherless daughters, grief and loss, faith in God, her family history, and facts about the Long QT syndrome. She also has a hearing condition called Tinnitus. Doing interviews with motherless daughters like herself are of great interest. Join in discussions by following this blog and commenting. She would love to hear your stories about life. Myrna is a Christ follower, wife, mother, sister, friend, aunt, and cousin. She was an elementary school teacher for 27 years; now works in her church, and a few other volunteer activities such as Hospice doing "Life Reviews" and Vigils. Myrna loves to read, write, listen to music, go to concerts, and take pictures. Her favorite pastime is boating with her husband near the beautiful shores of West Michigan.
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12 Responses to You Say

  1. Carol Vander Poppen says:

    So true! Thanks for writing that. Is that you jumping off the boat? ☺️

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  2. Duane Joostberns says:

    Thanks for the reminder, Myrna!! DJ

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  3. ellagetz says:

    Lovely truths! Thanks Myrna
    The picture of the girls brings such joy to me -freedom in the Lord 😎

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  4. Jan says:

    Such beautiful reminders while the world is screaming at us that we are “enough,” and to be “enough “ we must buy this or be that. God’s Word brings light and freedom. Thanks Myrna!

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    • So true Jan! The world does scream at us to “buy this or be that!” We know who we are in Christ and He loves us and gives His Holy Spirit to strengthen us! The light of LIFE!
      I LOVE hearing from you dear Jan!

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  5. K Ann Guinn says:

    I love it! I love your beautiful photos and words of truth. Visiting you back from FMF. 🙂

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    • Thank you K Ann! I love taking pictures and writing about the words of TRUTH the Lord gives us! Isn’t FMF (Five Minute Friday word prompts-for those not familiar with it) fun? It’s a motivator to write, and we also meet so many people!~

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  6. Kelly Tanis says:

    So important to fight those lies with the truth! If the God of the universe says all this about us, then I reckon it would be wise to agree! 🙂

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