God Doesn’t See Us Negatively - Why Should We?
Why is it easier to make a list of times we’ve failed? It seems almost comfortable to find the negative in our lives, pointing out our many flaws and imperfections.
Where did we get the idea that if we downplay our abilities we will be more accepted? Everyone has weaknesses, but for some reason we think we have to shine a spotlight on them.
To say that we’ve done something well means we’re bragging.
To accept compliments graciously means we’re prideful.
To courageously show what we’re capable of means we’re self-absorbed.
God never thinks about us negatively, the way we often think of ourselves. We give God human characteristics, which is a dangerous thing to do. While other people may think of us in negative terms, God never thinks about His children that way.
Here are just a few Scriptures to learn from and meditate on. What other verses would you add?
And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. Ephesians 4:24
Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day; we are not of the night, nor of darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:5
Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus. Hebrews 3:1
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefined, and that fade the not away, reserved in heaven for you. 1 Peter 1:3-4
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive our sins, and to cleanse us from alll unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ live the in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doe the: but I have callled you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you. John 15:15