I am. . . .
- A wife
- A mom
- A friend
- A daughter
- A sister
- A teacher
How about you?
Yes, we are who we can list about ourselves in relationship to those around us, however, we are so much more! I have recently been challenged to begin seeing myself first and foremost through the eyes of Christ, allowing the words He speaks over me to penetrate my heart and begin to change my interactions and responses to the outside world in ways that are consistent with who He says I am. I have (and will) fail as a wife. I have (and will) fail as a mom. I have (and will) fail as a friend. I have (and will) fail as a daughter. I have (and will) fail as a sister. I have (and will fail as a teacher). But God never fails. His words remain true and never change, regardless of our failures. He loves us and speaks words of affirmation over us throughout His love letter to us. In this series, I will be sharing scripture verses that speak life into us, one verse at a time.
To help you keep track of these identity truths and recall them quickly, I have created a free ‘I am’ bookmark printable. Simply print it out on card stock, cut out the bookmarks and paste them back to back. Each time you discover something else in scripture that speaks life into who you are in Christ Jesus, add it to your bookmark. May this be a reminder of who you are, dear sister.
So, let’s start with the memory verse I’ve been working on with my girls:
Ephesians 2:10 says “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” (NLT)
Truth: I am His masterpiece.
Here is a quick list of famous artists and a masterpiece they are known for:
Michelangelo: Sistine Chapel Ceiling
Da Vinci: Mona Lisa
Monet: Starry Night
Cezanne: Vue sur L’Estaque et Le Château d’If
When He looks upon us, He sees us as His masterpiece. I don’t know about you, but most days, I see myself as a train wreck– lacking here, failing there, and wondering if anyone else feels so inadequate to answer to life’s demands in all of the roles she fills.
Yet, God says I am not a disaster, rather I am His masterpiece. Let that sink in! At the end of the day, when we have done all we can do and still feel as though we came up short, we can rest in knowing that our Creator sees us as much, much more: A masterpiece; His masterpiece.