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Annointed Beauty Daily Devotions Ministry

Our meditation today stems from an observation of those I have counseled and mentored. When asked: “Who are you?”, many find the question daunting and sometimes intimidating. They pull away or sometimes begin listing hundreds of negatives. After some careful probing, I realize that they have been fed these negative ideas from their childhood. Because of this, they only see themselves through the eyes of those who fed them these negatives. Unfortunately, many of those who have been scarred, never seek counsel or healing. They internalize these thoughts and have built their identity on this shaky foundation.

As children of God, we are not to define ourselves on the opinions of others. God has repeatedly told us how precious we are in His sight. In Genesis 1:27-31 we read:

27 So God created man in his own image,
in the image of God he created him;
male and female he created them.

28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”

29 Then God said, “I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground—everything that has the breath of life in it—I give every green plant for food.” And it was so.

31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the sixth day.

Look carefully at verse 31. God saw ALL that he had made, and it was very good.

Have you been told that you are a mistake? worthless? Genesis 1:31 reminds you that God looked at ALL his creations and saw that it was GOOD.

Have you been told that you are a failure and will never amount to anything? In Jeremiah 29:11 it states:

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Have you been told that you are ordinary? nothing special? 1 Peter 2:9 says:

But you 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.

Scripture is the best way to rebuke the enemy and all negative feedback received. Remember that you are a child of the King made in the image of GOD. This alone should have you walking around with your head lifted high and filled with esteem. Don’t define yourself based on the ideologies of man. Remember, man looks at the outward appearance, but GOD LOOKS AT THE HEART!


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