Your smart”, You’re a failure”, “You’re a nice person”, “Go away you give me a headache”, “Your fat”, “Your cute”, “Your such a wuzz” “You do such a good job” And the list goes on and on and on…
Every one of us has labels placed on us. Labels that often times will do harm if not removed right away. Did they mean the label when it was put there? Some I would say did. Did our parents when they placed the labels mean them? Did the teacher, co-worker, neighbor, brothers and sisters, pastor, doctor, friends, boy friend, girl friend, school mates, anyone else, our selves? Pastors? God? Well it is so very hard to say if they meant them. I grew up with lots of labels. Some not good, some good and some well it was hard to tell. I have come to see that the labels that only matter in this life are the labels given by God.
Today, the only label I want are the ones that my Father gives me. Do you know that God gives us labels as well? God is in the restoring business. He calls us His beloved, the apple of His eye, I am loved, an I am a daughter or son of the King. I am a princess or prince, and a daughter or son to the King(and for the record God does not have any step children or adopted children we are His legit child).
Here is a list of how God sees you. Find out more of how He sees you by seeking Him.
1. I am the apple of His eye (De. 32.10)
2. I am God’s child (John 1:12)
3. I am God’s workmanship (some translations use God’s masterpiece) (Eph. 2:10)
4. I have been chosen and appointed by God (John 15:16)
5. I am complete (Col. 2:10)
6. I am free from condemnation (Romans 8:1-2)
7. I am a overcomer (1 John. 5:4-5)
There are many more. I challenge you to look at specific ways God shows you His labels. I am forgiven is the biggest. He knew me before I was born. He loves me. I am being sung over with a love song.
I encourage you today to drop the labels that man has given and go for the freeing labels of God.
Be encouraged to-day. Drop the chains of others and go to God for your label.