During my lesson for the morning session in Padre I spoke on “Our Identity In Christ”, I shared a personal story about how lately I’ve focused on the times in my life where I let God down or disappointed Him. I told of how I’ve been reflecting on the past and how unworthy I’ve felt. The day before I presented my message I was sitting at the desk in the hotel and thinking, “God I can spend forever talking about all the bad things I’ve done, but Lord…when have I ever made you proud”.
I thought about those of us, specifically guys, who grew up without a father and never heard their dad say, “I’m proud of you”. There’s nothing like a son hearing those 4 words from his Father! So I asked, “God do I make you proud”. I honestly couldn’t think of a time where I could boldly say I know God is proud me. Reason being, I allowed my identity to be in what I did for God or lack thereof vs what God wanted to do for me and what he did for me.
As I sat with this question, tears filled my eyes, I started to feel a sense of peace and God tell me “son, I’ve been proud of you since the day I formed you in your mothers womb…since the day I desired to have a relationship with you so much and loved you so dearly that I sent my son JUST so I could spend eternity with you… Son there’s nothing YOU can do to make me proud, I’m already proud of you!”
The moment the enemy, circumstances, experiences, and influences can get you to take your focus off of who’s you are is the moment you lose sight on who you are. God is proud of you even in the storm, even during your struggles, even when you don’t seek Him first. Nothing in all of creation can separate us from his love(Romans 8:38).
Child of the Most High, God is proud of you!
#Chosen #Holy #DearlyLoved #IMIZZI