Ephesians 1:3-4 (AMP) 3 May blessing (praise, laudation, and eulogy) be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) Who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual (given by the Holy Spirit) blessing in the heavenly realm! 4 Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy (consecrated and set apart for Him) and blameless in His sight, even above reproach, before Him in love.
Sometimes we can lose our identity when we have so much going on around us. We need to remember who we are and who we are in Christ. We feel so much pressure from people around us we try to please people then we eventually lose ourselves because we are trying to be the person that everyone else wants us to be. God will not help us be anyone but the person he created.
God wants us to prosper and be the person He created. We cannot be fully prosperous until we are fulfilling the purpose that God has put us on this planet for. God purposely chose us – he chose who we are and what He wants us to do in this life.
Ephesians 1:7 (AMP) 7 In Him we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission (forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses), in accordance with the riches and the generosity of His gracious favor,
God is not disappointed with our mistakes – God knew we would make them before we did. God loves us, mistakes and all. Rather than being ashamed or embarrassed by our mistakes we can actually use our mistakes as a testimony. When we make mistakes and do not appear perfect – it makes us appear human. Other people can relate to someone who can admit their imperfections. Don’t let your mistakes keep you from progressing forward with the purpose God has laid out in front of you.
God can do great things with us when we know our own weaknesses. God wants to help us through them. There is no need to hide your weaknesses. We may be able to hide them from others, and sometimes we even hid them from ourselves, but we cannot hide them from God. Our identity is not who we are through our weaknesses or strengths but our identity is who we are in Christ.
Ephesians 1:11 (AMP) 11 In Him we also were made [God’s] heritage (portion) and we obtained an inheritance; for we had been foreordained (chosen and appointed beforehand) in accordance with His purpose, Who works out everything in agreement with the counsel and design of His [own] will,
If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:
Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen