My dog has allergies. Like the kind of allergies that make her the most high maintenance pet on the planet. But I love her, so I painstakingly read labels on pet products, and I make sure that she takes her prescription allergy medication every day.
How does she repay me? She spits it out. No matter what delicious treat I wrap that allergy tablet in, my precious dog separates the pill from the tasty stuff and drops it on the ground.
I read my Bible. I believe what it says. I devour the stories of God showing himself mighty and faithful to His people. I believe that He is who He says He is. But I have realized that I am prone to quickly reject or doubt the parts of scripture that point out exactly who God says I am.
The crazy part is, that in refusing to take these truths, I’m choosing to forego all of the benefits that they offer. Think of all the strength and peace and joy that could be mine if I allowed myself to believe I actually am the woman that God says I am!
It’s been on my heart to share what I’m learning about my true identity in Christ. I’m honestly writing my thoughts down so that I can remember to remember these truths that seem so hard for me to swallow. But my prayer is that it might help you to remember to receive the truth of who you are in God’s eyes too.
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are.1 John 3:1