GOD DOES NOT SEE YOU THE WAY THE WORLD DOES:
WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES:
GOD DOES NOT SEE YOU THE WAY THE WORLD DOES because you are of great value in his sight, he knows your inner-most needs at all times. If your struggle is hate, doubt, sin, insecurity; whatever you hold in your spirit, know this one thing, only God can see the real you. Often in our spirits we are unfulfilled, driven, our lives controlled and dominated by others or things. “For you formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb; I will praise you, for I am wonderfully made, marvelous are your works and that my soul knows very well” (Psalm 139:13-14; NKJV).
How often do you find yourself in a position that causes you to feel and act like the person you aren’t, you become crowd pleasers; think about that, remember your goal and be reminded that GOD DOES NOT SEE YOU THE WAY THE WORLD DOES. It’s perfectly clear that who you are and what you’ve become is how God has designed you, you are his possession and he takes great pride in his children. Scripture puts it this way, “He that is joined to the Lord is one spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:17 NKJV); therefore, with humbleness of attitude strive to be Christ like not void of understanding. We are encouraged to have the same mind toward one another by sharing love and being committed to the cause of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “…let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race set before us…(Hebrews 12:1).
You were designed with a purpose in the mind of God, in his image. As you go forth always remember that GOD DOES NOT SEE YOU THE WAY THE WORLD DOES. His spirit enlarges you with hope, strength, grace and ability to accomplish what has been set forth. Jesus has made the sacrifice for each of us; that in itself is joy unspeakable.
For the scripture says, “If we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more…” (Romans 6:8-9). You must continue to strive to reach that point where at some moment in time, you’ll share the eternal promise.