I love a verse from a song that says, “I am chosen not forsaken, I am who you say I am” I’m sure you’ve heard it, it’s been on my mind all day. After listening to that song, I heard Priscilla Shirer say, “Only the creator can define the creation.” That’s deep right? I thought so. That tells me that, I can not say who I am or what I am and it be correct in my words or thinking. I’d be wrong, I’d be lying about myself. Most definitely that is what we do, lie about who we are, without even knowing we are lying. We’ve taken our attitudes, degrees, athleticism, titles, disabilities and all the things that we think make us who we are and given ourselves these definitions of us. God created us, therefore he defines us. When we finally grasp this concept, we can then be free to release all the expectations, the lies, the unknowns from our shoulders.
I know when I realized this I had to share it with my daughters. The enemy has no respecter of persons, he starts as soon as he can to get you to define who you are by “all the things.” He wants us to compare, give titles to our status, make us feel that the only way we are who we are is because of what we have or who someone else says we are. You could be a great singer, dancer, academic student or even a mother, these are only titles that don’t define what God has made us to be. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
Only the Creator can define the creation. If you’ve ever played with molding clay with your kids, you know you can make some really cool things. Especially with the right tools. Sometimes your kid may make an animal that to them looks like a lion. But when asked, you guess an airplane. I’m guilty of it. How upset do they get when you assume that what they created is something other than that! Think of it from God, that we are defining and arguing with him and telling him that he is wrong about us. We are mere fools when it comes to thinking that we have the say on what he has molded us to be. His image, His identity, His nature, His plan, His children. One way to build confident daughters is to remind them of who they are so that their expectations only come from the One who created them. This builds confidence in themselves, trust in God, faith in who He is and an understanding of others. Don’t we want this for our girls? We want them to know, they are chosen, not forsaken, because they are who He says they are, created, by God.
John 1:12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God.
For His Glory,