Remembering Who You Are in Christ

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Some days you have to step back and remind yourself that God places you in certain situations as part of his plan for your life, especially when you don’t understand what he is doing or why certain things are happening. A step further is when you are placed in situations that leave you feeling completely insecure and unsuited to do the work God has called you to do. This is when remember who you are in Christ is so very important.

Last week one morning, I woke up reminding myself of this fact. Several verses were echoing in my head and I took a few moments to open my Bible and read them again. I Corinthians 1:28-31:

For consider your calling, brothers; not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth, But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to use wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.

If you are feeling inadequate, remember that Moses stuttered.

If you are feeling insecure, remember that David was the last man picked.

If you are feeling incompetent, remember Sarah waited until age 90 to receive her promised son.

If you are feeling indistinguishable, remember the woman at the well is a legend.

If you are feeling ineffective, remember Peter went back to fishing for a time.

If you are feeling inefficient, remember Elijah was served by ravens.

If you are feeling inexpert, remember Noah only built one ark.

If you are feeling inherent, remember feeding the five thousand took  just 5 loaves and 2 fish.

If you are feeling insubstantial, remember Gideon needed a fleece.

If you are feeling invalid, remember Paul had a thorn in the flesh.

If you are feeling inexcusable, remember the price He paid for you-His love.

So this Whimsical Wednesday, I remind you, and myself, that we are special to God and he loves each and every one of us. His plan for our lives is intimate, personal, and unique. You are being chased after by the most High God. Don’t forget it.

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Bloggers, glad to have you link up again this week! Looking forward to 100% Christian encouragement.

Rachel

 


 

 

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15 Comments

  1. I needed to read this today. thank you!

  2. This is wonderful! I am new to blogging and was wondering if it is okay for me to re-post this blog with credit to you under my encouragement page at Revelationsontherun.com ?

    1. Donna, thanks so much for asking. I’m honored that you enjoyed the post. I sent an email response to you with the information about my blog policy for reposting content. If you have more questions after reading it, I’m happy to try to help. Happy blogging!

  3. Out of all the posts you have, this one is my favorite! Even though I do love all your posts! This one blessed me so much. Thank you Rachel. God bless you!

  4. This absolutely brings tears to my eyes as it reminds us who Christ really is and how much he loves us; we may never know why we have to endure some situations HE puts us in and he tells us “All things work for the good for those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose”……We are all called according to His purpose…..we just have to thank Him for everything…..no matter how difficult it is at that time in our life…..praise Him and thank him……..He is so good and merciful……Thank you Rachel for this blog…found it about two months ago when I was going through a very difficult time and your words have blessed me beyond description…you have such a profound way of expressing what you are feeling at a particular moment and it really blesses so many of your followers…..Bless you.

    1. You are an encouragement, Melanie! thanks for your sweet words. Happy Wednesday to you.

  5. Charlotte Bohr says:

    What a great and timely word this morning! Our family is moving in 3 days to a new place in a new state after 8 very hard months. I have felt all of those things listed above and wondered at times “God, why?”, but His Word is always Truth in the middle of a storm. Thank you for reminding me today that I am loved and pursued by The One True King!

    1. You are more than enough through HIm! 🙂 We are more than conquerors through Him!

  6. Rachel, this was sooooooo encouraging! Really powerful words and felt so lifted by the end of it. We always need to remember! Thank your for continuing to remind us. Your wednesday neighbour.

  7. Loved your words today! A reminder of who we are in Christ and that we are not alone in this journey is always timely. I always get chills thinking that God is relentlessly pursuing me! Amazing! Wednesday blessings, my friend!

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