“And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him, and said to him, “The Lord is with you, you mighty man of valor!” Judges 6:12, NKJV
How do you see yourself? If we’re honest, many of us see things about ourselves that are contrary to how God sees us. There is a tendency in people to see and dwell on the things that we feel aren’t quite right…such as, “My hair isn’t long enough!” “I’m too big.” “I’m too tall.” Or, “I’m not smart enough.” The list could go on and on. The point is, we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalms 139:14). That isn’t to say that there aren’t some things that we need to do to make positive, healthy changes in our lives, but we shouldn’t get so focused on the negatives that we barely see the good attributes about ourselves.
In the passage above, Gideon was called a “mighty man of valor”. When he was called that Gideon was in hiding from the Midianites. He couldn’t fathom being called mighty (Judges 6). He may not have seen himself as a mighty warrior, but God did!
So likewise, God knows what He has placed in all of us and He gets glory and honor when we see and acknowledge ourselves as He sees us. Take a moment and think about the negative things that you may think about yourself. Find scriptures that combat those thoughts and speak them over yourself. If there are areas that you know need a little “tweaking”, pray and ask God to help you change those habits. God will help you to make choices that work for you and not against you.
Prayer: Father, first and foremost, thank you for your unconditional love for me. I ask that you help me to see myself the way that you see me. You see me victorious, you see me as a conqueror, and you see me as the apple of your eye. Thank you for the promises in your word, I receive them. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.
(Read 2 Corinthians 10:5)