You are a Masterpiece.
For we are God's masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10.
Whenever you're feeling low, not enough, or like you just have all kinds of outside factors trying to determine for you who you are and who's you are. I want you to remember Ephesians 2:10 - We are God's masterpiece. He has created us a new in Christ Jesus so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
God has a plan for you. Every single one of us are put here on this earth for a reason. And it's our job to figure out what that reason is. It's our job to live out the purpose. He's given us all strengths, skills, abilities and characteristics to help each other live our best lives. These things show up as things that "just come naturally to us" and "things you just love doing." The tasks that "just feel right" and things you can spend HOURS doing and never tire doing them.Those are the ways we can add value to this world, because that's why we are here.
Have you ever noticed the things we ruminate on the most are the negative things in our life? When we have something go super well, we don't dwell on it or hang on to it long, b/c it's just a good thing. A happy moment, but when it's a bad thing- someone calls us out on something, disagrees with us or is trying to tell us that what we are doing in life isn't important.. that stings and we clutch it like truth....
What if instead we focused on the STRENGTHS - we let go of the negative nancies that are not going where we are going and took advice from and put stock into those that value who we are.
Is what you are doing honoring the plan God has for you? Are you utilizing the strengths he's placed in you? Are you living out your truth?
We are always enough for God. You are God's masterpiece, and he's created us and you in Christ Jesus. When I read Genesis and the story of how God breathe life into man and create him into out of dust and shaped into the likeness of God, I'm reminded that the people around me do not determine my value. The people around me have their own opinions there, which they're totally entitled to. The people around me have their own purpose in life, and what's for us will not pass us. What we're created for is not what they're created for. We just have to remember this quote from the book Limitless by Laura Otting, she says "Do not give a vote to the people who shouldn't have a voice in your world." Remembering those opinions really don't matter.
How can you make these mindset shifts?
1. Focus on what brings you joy.
2. Practice Positive Affirmations and build your belief I
3. Determine who is in your inner circle, (Vote, Voice, Place) 4. Surround yourself with people going your direction
5. Do more of what you love.
I hope you find your value today and starting living out your purpose to honor your God, yourself and everyone that interacts with you. Have a blessed day!