It’s a Matter of Perspective

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Discovering your identity through God is important because this light of truth will uncover the lies the enemy has been feeding you. “Yet to all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12 NIV). Satan hates this and will try anything to keep you from knowing who God created you to be. 

You were created for royalty, to reign with King Jesus forever. As a child of God, you’re given power through the Holy Spirit to proclaim, “On earth as it is in heaven” (Matthew 6:10). 

You’re treasured, valued, and loved more than you’ll ever know.

However, the world tells us to find our identity by looking in a one-way mirror. You only see the reflection of who you are right now. When you look at your reflection, you also see what’s behind you, your past, and things you aren’t proud of. You can get a new haircut or slap some makeup on, but there’s no way to really change yourself by looking in this mirror because what you see is what you get. 

On the flip side, Christ wants us to have a heavenly perspective—one that clings to hope because it sees a future. Instead of a mirror, this perspective is like a window. You can see a whole horizon full of potential. You may not be there yet, but because you can see it, you can achieve it. With this perspective, your old ways don’t define who you are, and you aren’t limited to who you can become. You’re not compelled to be content with your present self but will continually develop into the individual God created you to be. 

{Excerpt from Trailblazing Your Teen Years: Successful Habits to LAUNCH out of the norms, LEAD ahead of the pack, and LAND into your destiny}

Author: Noah Halloran

Author of Trailblazing Your Teen Years: Successful Habits to LAUNCH out of the norms, LEAD ahead of the pack, and LAND into your destiny

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