Who are you are in the sight of others? How do they see you? Who are you in your own sight? How do you see yourself? Most importantly, who are you in God’s sight? How does He see you?
So often, we place a great deal of our time and focus on how others see us. We strive to measure up to some undefined standard so that when they look at us, they like what they see, and think we have it all together. This can be wearying, and greatly discouraging when someone says or does something that lets us know we’ve failed in our objective. Other times, we focus on what we see when we look at ourselves. Often, this entails feelings of guilt, shame, or condemnation as we think about our flaws, failures, and all of the mistakes that we make. It’s time we start to place our focus on something else, instead – how our Heavenly Father sees us, and who we are in eyes!
How does God see you? He answers this question clearly for us in Colossians 1:22, which states that through Christ, He has reconciled us to present us in His sight as holy, without blemish, and free from accusation. To Him, we are holy – His righteous, set apart, specially chosen sons and daughters. When He looks at us, He doesn’t see our faults and failings as we do, and as others around us often may. He sees us as totally without spot or blemish! The accusations that others make against us, or that we make against ourselves, aren’t a part of how He views us. He sees us as free from accusation! If this is how God sees you, why live a life filled with condemnation and regrets?!?!
Stop focusing on how others see you. Turn from your view of yourself. Begin to see yourself as your Heavenly Father sees you according to His Word, and live an overcoming life, filled with the victory He has made available to you through His Son’s death on the cross!
My name is Emily Hockenhull. I started Called and Created as a way to share the good news of the gospel of God's grace with others. Come join me on the journey!