Last month I got a chance to speak about Purity and Identity to our student leaders and while i have posted on how I came about the message which can be found on this link, I actually forgot to post the message of which I have promised on my blog. Last week one bold student reminded me of my promise and I’m really grateful she did- thank you Eunice Capili.
One of the biggest challenge for a woman for all ages is finding her true identity. Its as if the moment we are born to this world, we also are thrown on a quest to find out: Am I beautiful? Am I loved? Will People accept me for who I am? and the quest continues until the day we close our eyes.
But an ever greater struggle is knowing the Truth about who we are and not having the capacity to believe or utterly rejecting it because “its too good to be true” or “its too impossible to attain or live out”.
Such goes on the dilemma of knowing the absolute truth about us and not fully understanding the depth of Who said it about us:
“But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light. Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God’s people.” Peter 2:9-10
CHOSEN. ROYAL. HOLY – They all sound so sacred, beautiful and pure that when we looked at who we are, we would never associate it with any of those words. That’s why I’m so much more in awe that God was the one giving it, letting us know: “Hey beautiful, this is who you are!”
Purity is not a shackle of do’s and don’ts we put on. Purity is our God-given identity to live out.
CHOSEN ROYAL HOLY that’s you and me!
We do not earn nor deserve it. Our only contribution to it is to believe and live it out. Can you see God’s kindness and love in all of this?
God has given us an identity. He made sure we wont forget and has written everything about it in His word. He sealed everything and put the stamp of Jesus blood. Did you received this message about you?
I love this Dove beauty portraying us at our finest in forgetting who we are: When did you stop thinking you are beautiful?
When did you stop believing you are pure?
To be continued….