“They will say of Me, ‘Only in the Lord are righteousness and strength’” (Isaiah 45:24).

Too often we allow the estimation of others to fashion the idea of who we are. The words, actions, and attitudes of well-intended parents, friends, and all others with whom we interact can easily become the mirror through which we see ourselves. We can become so overly attached to this self-perception of who we are that even God’s Spirit has difficulty convincing us who we actually are. The challenge to be embraced is that of placing greater value on God’s judgment of who you are than the opinions of what others think you are.

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