Oh heavenly Father, today I am processing a devotion on identity...how I view myself and how that gives way to sin. God I know I need help here. I view myself as overweight, lacking in self-worth and a failure at times and yet others I view myself with excessive self worth...it makes no sense. Why can't I just see myself as you see me...perfect, wonderful, beautiful...exactly as you made me. When I view myself in a negative light then I end up giving way to sinful behaviour.... glutteny, over eating especially poor food choices. I gossip, I focus on the negatives in others, I put undo attention on myself. So many things, so many bad choices.
God, please help me to identify myself in you. Help me to see myself as you see me. Help me to ward off the negative self talk, the words of the enemy creeping in and making me doubt everything about me. With confidence given by you, not by me, I can do many great things in you. I can be a good servant and witness.
Thank you so much for the person you have made me. Thank you for the strength you have given me to get healthy, to eat better, to exercise more, to lose the weight that has pulled me down for years. Please continue to bless me in this way. Thank you for the gifts of words that I have been blessed with and have shared so freely with others, I know you are using me to help others refocus when grief has torn them down. And thank you God for my life, for saving me!
I love you Lord Jesus, with all my heart and wish only to be the best servant I can be.