Have you felt it? I know you have. We all have. That longing, deep within the core of our heart. You know the questions. Do I belong? Am I loved unconditionally? Will people accept me for who I am? Will they choose me?
Ever since we were children, our hearts have longed to belong. We have always wanted to be wanted by others, and we have all experienced rejection. We’ve been chosen and not chosen. Loved and not loved. Accepted and rejected.
We look for acceptance in so many places. We seek our worth from so many things. Parents, friends, careers, money, fill in the blank. And still we long. The whole course of our life is a search for being chosen, loved, and accepted. This is the longing.
All this reminds me of lyrics from the song “Looking For Love in All the Wrong Places”; “I was lookin’ for love in all the wrong places, Lookin’ for love in too many faces, Searchin’ their eyes, lookin’ for traces, of what I’m dreamin’ of.”
But what if…? What if we are asking the wrong question. What if instead of asking “Who am I?” we should ask “Whose am I”?
Blaise Pascal put it like this, “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator made known through Jesus.”
In what ways have you put your identity or worth in things other than who God says you are? Do you know who God says you are?
You see, God has a longing too. He longs to connect His heart with your heart. The Bible presents a clear life-transforming message that you have been chosen to know God through His Son, Jesus Christ. You are chosen!
The words God, the Father, spoke about Jesus’ at the beginning of His ministry (Matthew 3:17) and again at the end (Matthew 17:5) are as real and alive today as they were then. If you have accepted Jesus as the forgiver of your sins and the leader of your life, then you belong to Him, and these words are for you. They are the words that every son and daughter long to hear. The words that answer all the unanswered questions in our lives.
People have been telling you who you are and what you should be for years, but what really matters most in this life is who God says you are. Hear the Father’s voice say to you. “You are my son, You are my daughter, whom I love. With you, yes you, I am well pleased. You give me great pleasure.”
Jesus came, died, and rose again to make that relationship possible. Once you discover the power of living as a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ your life will never be the same. His unconditional love sets us free to be who he created us to be.
Because of His sacrifice, we can truly know whose we are and enjoy an intimate relationship with Him.
If you haven’t yet asked Jesus to be the forgiver of your sins and be the leader of your life, I can’t think of a better time to do so than now. Visit here for more details on how to you can take this important step in your life.
Knowing whose you are, changes everything. You can only find your true worth in Him alone. In Christ, you see yourself as God sees you. Chosen. Loved. Accepted. Forgiven. Whole. Holy.
If you have any questions about asking Jesus into your life or if you made the decision to do so, please let me know in the comments or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org