When you become a Christian you become a son or a daughter of God. Whatever labels you put on yourself or others have put on you over the years are gone. You are no longer are identified as lost or broken. Labels like loser, worthless, not good enough, stupid, ugly, low achiever do not tell who you are. You are now a son or daughter of God. Claim your identity. You are beautiful, loved, blessed, redeemed, purposeful, and joyful. You are, according to God’s word, a victor, an heir, a minister, a saint, a friend, a believer. Your past is no longer your story. Your mess-ups have been forgiven and forgotten. Your insecurities and weaknesses will not define your life. You know who you are. You are now living in God’s new story, not your old story. You are free, no more fake smiles, no more make-believe happiness, no more hiding the truth, no more past hurts or sins defining your life. No more negative voices telling you who you are. There is one voice that speaks for all of heaven and earth, and it is a forever voice. It is the voice of God. He says, “You are my son or daughter. You are beautiful, amazing, and magnificent.” God says, “I take great delight in you.” God didn’t mess up when He made you. You are custom-made by the hands of God, even before you took up space in your mother’s womb. Today remember who you are – a beautiful child of God.
– Dr. Tim Thompson