Stacy Voss

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Choosing to Accept

We’re faced with daily choices: what to wear, what to make for dinner (at least that’s what you overachievers who actually cook tell me), who to spend time with and so much more. But there’s one decision to we must make that trumps all others: choosing what to accept.

God’s word tells us who we are.

Others weigh in and give their thoughts about our identities.

And then we, too, make our judgments about ourselves. I’m pretty sure this is the category that will trip us up more than the others.

What will we choose to believe?

I want to share part of Lysa Terkeurst’s book, The Best Yes (which is an incredible read!): 

I am a child of God, therefore I don’t have to be afraid or dismayed. I know God is with me. He will strengthen me, help me, and uphold me with His hand (Isa. 41:10).

I am a child of God, therefore no weapon formed against me shall succeed. God will disprove every tongue that rises against me in judgment (Isa. 54:17 ESV).

I am a child of God, therefore God is in my midst, a mighty one who will save me; He will rejoice over me with gladness; He will quiet me with his love; He will exult over me with loud singing (Zeph. 3:17).

I am a child of God, therefore God’s word is there for me. It is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path (Ps. 119:105).

These statements are powerful, but they’ll never be unleashed or lived out in our comings and goings until we do that crazy thing called making a choice. Actually, it rarely is a one-time deal as we’re forced to make it over and over. But it’s a good thing to be forced to do, for the consequences of not choosing are much too great.

So my friend, whether you’re facing doubts, insecurities, fears or any of the other emotions that try to rule our thoughts and minds, I want to challenge you to make the choice to accept God’s truth (probably yet again) as to who you are and who He says you are.

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Then, let’s take this challenge a step further as we walk out in that truth.

Stacy Voss

Linking in with Five Minute Friday, writing prompt: accept.

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4 Comments

  1. Being known as a child of God changes everything. it takes time to “Know as we are known”.

  2. Besides the quotes from the Bible, I might add, because He loves me,
    I am:
    the apple of His eye,
    a divine creation,
    a vessel He can pass through with His love to a hurting world,
    an image barer.

    All my identity is in Him and because of Him.

    • Stacy Voss

      February 10, 2018 at 8:47 pm

      Beautifully said! My favorite might be image bearer–what an incredible concept that the Divine would allow something so fragile to bear His truth.

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