Every day people are called or described by what they have been through. The bible talks of the woman with the issue of blood, we do not know her name. The deaf man, the blind man, the boy who gave his lunch of 5 loaves and 3 fishes and the woman at the well, to name a few.
People go through trauma’s that label them for life. Such statement like ” you know that woman who has 5 children who lives across the street” or ” that man who had the car accident last Tuesday” Have we ever thought of what their names are? On the other hand people can be described by the good things that have happened to them with statements like ” that man who won the lottery on the news” or ” that lady with the beautiful big brown eyes”.
If you have gone through pain, please know and belive that you are not the pain or trauma you have gone through. It is part of your experience and not your essence. A person who has to cross a river and becomes wet is not the river, they had to pass through it to get to the other side. The river was part of their experience and not their essence.
What have people described you as and which painful experience in your life have they used? Dear one you are not your experience, you are not the negative things people have called you at work, school or church?
Jesus calls you by your name because there is a uniqueness about you, you are one of a kind. Please do not allow your pain to become part of your mindset or entertain a belief of that’s how life is for me. No!!!! Be transformed by the renewing of your mind because there is more to you than meets the eye and you are not your situations ans circumstances. Jesus came and died for you to be healed, to be loved and made whole and to be appreciated.
When I read my bible I continue to amazed about the love and care that Jesus had and still has. No body cares like he does, no body loves like he does! It is truly amazing. If he can care of the sparrow, can’t he care for you? Can you receive his love and care! Dear one there is no one like Jesus. Put aside your philosophies about God and just open up your heart to him, talk, share with him. Put your religion aside and embrace relationship with Jesus.
Dear one I have tried this and Jesus is turning a caterpillar into a beautiful butterfly for his glory!!