Seeing Yourself As God Sees You
Posted May 15, 2013on:
Ever wonder what God really thinks of you? How often have we said to ourselves, “if people really knew the real me……”? God knows the real you. He knows your thoughts, your desires, your likes and dislikes. He knows your past. He knows your future. God knows your heart! It is in our hearts that the real you and me exist. We may be able to say the right things or get people to believe we are one way when we are not. But God sees our true character, the part of us that no one sees.
“Nothing in all creation can hide from Him. Everything is naked and exposed before His eyes. This is the God to whom we must explain all that we have done.” (Hebrews 5:13 NLT)
I’ve been in situations before when no one believed me. No matter how much I argued or tried to convince them I was telling the truth, they still thought I was lying. This was very frustrating and in a way, I felt hurt. This was especially true in the beginning of my sobriety. My family and friends couldn’t trust me or believe anything that I said. This mistrust was of my own doing, I realized that. But I took great strength and comfort knowing that God knew the truth. God knew my heart. I eventually would answer back saying, “You can choose to believe me or not. That’s your choice. But God knows my heart and whether or not I am being truthful.”
God knows the truth about every one of us. And yet despite all our faults and mistakes, He loves us unconditionally. We don’t have to put on a front with God or try to convince Him we have changed. He already knows. When God chose us to be His children, He already knew what He was getting Himself into. We are no surprise to Him!
God sees us as His created children. Gen. 1:27
God sees us as humans who struggle with sin. Rom. 7:19
God sees us as capable, loving and strong. 2 Tim. 3:7
God sees our thoughts and intentions. 1 Sam. 16:7
God sees us as valuable. Matt. 6:26, 10:29-31
God sees our potential and possibilities. Rev. 3:8
There are so many hurting people in this world. I come into contact with many different kinds of individuals in my daily life. I have noticed there is a common thread amongst most of them. This common thread is the fact that these people are lonely. They feel rejected. They are broken. They don’t like themselves and carry much guilt and anger. If I can uplift them in any way I would tell them they would feel so much better if they could just see themselves as God sees them. That He loves them and will never abandon them. That God is with them constantly, even before they open their eyes in the morning, He is there for them.
“….do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9