By His Grace

Seeing Yourself As God Sees You

Posted on: May 15, 2013

Ever wonder what God really thinks of you?  How often have we said to ourselves, “if people really knew the real me……”?  God knowsfeel ugly 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

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23 Responses to "Seeing Yourself As God Sees You"

Hi Michelle,

Just checking in on ya. I pray all is well.

Keep in touch my sista.

Debra

Hi Debra. So nice to hear from you! Not a whole lot going on so that can be a good thing. Just working and spending time with family. Its times like this that I like to see all the little blessings God does that usually go unnoticed. He is a amazing. How are you my friend? Many blessings to you!

ALL IS WELL!

I do thank Him that I do not look like what I too have been through.

It is great hearing from you. Keep the faith! God is working in and through you Michelle.

God bless and I love ya my sister.
Debra

Amen. He sees us the way He sees his own Son. Because our sonship was purchased on Calvary. No one can go back and undo that cross.

That’s right! Thank you for commenting and God bless!

Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
LOOKED AT YOURSELF LATELY??????????????????????? 🙂

Thanks for the reblog and many blessings to you!

YOU GOT IT, SIS (IN CHRIST, OF COURSE)!!!!!

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Romans 8:1 – There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

God bless my sister.

Debra

Thank you Debra. God bless you friend! 🙂

God bless you too my sister!

Good to hear from you and to know that you are still holding on and pressing your way.

Be encouraged! God has not forgotten you.

He loves and cares for you. He hears your prayers before they even leave your lips.

God bless!

Debra

You are so sweet and thank you Debra! God bless you too!

Often I catch a glimpse of how God must love us in my Celebrate Recovery small groups. Through the love we feel for others in their journeys and realize we feel no condemnation when others face failures;only love, hope and a broken heart for those that suffer while knowing God is the answer if we will just turn to Him.

Oh very well said Tom. Thanks for commenting. Hope all is well with you! God bless!

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Excellent post as always. Good Scripture references.
Richest blessings,
Tricia

Most appreciate the kind words Tricia. 🙂 Many blessings to you too!

Hi Michele good to see you Blogging again, I missed you.

Yes so many feel lost and confused and this is because we were created to need each other but not selfishly it is not all about us, when we give we receive but some just want to receive and give very little, does this mean God stops Loving us if we do, No He is Love, but He does not force us to Love Him and others, it is always our choice.

God tells us we must put our selfish flesh to death that causes us to sin and to also regard others needs as less than our own, without genuine Love we cannot please God and this leads to fear because we have no Peace when living just for ourselves but perfect Love casts out fear.

1John 4:16-19 And we have known and believed the Love that God hath to us. God is Love; and he that dwelleth in Love dwelleth in God, and God in him. Herein is our Love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in Love; but perfect Love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in Love. We Love Him, because He first Loved us.

Paul shared as you said his struggle with sin but he also showed us how to overcome it in Romans 8

Romans 8 :12-15 Therefore, brothers, we have an obligation—but it is not to the sinful nature, to live according to it. or if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live, because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

Christian Love – Anne.

nicely said. thank you Anne. Many blessings to you my friend. 🙂

What a true comfort that God knows my heart. thanks for reminding me…it’s so easy to forget. Nice to hear from you again, too!

thank you so much. God bless sister! 🙂

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A little about me........my name is Michele and I am a born-again Christian. I was saved as a teenager and graduated from a Christian high school. I am a mother of one son who is the world to me. Despite my upbringing, later in life I fell into a life of self destruction which led me down many dark paths. I am a recovering addict and alcoholic and I have a great passion for Christ and His amazing power to heal even the worst cases. I am living proof of the miracle of God's power to change your life and way of thinking. Nothing is impossible with God.

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