This question has been rolling around in my head today. And, I have the right answers in my head too. The problem is, I know that I don't always live by them.
I KNOW that I am a daughter of Christ, forgiven, redeemed, saved by the blood of the lamb. I am beautiful in the eyes of the King, precious, and dearly loved. NOTHING I say, think, or do can make Him love me any less. NOTHING I say, think, or do, can break the bonds of grace that hold my forgiven heart.
I know this stuff. But do I believe it??
"For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith-that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God."
Our identity as sons and daughters of Christ does not lie in our performance or success. It's not grounded on what we see when we look in the mirror, a number we see when we step on the scale, a grade we see when we get a test back. At the end of the day, regardless of what the GPA is, regardless of how other people may view us, regardless of the fact that we failed people and expectations, we are HIS. And I am choosing to rest in that fact today. Choosing not just know, but believe in my heart that I am HIS. He chose me, adopted me, and LOVES me more than I can know.