We Just Need to Claim It

Earlier today I was running around doing all of the normal busy things my Saturdays involve. You know, the real glamorous stuff, like cooking, cleaning and laundry. Somewhere in the mundane of these activities, I found my thoughts running and unsteady, feeling unworthy and not enough. I started praying, as that tends to be my immediate posture when things leave me feeling undone. And immediately, God struck me with his truth….you may not FEEL like you are enough, but you ARE enough. I chose you. I paid the price for you. You are my daughter and abundantly loved.

Even on the days we don’t feel it, all we have to do is claim it.

It’s easy to find ourselves off kilter when we only focus on feelings. They are the emotions of the moment, so we tend to roll with them, but they aren’t truth. We can choose to be swayed by the feelings of the day and moments, or we can realize a feeling is false, and run to the one who offers truth. We are CHOSEN. We are LOVED. We are HIS DAUGHTERS. We don’t ever have to question that, even on the days we don’t feel it, all we have to do is claim it. You my friend, are abundantly loved and more than enough for him, your heavenly father. Rest in His love.

For it is by grace that you have been saved through faith – this is not from ourselves but is a gift from God – not by works so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

You didn’t choose me, but I chose you… John 15:16

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved… Colossians 3:12

I will be Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty. 2 Corinthians 6:18

...rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him… 1 Peter 2:4

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession… 1 Peter 2:9