I am the one who defines you
I have not rejected you. When others cast you aside and wound you, I draw you close. I long for you to understand who you are and how I see you. Your worth is not defined by the words of others. W
hen those of seeming importance spat at me, called me names, and crucified me, my identity did not change. Your identity is not established on anyone’s opinion of you. It is rooted in my truth. I see within you the capacity for greatness—not the greatness that is necessarily admired and applauded by others, but the true importance and dignity that comes from heaven. Seek to walk in the honor, compassion, and integrity that reminds you who you are in me. Aim to please me, simply because I love you, and peace will replace tears when you lay your head to rest at night. You are a vessel of my glory. You are beautiful. You are brave. You are loved. You are fearless. You are my treasure. You are wanted. And nothing—absolutely nothing—can separate you from my love.
Romans 8:39 (The Passion Translation)
There is no power above us or beneath us—no power that could ever be found in the universe that can distance us from God’s passionate love, which is lavished upon us through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One!