Friday, May 28, 2010

According to You....Who?

Have you heard this song? ( here's the link if it doesn't come up as a video so you'll know what I'm talking about! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VrsCxXkNgY)

Can you identify with the feeling?
Who speaks what into your life?
According to who are you a loser?
Who tells you you're"funny, irresistible, and everything they've ever wanted"?

Who are you with when you like who you are?
On The Good Wife TV show there was a scene when Will's character says "I like who I am when I am around you."

Our words are powerful - how do we make those around us feel? Stupid? Useless? Can't do anything right? A mess?

Or, according to us, do we make others feel beautiful, incredible, irresistible? Do they like how they see themselves through our eyes?

There's not a person we met who is not engaged in some type of struggle.Everyone you'll meet today is battling with something, carrying some problem, perplexed about a decision that has to be made, or trying to decide what next step is to be taken. What attitudes do we convey to them?

Ephesians 4: 29 says "Don't use foul or abusive language" good advice - don't say bad things about people, don't tear them down, or speak profanely - but that's not enough as the verse goes on, "Let everything you say be good and helpful so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them." This command is not only about what you don't say but also encompasses what you should say.

Why? Well, because of the first verse of the same chapter. "I beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called of God" Please, don't skip past this - you have been called by God.

YOU
wanted
by GOD

According to Him you're chosen and cherished and everything He died to save...

Need to hear more? Want to hear who you are according to God as His own? Then check out this love letter (Psalms 139, Isaiah 41: 8-11, 43:1-13, John 10, John 15, Ephesians 1, 3:14-20, John 3:16) because according to God you are....

1 comment:

Paula said...

powerful stuff! thanks for the reminder of how we are able to affect others.