“I am…” By: Melodie Rose Jordan

Who or what defines you? Your job? Your hobbies? Your relationships?

Maybe you’re the CEO of a huge franchise, and you go home to a luxury house full of luxury items. Yet…there is still too much space. 

Maybe you just got invited to a huge party by high maintenance guests, and you’re being adorned by swarms of people. Yet…you still feel loneliness in a crowded room. 

Maybe you’re on the streets again, hitting up some guys for a smoke or pill. Yet…not even the high can take away the pain.

Maybe you just got your heart broken, and you have to accept that person you still deeply love, is in love with someone else. 

Your occupation calls you CEO, but the enemy still calls you “a money hoarder.”

Your friends say they will always be there for you, but the enemy calls you “nothing worthwhile” 

Your heart tells you that certain person still cares for you, but the enemy says “you will never be loved” 

Your substances make you feel free, but the enemy says “you’re in chains for life” 

I want to know something, labels are not in place of identity. If the world says you are a “rich scum”, God says you are His inheritance. (Galatians 3:19) if the world says you will “never amount to any worth”, God looked at you worthy of everything, even more than diamonds.  (Isaiah 43:4) if this world calls you a “drug addict or lowlife trash” God calls you His child, love of His life. (Genesis 1:27)

Your world label has no worth, no meaning, and no power. God has called you His love, His prize, His creation. Now, who do you say you are? 

“He Sees You.” By: Melodie Rose Jordan. 

“Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭139:23‬

I remember growing up, how difficult it was for me to understand my true identity. I always tried wearing the expensive clothing (like Hollister etc.), I’ve dyed my hair a few times, hoping for some nice compliments. I have gazed many lonely nights at the computer screen, looking at images of people who had it all. I always wondered if I would ever amount to anything. I still to this day have moments of confusion and self pity because I know I will never be at the “top.” The good thing is, in Jesus we are at the top. We are His bride. He looks at all of us as the most beautiful gems to ever exist. Do you believe that? Here are some verses to help you if you feel frustrated that you aren’t good enough to world, but everything to God: 

He Sees You through Your Heart: “I the Lord search the heart and test the mind, to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his deeds.” ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭17:10‬: this verse states that God determines our identity through how we use our heart: for good or bad? Just like in my previous post “what tree are you?” What fruits are you bearing, and are they abiding in God or in Man? Make sure that every desicion you make is in according of God and His will. It’s important that when we have a relationship with Him, we need to reflect that relationship to others. This world needs love, let’s show more of it. 

He Sees us Through His Spirit: “these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. 1 Corinthians 2:10: Another way God sees us is through His Spirit. You’re probably wondering how is that possible? Jesus is living in our hearts, so is His Spirit. He knows every breathe, sound, and move we make. His Spirit overshadows the depths of sin that lay inside of us. Forcing us to become more like His image and less of our own. 

Let His image become Yours: “let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.” 1 Peter 3:11: Now you know your identity is through Christ, it’s time to show it! It’s time that we all turn away from sinful desires that make us separated from God. His plan for all of us is so much more than anything we can imagine. He promises us everything that we could hope for. Your identity is all of this: beautiful, wanted, mended, love, strong, courageous, kindness, Jesus. Be who you are called you to be. He can see you for who you truly are. ❤️