You know that My Word says I love you. You have heard the songs declaring My great love for you. But do you know that I like you? Do you understand that I have created you to be unique and different from others on purpose? That is what I like about you. I enjoy how you have your very own way of expressing yourself. It delights Me as you discover who you really are.
So many are watching others and trying to imitate them instead of being genuine and real. So many listening to others telling them who they are. Parents, friends and family mean well, but do they know who I have created you to be? You cannot look to others to discover your true identity. This will only come by spending time in My presence and listening to My voice.
Do not be afraid to break out of the shell of limitations put on you by others, yourself, and the world around you. For in Me you live, move and have your being. I want you to be free to discover the treasures I have placed within you. No one else can discover these gifts but you. Dig deep and you will find the real you hidden in Christ. He longs to reveal Himself through you, so do not be afraid to explore all that He has put within you.
Throw off the chains that bind you. Determine that you will become all that I have destined for you. Refuse to allow others or the enemy to chart your course, for I have a destiny that only you can fulfill. Come, My child, open your heart and explore the possibilities. It is time to discover who you really are.
1 Samuel 16:7 The Message (MSG)
But God told Samuel, “Looks aren’t everything. Don’t be impressed with his looks and stature. I’ve already eliminated him. God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart.”
Psalm 139:13-16 The Message (MSG)
13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother’s womb. I thank you, High God—you’re breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration—what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you, The days of my life all prepared before I’d even lived one day.