Labels. We have all felt them. Often these “sticky notes” we struggle with the most are the ones we’ve gotten from the world. Something is said to us in passing, a diagnosis, a harsh word, a judgment or observation, and it sticks and never goes away. Let me tell you a little secret. The devil loves labels. And he uses them to keep us from stepping into the realization of who we truly are.
But when we look at John 1:12-13, we read who God says we are, in Jesus Christ: “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God – children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.”
These words tell us that no matter your beginning, your past, and how you got today, you can choose to believe and remember that you are a child of God. You can choose to believe what God’s Word says about you and no longer wear the sticky notes of this world. You can choose to believe that you were bought at a price and loved so much that God sacrificed His only Son on a cross. Just for you.
Today, replace the labels and lies with God’s truth. You are a child of the Most High King. Amen!