If you loath your gender, one or more of your physical features, one or more of your God designed unchangeables you disrespect your designer. This can isolate you from God and keep you from hearing His still small voice, which can lead you to misbelieve He has abandoned you. In reality you are the one who has abandon him & his presence as the Prince Of Peace.
When you fully understand God’s value of you and learn to esteem yourselves to His standard, then, you can overcome or avoid the pitfall of what is termed self-esteem. This is the overestimation or underestimation of self. The goal of this is to make sure your own value matches Christ’s value of you, expressed repeatedly in his Word. One of the most common problems for many to deal with today is low self-esteem. It’s not easy to change what you think about yourself but it must be done by renewing your mind daily from Gods Word. What Scripture reveals to us about our value is truer than anything we believe about ourselves, good or bad. Thinking too highly of self is the sin of obvious pride or conceit while thinking too lowly of self is the sin of hidden pride or self-focus. After all this discussion, boldness, wisdom, and spiritual strength, not pride, comes from knowing your authority and position in Christ Jesus. You are very special!
Every detail of your design is in the image of God and after his likeness before sin entered into his creation (1). Scripture also tells us how much thought, planning, and detail we were made with
(2). We are the crown of his creation. Sin then separated us from God and we were driven from his presence or out of the garden to keep us from eating from the tree of life and living forever in the
fallen state (3). Because God is all knowing he knew we would sin against him. He had planned before time was created to redeem us back to himself through the earthly birth, life, suffering and death
of his son Jesus Christ.
(1) Gen. 1:26-28, Gen. 2:7-9 (2) Ps. 139:13-18 (3) Gen. 3:22-24
Your Unchangeable Details
There are 10 unchangeable details in every human life. God the designer has always been in charge of each of them. God took sin into consideration as he gives life to each human at conception.
Your DNA was deliberate in God’s design not some random event or accident. These are the unchangeable details:
Time in history into which you were born
Place of origin, place or region you're from
Ethnicity, the color of your skin • The parents you were born to
Your brothers & sisters • Your gender
Physical features: height, the color of hair, birth order,
facial features, nose, ears, build
Aging and time of death • Mental capacity
Remember just because your parents may have operated in sin when they conceived you. You are by no means an oversight or a mistake to God. We choose when are intimate, God is the only giver of life.
Rejection of any of the personal unchangeables equals rejecting your design. This is rejecting God your designer and is sin against God and must be repented of.
Sin Caused Separation From God
“that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)” Ephesians 2:5 NLT
“All of us must die eventually. Our lives are like water spilled out on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again. But God does not just sweep life away; instead, he devises ways to bring us
back when we have been separated from him.”
2 Samuel 14:14 NLT.
Made In The Image & Likeness of God
Genesis 1:26-28 KJV “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
We are made in the image of God • After Gods likeness!
God blessed male and female
Man was given dominion over fish of the sea, fowl of the air, & over all the
Genesis 2:7-9 KJV “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and man became a living soul. And the Lord God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil
We were formed out of dust • God breathed his breath of life into man
Man became a living soul • Man was placed in the garden God planted
Psalms 139:13-18 NET “Certainly you made my mind and heart; you wove me together in my mother’s womb. I will give you thanks because your deeds are awesome and amazing. You knew me thoroughly; my bones were not hidden from you when I made in secret and sewed together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw me when I was inside the womb. All the days ordained for me were recorded in your scroll before one of them came into existence. How difficult it is for me to fathom your thoughts about me, O God! How vast is their sum total! If I tried to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. Even if I finished counting them, I would still have to contend with you.”
God made man’s mind and heart • Wove me together in my mother's womb
We must give thanks because what You did is awesome and amazing.
All my days are ordained & recorded in your scroll • His thoughts about each of us are vast & uncountable.
Genesis 3:22-24 NET “And the LORD God said, “Now that the man has become like one of us, knowing good and evil, he must not be allowed to stretch out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.” So the LORD God expelled him from the orchard in Eden to cultivate the ground from which he had been taken. When he drove the man out, he placed on the eastern side of the orchard in Eden angelic sentries who used the flame of a whirling sword to guard the way to the tree of life.
The Redemption Price Paid Is Now Our Value
The value we are to have of ourselves is reflected by the great redemption price paid for each of us, the suffering and death of God’s only son.
Some consider loathing self or hating self to be humility. It is, in fact, a deadly sin to demean yourself or your design.
Diminishing The Blood of Jesus
Some believe self-loathing and regret to be so hideous that the blood of Jesus is not adequate to cover, diminishing the death of Jesus for all sin and the finished work of the cross!!
Being the Greatest in the Kingdom
When we have no confidence in ourselves or we don’t believe what God says about us to be true. We may struggle with being an instrument of His. We must put our humanness aside to become the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. We must understand who we are in Christ and be so approved of by God that we can become a selfless servant others.
Tammy had struggled for some years hearing from God in certain areas of her life. She worked hard much like a man. Working long days managing daily operation such as Haying on a mountain ranch. She had an emotional block that she, and she and her husband had sought counsel to overcome repeatedly over many years. They attended a marriage retreat weekend when most who had accompanied them walked away joyous they walked away with great sorrow. She often saw and treated everything as a task to be accomplished. She rejected her emotions and saw them as just too much trouble to deal with. She loathed being a woman because she thought “a woman can’t get as much done as a man”. Even her horse and her dog began to reject her just as she did herself. Because her mom had some emotional struggles she also rejected her mom’s nationality.
I explained to her she was rejecting her design as a woman, her maternal heritage, other unchangeable features, and all the while rejecting her designer. When she recognized the sin she followed me in prayer and repented of the disrespect of the designer and began to thank God for every feature she had previously loathed. This corrected understanding brought the breakthrough that she had desired for years and is now changing her life and her relationships with God and others.
Brad Reinke Director Whole Families, Inc.
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