By: Mandy Hill
As women we are uniquely wired with an abundance of emotions. We tend to take everything to heart and even base our identity on the intense emotions that we have flowing inside! Sometimes this very fact is quite detrimental to our ultimate goal of being more like Christ.
Situations take place in our lives on a daily basis. Situations with our spouse, with our children, with our family, with our friends, with our finances, with our health….etc, you get the picture.
I have some profound perspective for you….Don’t place the whole of your identity into the smallness of your situation.
In other words, don’t allow your emotions to take over. You risk allowing those emotions to cloud the very reason God has brought you to your situation.
Yes, he brought you to it. And if he brought you to it; he will bring you through it. Allow him to build your character through your situation.
“God lives fully in Christ. And you have been given fullness of Christ.”(Colossians 2:9-10)
Your situation (no matter what it is) is small from our great God’s perspective. Minuscule, in fact. He is waiting for you to give the whole of your identity over to Him so He can fill you with the fullness of Himself.
I have been given fullness. I am filled up by Christ. With acceptance. With love. With all the fullness of an identity that can’t be shaken.
I can place the wholeness of my identity in that reality … and see everything else as small in comparison. It’s not always easy; it’s actually pretty tough….but receiving the fullness of Christ and trusting him with ALL my situations have been far more productive and worthwhile than trying to do things on my own.
My precious heavenly Father, I praise You for Your faithfulness to me in every situation. I don’t want to get hung up on the small things of this world. Please help me to place the wholeness of my identity in who You are and the everlasting acceptance that You provide. In Your Name, Amen.