Who do people say you are? Who do you say you are?
What labels are people giving to you? What labels are you giving to yourself? I know it can be very easy to accept the opinions of men as facts about your life or even your own opinions. The labels can be dumb, average, a C student, weird, a misfit, good for nothing, irresponsible, unreliable, untalented and the list goes on. But, I’ve got awesome news for you. You don’t have to accept and wear those labels. They cannot determine your potentials only God can. Do not wear those labels like a badge.
Only God can determine your potential
Who would have imagined Saul would have been one of the greatest Apostles in history, judging from His past? NOBODY!!! He persecuted the people of God, sentencing them to be killed. How horrible… I bet his nickname was murderer. He even said ” For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.” 1 Corinthians 15:9. But God wasn’t concerned. It goes to show nobody but God has the power to determine who you will be or what your name will be. How about the woman with the issue of blood. She was not allowed to be amongst the rest of society because they deemed her unclean. Can you imagine how those people in the crowd looked at her or treated her when the recognized who it was that was touching them… But even in her state Jesus saw value in her. He saw pass the mess and he saw her for who she could be.
Forget labels whether you gave them to yourself or people gave them to you. Instead, remind yourself of what God says about you. 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Deuteronomy 28:13 The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.