In my last post I spoke about Loving Others and the fact that in order to do so, we must Love Ourselves.
I feel so very strongly that many of us struggle with this area of love. And because of this, the Lord is guiding me to bless you with this teaching while also helping me in the very same area.
Ain’t God just amazing?!!
Topic 1: BRANDING
I saw a car today that was missing the symbol on the front that would have shown what make of car it was. And this got me to thinking about branding.
Branding is the means through which we know the maker of a product.
This is how we can distinguish McDonald’s from Burger King, Mercedes Benz from Audi and Sunshine Snacks from Holiday Foods.
But what happens if the branding is missing? Does it change who made it?
Although the car was missing its symbol to the front, it did not change the fact that it was made by Toyota. And it did not even change the type of car that it was either.
So here’s the Revelation:
Whether your branding is on or not, you will always be marked by the characteristics of your maker.
Your shape, size, height, talents, gifts and abilities, strengths and even weaknesses – everything! – still identifies you as God’s creation. That will never change. Even if you think that you have ‘lost’ your ‘branding’ or identity, it does not change who you were created to be.
And it definitely does not change who made you.
Romans 8:38-39 NKJV
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
You can reject Him, believe that there is no God, run from His love or even try to pretend that you are someone else……..but you are still marked by Him. You are HIS. NO MATTER WHAT.
So why run from it? Why think that you are less than everybody else? Why give up your identity to fit in with society’s standards?
Why pull yourself down when you are a Child of the King??!!!
Let’s stop running.