A Chosen and Worthy Identity: You Are His
Do you know that you are chosen and worthy? Know — as in beyond a shadow of a doubt that God chose to create a one and only you? And the fact that you were created by Him and are His child, makes you worthy? This series of posts called #ChosenandWorthy is so that we can have a deeper understanding of that. So that we can have a deeper understanding of God’s love.
Through my newsletters and on my social media channels, I asked you where it was that you needed encouragement. Although I received a variety of answers, the majority craved more encouragement in the embracing of their identity in Christ. It seems that our agenda driven world has lead us down the path of “not enough”. It effects every aspect of our lives. From our relationships to our work to our free time. We define ourselves by the reflections of our personal accomplishments, by the opinions others may have about us, or by our past mistakes. We’ve lost sight of our reflection in Christ. Who He made us to be.[bctt tweet=”By what reflection do you define yourself? #ChosenandWorthy #Hope #MomentsofHope #identity #linkup” username=”lori_schumaker”]
And it ushers in things like shame, comparison, perfectionism, guilt, depression, hopelessness, fear, anxiety, confusion, and doubt.
Thus, this new series (of sorts) was birthed in my heart.
Chosen and Worthy
Through encouraging and equipping women to escape a broken identity, #ChosenandWorthy is an offering of hope. It’s an opportunity to recognize, embrace, and walk victoriously with an identity firmly rooted in Christ – the one true identity. The identity as a priceless and treasured child of the One True King. As His chosen and worthy child.
#ChosenandWorthy isn’t just a series, though. I’d call it more of an ongoing message. I’m not sure when exactly it will end. I guess when God leads in that direction! But for now, I’m excited and impassioned to share hope with you! Hope to live life
Whole, free, and VICTORIOUS.
I’d love for you to use the hashtag #ChosenandWorthy whenever you share either something from here or something else that encourages us to live life as a #ChosenandWorthy child of God. And if you know of someone who could use this encouragement and equipping, would you connect her with us here? I’m excited to see what God will do as He breaks chains and heals brokenness. How about you?
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This Week’s Featured Hope
In the spirit of #ChosenandWorthy, I was so happy to discover that friend and writer, Leslie where to buy nolvadex forum from A Journey to Imperfect, is also hosting a series on identity. Her inspiring messages drew me in from the very first time I stopped by her page, but this week, I knew it was a post I wanted each of you to have the opportunity to read as well.
“Moving from head knowledge to heart knowledge seems particularly difficult in the area of identity. I believe this is because the enemy knows that understanding our true identity is the very most important part of being a woman who is fully able to move forward into all that God has planned for her. Without that understanding we are held back spiritually because lack of true identity feeds the negative thought processes that Satan can magnify in our minds in order to defeat us.” -Leslie of A Journey to Imperfect
And as always, as you stop by Leslie’s place, make sure to encourage her and give her some love #MomentsofHope style!
Lori, this sounds like such a great series, and I think it’s wise to leave it open-ended. Who knows what the Lord will do through this collection of wisdom?
Thank you for that affirmation, Michele! I’m so excited to watch Him work!
I’m very excited about this series, Lori, as it is close to my heart as well. In fact, I have a book proposal under consideration by an agent called, “Worthy” that is all about our identity in Christ. It is so foundational to our ability to remain hopeful each day–which is what you’re all about here at your space! Thanks so much for the linkup, my friend!
Wow! I am so excited for your book, Beth! I will be praying God does a great big and mighty work through your words!! I can’t wait to hear more! Thanks, friend, for your constant encouragement ♥ You are a blessing to me!
I cannot think of a better person to lead the charge in encouraging women Lori. You have always been a tremendous encouragement to me. I know god will guide you on this journey. my friend. I hope you have a fantastic week and may God bless you in all your endeavors..
Horace, you are so kind ♥ I’m so humbled and thankful God would use me to encourage you. You, too, are a tremendous encouragement so thank you!!! And thank you for joining me here to share hope with the world!
Blessings and smiles,
I love this Lori!! This is a much needed in message in a world where everyone wants to define who we are. I love that you are bringing us back to the Word, encouraging us of who we are in Christ. Praying for you my friend!
Hi Alisa! I appreciate your prayers so much! I know that as I venture into this territory with more intensity, the enemy will come against me in an attempt to confuse me of my own identity! So, please keep praying!!!! Love ‘ya!
You make me smile Lori! You are always open to hearing from the Lord and His heart for the people He has given you to serve. I appreciate you offering hope in this new way.
Awww … you are so sweet, Angela! I’m so glad I brought a smile to your face ♥
To remember that I am chosen and worthy is a tough call, yet one I am learning to accept and so appreciate. It is teachings like this one from you, Lori, that makes a difference in so many of our lives. Thank you. Thank you.
Thank you, Linda, for your kind encouragement. I am humbled and thankful these teachings can make a difference. But that God would use me … wow … it will always amaze me!
Lori- this series sounds so empowering to all women! I know I need to not only engrave God’s Words in my heart but wear them in confidence each day!
Blessings to you! I appreciate you:)
Amen, Julie! I’m so excited about what God is doing here within this message! And I’m excited to see just where He will take it! Thanks, friend, for always being such an encouragement!
Lori, this is a wonderful path God is leading you on, and I’m so grateful that you are trusting Him with the timing. Identity crisis affects so many of us, and the message to reclaim the victorious life Jesus died to give us is one that we need to hear over and over and over again. Thanks also for sharing Leslie’s ‘Journey to Imperfect’. I recently discovered her blog and fell in love with her message immediately. It just speaks to my heart as I know it will do for many others. Blessings to you, my friend!
Hi Carlie ♥
Isn’t Leslie’s blog a wonderful source of encouragement and equipping? I believe in our world today we face an ever intensifying onslaught of material that threatens our identity. We can hardly find reprieve from seeing images and reading reports of how we are supposed to look, act, and simply “be”. And because of that we need to renew our minds with an equal intensity which is more than ever before! Instead of our young girls growing up more “empowered” because of a narrowing of the margin of rights, they are growing up fighting even harder to hold onto their identity. I pray the messages found throughout this series will help woman break that bondage!
Thanks so much for joining me here to share hope!
Thank you Carlie and Lori for the kind comments! You all are so encouraging to me!
What a blessing that you are walking in this space of building hope up in our hearts, spreading His goodness as you remind us that we are #chosenandworthy, because we are more than in His eyes. What a concept, to believe what He says about us…that he first chose us, that we are worthy because of Christ’s sacrifice. Oh, if we all believed that.
Thanks for being brave and stepping out in faith to share that message. I am heartily rooting you on this journey!
Thanks for hosting hope here.
Thanks for your encouraging words! I can use all the cheerleaders possible!!!♥ Wouldn’t it simply change the world if we could grasp the truth of our identity at a very young age? It would eliminate our need for comparison and approval. It would give us freedom to cheer others on without jealously or insecurity. It would make such a difference! Thanks for joining me here each week to share hope with the world!
Blessings and smiles,
Lori, thanks for hosting and for offering up so much hope. It’s sadly lacking in our world today!
Thank you for joining me in sharing that hope, Donna!
Lori, the world constantly attacks our identity. Maybe that is why we need to renew our minds in truth about this so much. Look forward to your series.
I agree, Deb! The ever constant attempts that are so much more intense with the social media of our day demand an equally intense renewing of our minds in Truth! Thanks for visiting today and thank you for sharing hope alongside me!
Lori, Thank you again for all your encouragement and for the feature! I am getting so much out of your first posts in your #ChosenandWorthy series. I am looking so forward to reading more! These discussions on identity just bring me such relief. It is so good to read the posts and comments on your blog. It’s just such a testimony of how God can bring us freedom!
It’s an honor to feature your post! I love your blog, ministry, words, and heart! Thank you for sharing it here at #MomentsofHope! I’m so thankful you are finding much encouragement from #ChosenandWorthy. I pray it encourages and equips many ♥