Everything has a label attached to it. Food has labels, clothes has labels, furniture has a label. There are very few things out there that...
Everything has a label attached to it. Food has labels, clothes has labels, furniture has a label. There are very few things out there that does not have a label. Unfortunately, people also have labels attached to themselves.
Some of these labels we place on ourselves, other labels are given to us by others. Then there are labels that we tend to acquire. The labels that we give ourselves almost always are better than what they should be. We tell ourselves we are 100% when actually we are about 60%. We label ourselves as good, smart, beautiful, funny, friendly, giving, whatever you feel about yourself at that moment. On the opposite some of us tell ourselves we are no good, dumb, ugly, no one likes me. These are the labels that we think gives us our value, our worth.
The labels that others give us would include things like he/she is smart, cool, has lots of friends, very giving, friendly, trendy, etc. Then we can also have labels from others that can say he/she is rude, tight fisted, loud mouthed, back stabber. These are labels that others have measured our worth, our value.
In all actuality, we should not label anyone, but as humans we have this intense need to label things, people included. If our deeds are opposite of the label we have given ourselves, the label we tell others, people will see right through this and then re-label you, and not in a good way!! I am determined to live up to the label that I have given myself, I have set the bar high for a reason. Not to bluff people into believing I am better that anyone, or to fool people about who I really am, but to encourage myself to be who I want to be. Be who Jesus wants me to be.
But for the ones who want to label themselves in a negative way, devaluing yourself, I have some good news for you. Jesus sees you as a 100%
So much so that He has died on a cross for you. He allowed men to beat Him to a bloody pulp, call Him nasty names, then hang Him up on a cross, all because He loves you.
There is no reason why we should label ourselves less than what God thinks of us. To do this actually a form of pride, we are shifting our focus off of Jesus and onto ourselves and this puts us a center of our own world.
I want everyone to know that labels do not make us.
Labels do not define us!!!!