The God Who Sees You Quotes by Tammy Maltby
See Yourself as God Sees You - Self Image
Can you learn to see yourself as God sees you?
You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself. For more information about subscriptions, click here. How do you see yourself? Pause for a moment and think about it. What thoughts have you had about yourself today? If we are living to make sure that others love us, we give them permission to evaluate us based on what we do — we give people the power to determine our self-worth. Many of us are so concerned about being loved that we give the opposite sex permission to evaluate our self-worth.
How do you feel about the way others see you and the way you see yourself? Did you ever try to put on a front hoping to make someone else see you in a different light? Have you ever wondered how God sees you? I have battled with self-worth my whole life. I have battled with feeling inadequate, unloveable, not good enough, and not pretty enough for the majority of my life. I am 32 now and I know that my battle is not over, but just in the last few months do I feel like I might finally be winning!
We took the bus that we use for outreach to one of the local estates we visit each week and it was packed full. I thought Tutu would sock it to the young people about the real nature of poverty and being oppressed but instead he made it clear he was there to listen. The young people began to open up, telling him how having a certain postcode ruined their chances of getting a job, how hard it was to see your dad beat your mum up and not be able to stop him, what it's like looking after your younger siblings when you're just a teenager yourself, how it feels to see your best friend get stabbed and killed. Tutu listened intently and then he said, "What you need to realise, more than anything else, is that your past doesn't have to define your future. You're made in the image of God and you have the potential to change the world. Before he left at the end of the day Tutu turned to me and said, "You make God smile. Those simple phrases wouldn't leave me afterwards.