We all have different views on ourselves. Some people like certain things, some don’t. What we focus on a lot, maybe too much, is how we see ourselves.
Instead we should be focusing on how God sees us.
Currently, I am scientificly known as an Inspirerer. That is someone who is viewed to be: warm, enthusiastic, bright, full of potential, very passionate and life-loving. They tend to desire inner peace and enjoy time alone to keep themselves centered and calm. Inspirerers are well liked and have an odd range of talents and skill. They’re very consistent with their work and wants to live life to the fullest, while also moving in bits of time time be alone. On the bad side, inspirerers tend to overdo many things and has difficulty balancing their own needs and their desire to be accepted. Oddly enough, this is exactly who I am. Nothing was missed, nothing was too over the top. This position fits me perfectly.
Now I know how earth sees me. But how does God see me? You would think that’s a pretty difficult question but it’s not really. We can take a look at psalm 139 and get a very detailed description on how God sees us. To summarize it, psalm 139 tells us that:
- He watches us. He knows our every move. every breath and every thought.
- We can not hide from him, for he can always see both our mind and our heart. We can’t escape his presence.
- We were made by the hand of God. He gave us every talent we use.
What we know is that God always sees us. He is never not with us. Sometimes he seems distant but we must know that God works to our benefit.
Psalm 139: 1-12
1 You have searched me, LORD,
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you, LORD, know it completely.
5 You hem me in behind and before,
and you lay your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you