You will meet different kinds of people, each of whom will have a different impact in your life. You will find yourself becoming engaged in different types of groups, and in various situations. It’s normal. It’s unavoidable. But don’t forget who you are in Christ.
You will experience ups and downs, and feel loss, sorrow, joy, triumph, and persecution. You will know what it feels like to love, to hate, to despair, to be jealous, to compete, and to have bitterness in your heart. You will see many reasons to give up, or keep on fighting. Still, don’t forget who you are in Christ.
Beloved, don’t let ANYTHING or ANYONE at all rob you of your identity in Christ. Even when people reject you, Christ still accepts you. You might not pass their standards, but you know what? Jesus approves of you totally. Why? It’s because He loves you. You don’t have to be smart. You don’t have to be rich. You don’t have to be popular. You don’t have to be good at everything. Jesus sees your true worth in the midst of what you don’t have. He knows your heart, and he understands everything about you.
People will label you, and judge you, but they don’t matter at all. YOU stand on a Higher Truth, and that is what Jesus tells you. He is the One who knows the beginning from the end. He is the One who governs the whole Universe. He is the One who died for your sin on the Cross. Who would you choose to believe? He says that you’re blessed, because He has made you His co-heir in heaven. He says you are rich, because He became poor. He has made you royalty in heaven, because He was forsaken by God. Beloved, you are all these for all eternity.
Even when people judge you, don’t let them rule you. You’re better than the rest of us think. You are more than all that you see. Don’t forget who you are in Christ, because that is the only thing that truly matters. His Word, and the identity He gave you will stand forever, despite of what you do, or what happens. Stand up proudly, and stand out. You’re special, because you are chosen. God has called you for a greater calling. Find strength and courage in what Jesus says about you. You are HIS, so He won’t fail you.