What Is Your Image of You?
What is your image of you?
All of us see ourselves a certain way. Our life experiences, our failures and successes, our education, our bank accounts, our physical appearance, our backgrounds and the cultures in which we were raised have created an image on the inside of us.
That image, whether it is good or bad, true or false, is the dominant power that shapes our destiny. The image we carry inside can even block the blessings and purposes of God in our lives.
An image of unworthiness, guilt and self-hatred will be projected into our relationships and circumstances. Those around us will respond to what we are projecting through our words, actions, body language and attitudes.
Fear is another powerful image that can contaminate all of God’s desired blessings in your life.
“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.” —Psalm 23:7
An image of sickness or lack will also shape our futures. The heart is a powerful generator of the future!
“A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things. And an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.” —Matthew 12:35
We could expand this verse to speak of that which comes out of the heart of the joyful, the loving and the generous, versus that which comes from the heart of the bitter, the unforgiving and the stingy.
The only difference between the life of abundance and the life of lack is the image we have on the inside.
How do you see yourself?
Are you a new creation, created in righteousness, adopted into the family of God, more than a conqueror, seated with Him, endued with power, worthy of every promise and filled with His love?
Or are you a poor sinner, focused on passed failures, always concerned about not having enough, bitter at those who are blessed, filled with guilt or remorse and always expecting the worst?
What is your image of you? As you think in your heart, you are determining your future. A negative future will come from a negative heart. An abundant future will come from a heart that has believed God’s Word.
“Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.” —Proverbs 4:23