Do you ever think this? I often struggle with this thought, sometimes worse than others. Am I the only one?
Here are 3 things that help me to think He does like me after all:
1. God says He does!
The Bible is quite clear that He not only likes you, He loves you!
John 3:16, “For God so loved the world…”
Gal 4:7 – So you are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.
We know God doesn’t lie. So if I think he doesn’t like me guess what is happening? My mind and emotions are lying to me. Granted, my mind and emotions are not evil characters in some horror movie, so let’s not call them liars. My self esteem can’t handle that. How about ignorant? Yea, that sounds better?
So tell your mind to be quiet, it doesn’t know what it is talking about!
2. He doesn’t make me perform like a puppet.
When you like someone you accept them just the way they are. You don’t make them perform to some level of behavior.
Eph. 2:8-9, “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, that no one should boast.”
God likes me so much He has already done everything that I should have done. That’s cool. Really cool.
So what do I do now since I don’t have to do anything to get Him to like me? Like Him back.
3. He treats me like a son or daughter not a slave.
Galatians 4:5 God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.
I would imagine that slaves are constantly living in fear of what is going to happen to them next. But sons know they will be taken care of simply because we are sons. We don’t have to worry about the future. That is a slave mentality and not son thinking.
Repeat over yourself every day until you believe it. “God likes me. I am His son. He chose me to be His son. He not only likes me, He loves me!”
Take that you old ignorant mind!