Labels: My Identity?

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Labels don’t stick unless we allow them. 

Labels hurt. I allow decisions that another person makes, put me in hard spots that make me question myself. Because of this, as the years have gone by, I have struggled with some insecurity in a certain aspect of my life. It’s so painful. 

Have I put this person on a higher level than God? If what a person does or doesn’t do to me makes me feel insecure, unloved, unwanted, rejected and unworthy am I sinning?

I’m not saying people can’t hurt you with their words and actions.

The pain is deep! But have I forgotten Christ loves me?

Have I not realized that I am the vision of His heart (and so are you!)?

How can I let another person’s actions and words cripple me to a point of insecurity!?!

Is another persons opinion of me more important than God’s opinion of me?

How have I found myself in this position? This low painful position? Why am I scared? God created me!

The Creator of the Universe has good works for me! He is with me! His Spirit dwells in me! If I could just dwell and soak that in, If I could just learn to see God is good, Holy and He is with me than how can I feel insecure? 

What can I do to fix the feelings of insecurity? Am I believing in Him? Am I relying on Him? Is He number one in my life? Do I get how Holy He is? Do I get He knows me and my every thought? Do I underestimate God? 

I need to ask forgiveness of not standing in Him and His love for me! I need to trust in God! Trust in His word! Rest in the love of God. Rest in the cross! There is a Holy Spirit power dwelling within me!  God wants to support me. God is so Holy. He is all that matters. All that matters! He will never leave my side. I do not have to fear.  I need to get back to the Cross. I need to get back to the simple fact that our Holy God loves me. 

I am not an insecure woman but a creation of God who is walking in grace and learning how to be the woman of God I am suppose to be. 

Let’s pray. 

Dear Lord, 

Help me Lord to soak in your love for me. Help me to be still in You. Forgive me of putting others and their opinions above You. Help me to better understand who I am in You, Lord. Help me to focus on the cross. Help me to soak in You and rest in You. Heal my brokenness. Heal my pain. Open my eyes, ears, heart and mind to see, hear, feel and think what You want me to. Show me who I am in You. Peel away all that is not of You and change me to be all that You intended me to be. Make me bold! Make me fierce for You! Teach me. Guide me. When I am struck by pain from others, help me to not allow their decisions to bring me to a place of insecurity. Help me to know and feel Your love for me. Remind me of Your love as I seek you. Wrap me in Your arms, Lord. I love you. Change me. Thank you Lord for Your love!! I ask all this in Jesus name, Amen. 


Starla J. 

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  1. Leah Ness

    August 8, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    I couldn't agree with you more! In fact, I have the same struggle. Lately, the Lord has been impressing upon my heart the importance of being able to recognize His voice in a crowd. There are so many voices, my own included, trying to tell me who and what I am, and His is the only one I should be listening to. Thanks for the reminder!

  2. Starla J.

    August 8, 2014 at 5:32 pm

    You are welcome. God is greater than this struggle. I'm reminding myself.

  3. shelah moss

    August 8, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Thank you for this heart felt post. So many of us stuggle with this.

  4. Starla J.

    August 8, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    It's hard. I'm reminding myself daily. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

  5. Branson

    August 8, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Thank you so much for this prayer! Hugs!

  6. Jaya Pandey

    August 9, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Thanks Starla for this post. I am au fait with this kind of pain. And in the end, faith in Lord helps us to figure it all 🙂

  7. Melissande

    August 9, 2014 at 3:16 am

    I think we all struggle with this in some way shape or form. Thanks for sharing from your heart.

  8. Starla J.

    August 13, 2014 at 3:31 am

    You are welcome! Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate it. 🙂

  9. Starla J.

    August 13, 2014 at 3:32 am

    Amen! Thank you for commenting!

  10. Magnolia_Mom

    October 7, 2014 at 2:53 am

    I hate when people are labeled. It used to drive me up the wall when I was teaching and other teachers or parents would put a label on my students. Always got me upset.

  11. Jenny

    October 7, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Lovely. Every night, I bless my children with these words, "You are a beautiful, wonderful, child of God and dad and mom love you always and forever no matter what."

    Those are the labels I want my children to wear.

  12. Starla J.

    October 7, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Sounds like you were an awesome teacher! WTG!

  13. Terri Lynn Grothe

    March 3, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    wow! God laid this on your heart because I needed to hear it.
    I struggle with insecurity, no self esteem etc.. this really spoke to me

  14. Clare Speer

    March 3, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    Wonderful words of truth and encouragement and I certainly love this prayer! Blessings!!!!

  15. Maria Hass

    March 4, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Labels are huge and I know they create great strongholds. As much as I pray to get rid of the labels in my life and their effect on me, I need to remember to not put them on others! Specially my children! Thank you for the truths of your post and your prayer!

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