When someone asks you,
“Who are you, what is your name?” What do
My response is something like, “Hi, I’m
Kimberly Chastain a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist,
Professional Life Coach, Wife, Mom, etc.” Depending
on groups you may attend, it could be something like
I’m a recovering alcoholic, recovering addict,
anorexic, fill in the blank . Do you know what we really
should answer to that question? “Hi, I’m
a child of God and daughter of the King. I am incredibly
special and chosen.” Wow! What a difference that
makes for your self worth.
We are all adopted into
the Kingdom of God. Look at Ephesians 1:5, “He
predestined us to be adopted as His sons through Jesus
Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will.”
Romans 8:15, “For you did not receive a spirit
that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received
the Spirit of adoption. And by Him we cry, “Abba,
Father.” God chose us before the beginning of
time. Does that not make you feel incredibly special?
God has been thinking about you for thousands of years.
The other thought that
is so wonderful is once we are adopted into God’s
family, Jesus is sitting at the right hand of God and
saying, “This one is mine. I died for her. No
one can take her out of my hand.” God sees the
work of Christ’s sacrifice and says it is enough.
Also, the most astonishing fact is Jesus is saying there
is nothing she can do to make Me love her more and nothing
she can do to make Me love her less. I love her. Period.
Reread that sentence. As Working Moms we can have tendencies
to perfectionism. God loves you period. You don’t
have to work at earning or keeping His love. He rejoices
in you and His wonderful creation.
So, today I encourage
you to spend time thinking about your adoption and your
inheritance as a child of God. If you really knew how
much you were loved, I do think we all would act differently
every day. We often forget who our Heavenly Father is
and how much He loves us. You are loved no matter what.
I encourage you to have a day full of remembering whose