Being Truly Known

We live in an age where Facebook, Instagram and SnapChat allow us to showcase our life in any way we prefer. We can portray the perfect picture of our love for Jesus, marriages, children, and friends. The problem is, this perfection-seeking image robs us of being truly known.

Fortunately, we have a God who is not limited by technology. He knows you at your deepest level. He knows you better than you know yourself. He set you apart for great things. God placed a purpose inside of you that no one else can fulfill. You are unique, one of a kind, hand crafted, full of potential! How amazing is that?

Jeremiah was afraid to speak, and yet God appointed him to be a prophet. God knew Jeremiah was capable of completing this task. You are capable of so much more than you think you are. The task God sets before you may feel daunting. You may feel intimidated or ill-equipped. Or perhaps God is calling you to a smaller, unseen role. No matter the size of the task, growth always involves stretching past our limits, and pushing through our comfort zones. God is continually developing our character, increasing our faith, obedience, and humility, making us look more and more like Him.

As you discover and step out into your purpose, remember you are not alone. You do not have to post the perfect picture with just the right words to God. You can be vulnerable and transparent with Him. Find a quiet place to be with God. Be there as simply and honestly as you can. Forget the fancy words, just tell him what is on your heart. 

Reflect & Respond:

1: Think of a time you recently posted on social media. Did this post truly reflect what is going on in your heart? How can you become more transparent with those around you?

2: Does it bring you comfort or anxiety realizing that God knows you so deeply? If you feel anxious, know you are not alone. I encourage you to pray this, “Father how do you see me?”

3: What is God calling you to do in this season? Share with a friend, and ask for their prayers, encouragement, and accountability.  

Encouragement: God is not looking for your perfection, he is looking for your heart. 2 Corinthians 12:9 says “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."

Recommended Resource: Jonathan David & Melissa Helser’s podcast – Episode: “Unlocking Your Identity”

- Emily

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