Take a look in the mirror. Believe it or not, the person looking back at you was created by God. As the Bible puts it, “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him” (Genesis 1:27). That means you were formed and given life by the One who made the universe. You are God’s masterpiece, His handiwork, created as the one and only you. And not just created and forgotten about, but known for who you are:
“O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar,” one Bible writer said in Psalm 139:1-2.
Your identity doesn’t just lie within your appearance or accomplishments. Your true identity was given to you by the One who made you—just as your fingerprints are all over the things you do and create.
And yet, each one of us is guilty of going against our Maker, deciding to go our own way instead of choosing His best for us. We have rejected the identity He gave us. That rebellion—called sin—separates us from God. It’s like our mirror has a crack running down the middle, our image shattered by the ugly scars of sin.
But God wants to change all that. He doesn’t want you to be limited by the way the world defines you. He doesn’t label you by your race, gender, finances, job or accomplishments. He wants to restore your real identity. He wants you to look in the mirror and see someone God created and loves just the way you are.
“I have called you by name, you are mine. … You are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you” God says (Isaiah 43:1, 4).
God’s love for you is so great that He made a way to mend our broken relationship with Him. That’s through Jesus, who takes our sin and shame away so that when God looks at us, He doesn’t see our sin, but instead sees a new identity: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
With Jesus in your life, you’re free to be yourself—the way you were created to be. With Jesus, you’re now defined as a child of the perfect, loving God.
Learn to see yourself as God sees you. Begin a relationship with Him today.
Step 1 – God’s Purpose: Peace and Life
Step 2 – The Problem: Our Separation from God
Step 3 – God’s Bridge: The Cross
Step 4 – Our Response: Receive Christ
"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."
Did you pray this prayer?