For decades, society has taught us to hide our weaknesses. From plastic surgery to cyberbullying and catfishing, people all over the world are afraid to be themselves.
Because of the internet, we have access to one another like never before. We can share what we are eating, where we are going, and what we are currently doing – all in real time. We have trained ourselves to share our lives with millions of people on a daily basis, leaving us vulnerable to receive comments and criticism from people who may or may not even know us.
Thanks to the internet, we are always in a constant state of viewing and comparing our lives to others.
Due to the constant scrutiny of social media pressure, we subconsciously begin to allow other people’s opinions change our perspectives of ourselves and others. Although we may see or read hurtful words from a computer or phone screen, let’s be honest, words can hurt.
All of a sudden, we become “not successful enough”, “not pretty enough”, not “popular enough” or any of the other lies we begin to tell ourselves. Despite what others may think or say about us – whether good or bad – their opinions about you don’t matter. What matters is what God says about you.
So you also are complete through your union with Christ, who is the head over every ruler and authority. Colossians 2:10
When you begin to feel less than or inadequate, remember that the bible tells you that you are complete in Christ. Because God is all-powerful, your union with Him gives you the advantage over any situation you may
In spite of what the world says, remember what God says. The Word tells you that with Christ, you are:
- Complete (Colossians 2:10)
- Made Whole (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
- Loved (John 16:27)
- Blessed (Ephesians 1:3)
When you begin to feel “less than” remember to whom you belong.
When you accepted Jesus Christ into your heart, His Spirit came to live within you making you whole. He has all authority over every power from hell, so no longer do you have to struggle with negative feelings of any kind. His power is working through you, and with Him, you have all the help and strength you need.
But whoever is united with the Lord is one with him in spirit. 1 Corinthians 6:17
By filling our hearts with the truth of God’s Word, we start to depend on what He says instead of how we feel. You have to learn to lean on Him when you are weak and allow His peace to overtake you when you start to feel anxious or upset. As we prepare our hearts for the new year, remember that through Him you are complete, so be confident and trust that His love for you has made you whole.