Whatever you were in the middle of doing, but paused in order to read this blog – stop. When you’ve finished reading this paragraph, don’t rush onto the next thing. Don’t send that WhatsApp message or open that Youtube link or that Excel spreadsheet. Don’t go and stick the kettle on or begin folding the laundry. Don’t dive back onto social media to hear about everything your friends are thinking. Don’t scroll down the news feeds to find out what journalists are reporting on today. Just stop. Pause. And consider the truth that you are God’s son/daughter and He loves you. Despite the deluge of facts, opinions and distractions that are in constant motion around you in any given moment, take this moment to reflect on the fact that your life CAN be built on the rock-solid truth that the God of all creation LOVES YOU. Yes, even little old you! His love for you is constant. It’s without end or limit. And it’s the place from which He wants all other aspects of your identity to stem from.
You’ll diminish your true identity if you ever think it can be achieved or built on any other fact.
Chat to Him about it. He longs for you to receive a deeper understanding of this, no matter how much you might think you’ve already grasped it.
Just stop for a moment.