If you are struggling to be who God has made you to be, you need to realize your true identity as a follower of Christ. He has made you new, so stop getting angry with yourself for not being who you want to be. That only gets you farther out of faith. Instead of thinking that you are not what you need to be, get up every morning and say, “I am a child in God’s family, and I am destined to do awesome things for Him.”

But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. ~ John 1:12

One day a man found a newborn lion cub orphaned on the African savannah. He felt sorry for the little cub, so he brought it home and added it to his poodle’s litter.
As the lion grew, he thought he was a poodle. When the man disciplined his dogs, he would roll up a newspaper and give them a slap on the behind. At full-grown size, the lion still cowered at the sight of the newspaper, even though he could take the man out with one swat.

One day the lion was walking through the yard when he heard the sound of a full-grown African lion roaring in the wild. His hair stood up on the back of his neck as the sound of that lion called to who he really was inside. He wasn’t a poodle; He was a lion who only thought he was a poodle. Would this lion need to pray, “Oh God, please change me into a lion”? Would he need to pray for lion’s claws, teeth or speed? No, he is already a lion. He just needs to believe it, right? He needs to realize his true identity.

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I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him. If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32. He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips. I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS! I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE! Please share this blog with others to encourage them for the glory of God! Ministry: Lost Sheep Ministries on Facebook

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