Read Galatians 1:10-12

Have you ever thought you hated something only to find out later you kind of like it? For years, I hated grilled chicken. I thought it was gross. Turns out, I had simply had a bad batch of grilled chicken, and, when I tasted grilled chicken again, it turned out I really liked it. We can often find ourselves guilty of assigning labels to something and operating under that assumption without testing it.

Unfortunately, we do this to ourselves sometimes as well. At one point or another, we all have allowed a label to define us. Maybe in school you were a jock, nerd, or geek. Maybe you’ve defined yourself by your job, your weight, your looks, or any number of other things. We all have a label we allow to negatively define us, and we all have labels we try to live up to that’s just not right for us.

God’s plan for us was never to be defined by these labels. We are valuable to Him because He loves us…not because of some label we gave ourselves or one someone else gave us. Stop allowing labels to define you and allow God to.


Today’s Reading: 1 Corinthians 10]]>