Are you into wearing labels on your clothing? Would you buy a designer’s label even though the style doesn’t look good on you? Do you buy labels that your budget can’t afford? I know that I have, and for good reason, or so I thought at the time. I wanted to fit in with the crowd. Unfortunately, I’ve also worn labels within me that wasn’t the right label to wear also. In reality, the label I was wearing within was what I based my self-worth on.
Perhaps you can relate to what I am saying. Ask yourself these questions:
- Am I wearing a Performance label that says I must meet certain standards in order to feel good about myself?
- Am I wearing an Approval label that says I must be approved by certain others in order to feel good about myself?
- Am I wearing a Blame label that says because of something in my past I am unworthy of love and deserve to be punished?
- Am I wearing a Shame Label that says I am what I am; I cannot change; I am hopeless. Perhaps we should change our wardrobe within, dispense with the labels, and label ourselves the way God sees us which is: fully pleasing, totally accepted, deeply loved, and absolutely complete in Him. Only then can we become the woman God created us to be.