Summary: Don’t let the world determine who you are, when they look at you, Let God determine who you are!

1 John 3:1-2-Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! Therefore the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is

A violinist noticed that his playing had a hypnotic effect on his audiences. They sat motionless, as though they were in a trance. He found he had the same effect on his friends' pets. Dogs and cats would sit spellbound while he played. Wondering if he could cast the same spell over wild beasts, he went to a jungle clearing in Africa, took out his violin and began to play. A lion, an elephant, and a gorilla charged into the clearing, stopped to listen, and sat mesmerized by the music. Soon the clearing was filled with every kind of ferocious animal, each one listening intently. Suddenly another lion charged out of the jungle, pounced on the violinist, and killed him instantly. The first lion, bewildered, asked, "Why did you do that?" the second lion cupped his paw behind his ear. "What?"

People make assumptions about other people all the time, not really knowing what plan God has for them or even for themselves!

When the brothers stood before his Joseph…He was not a boy, but a man!

Not a dreamer, but a dream fulfilled!

Not a brother, but a prince!

Not a victim, but a victor!

When the world looked at Sarah all they saw was an old woman, But when God looked at her He saw the birth of a nation!

When the world looked at John the Baptist, all they saw was a man clothed in camel’s hair, who ate locusts and wild honey, but Jesus said, “ I say to you, among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist!”

When people saw the woman at the well, all they saw was a woman who had been married five times, God saw the first woman missionary!

Was Jesus this good looking guy, with deep penetrating eyes? Not according to scripture!

Isaiah 53:2-He has no form or comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no beauty that we should desire Him.

He look common, just like everybody else!

But He was special and so are you!!!

In all of these people we have thought about, nearly no one saw their potential but God always does and He wants us to see the potential in ourselves!

Don’t let the world determine who you are, when they look at you, Let God determine who you are!

Let God describe who you are or who you can be!

Don’t let the world predict how you are going to turn out!

Don’t let the world influence you in what you are going to become!

Every seen a couple and you say, “What does she see in him?” You know the way we do when we see Dee and Fred!

We need to focus on the way God sees us!

We need to turn our ears and turn our eyes towards the one who loves us the most!

Your parents don’t love you as much as He does!

Your spouse don’t love you as much as He does!

Your siblings don’t love you as much as He does!

Your children won’t love you as much as He does!

Listen to what scripture says how God feels about you!

Those words of faith, those words of encouragement, those words of strength, those words of courage, those words of determination, let those seeds of faith be planted in your heart and in your mind and let them blossom into the character that God has planed for you to be!!!

Craig Morgan

There's been times I've let my faith run thin

Not been the man I should have been

After all the trouble I've been in, I'da gave up on me

I've lived hard and I've lived fast

Lost things I will never get back

Cause someone to look past all of that

God must really love me

When I look at the miracles around me

At the way that I live and the way He forgives

I know He's up there smiling down on me

And I believe the only reason why I'm still alive is

God must really love me

Wake up and feel you by my side

The perfect girl, the perfect time

And see the way our future shines

God must really love me

When I look at the miracles around me

At the dream that I live and the gift that he gives

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