At times, situations and what people say project themselves on who we are. Sometimes we give that little hurtful comment by a friend, or a situation which may push us to the verge, or that negative, self-critical thought more than a bit of attention. Other times, we can get caught up in the same situations, on the opinions of others, or our flaws, fears, or seeming inabilities or even let the past catch up.
When these things happen to us, we must not let it define us or determine who we are. We may not choose what happens to us, but we can choose our response. We can choose to rise above the situation, to forgive, to let go, to believe the best, to keep the good fight of faith! Remember, we stand approved and validated by God! We can choose not to conform to these things which project upon us, but be transformed!
Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].
Rom 8: 31 - 34
If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died —more than that, who was raised to life —is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
- Jo Voon