THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
GOD’S APPROVAL IS NOT BASED ON YOUR PERFORMANCE…..
Today’s Scripture DOESN’T say, “God approves you as long as you don’t make any MISTAKES and don’t have any WEAKNESSES.” No, He APPROVED you before you were formed in your mother’s WOMB. This means He approves you WITH those weaknesses and DESPITE those shortcomings. You’re NOT defective; you’re not a MISTAKE. When God CREATED you, He called you a MASTERPIECE. He stepped back and said, “That was VERY GOOD.”
We ALL have flaws and weaknesses. A lot of times we think we can’t feel GOOD about ourselves until we do everything RIGHT. If we resist the TEMPTATION, if we bite our TONGUE, if we’re more PATIENT, THEN we believe God will approve us. The TRUTH is, there’s nothing you can DO to make God love you MORE. His APPROVAL is not based on your PERFORMANCE; it’s based on your RELATIONSHIP. He handPICKED you. He chose YOU before you could choose HIM. Since God APPROVES you, why don’t you start approving YOURSELF? Why don’t you start feeling GOOD about who you ARE?
Jeremiah 1:5, AMP
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you [and approved of you as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I consecrated you…