The second thing Satan said to Jesus was, “Since you are God’s Son, jump.” That meant, prove your Father values You and values the purpose in You. However, God had publicly affirmed Jesus when He said, “This is My beloved Son in whom I’m well pleased.” So, Satan couldn’t make Jesus test His own affirmation and worth because Satan couldn’t make Him doubt it. Many people grow up never being affirmed. No authority figure or nurturer or friend ever takes the time to declare their worth and affirm them. That is sad, but it does not have to be terminal. If you haven’t had the affirmation needed to have a solid sense of self-worth, you can still decide to be a victim of that and never get where you were born to go, or you can overcome it.
(This is the eleventh excerpt from Kathy’s article “Seeing Us The Way God Sees Us” which was published in SEEC Magazine. Excerpts will be posted Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Previous excerpts may be read by scrolling down this page. The audio CD of this message is entitled “Free To Be.”)
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