- Published: Thursday, 18 October 2018 20:42
- Written by Bethany Looyenga
Last Sunday we visited the church our son and daughter in law attend. We went there to witness our grandaughters dedication. It was a momentous occasion, and we were excited to be there, of course. After her dedication, the paster gave his sermon, and I've been thinking about it all week. So, I decided I would share some thoughts with you. So, the idea of his sermon was to emphasize how we tend to label ourselves and others. He started by asking how it would feel if someone came into your house with a labeler and started to randomly toss labels on all your stuff. Chair. Dog. Table. Husband. Kid. Window. Floor. Nose. Leg. etc... It would be wierd, and probably out of your comfort zone. Yet, most of us at some point have done this very thing. We label ourselves inside our minds. Stupid. Ugly. Not good enough. Unable. etc...Or, we label others, you know how it goes....The conclusion to all of this was that there is only One that has the authority to label us, and that is the Almighty God. If the labels we give ourselves do not align with the truth He has said about us, then it is imperitive that we throw those labels away.
If you catch yourself throwing a label someone else's way, and it's not what God is saying , don't place that label on them. They don't need it. Give them a God label and reinforce His truth in their life.