Day 1: You are Made in God’s Image
So God created mankind in his own image,
in the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
Genesis 1:27 (NIV)
The One who is capable of doing all things, created YOU in His image. Yes, you. There is absolutely no coincidence that this beautiful truth is in the first chapter of the Bible. This means that this has been true since the very beginning of time. You are apart of God’s creation that He calls good. You matter. You are important to Him. You were created in His image.
Even on the days when you’re not feeling like you’re good enough, remember that you were made in the image of God and not in the image of fear, doubt, or insecurity. It doesn’t matter what you’ve been told or what you’ve started to believe about yourself, these things do not create your value or your worth. Even when you feel like you can’t measure up to your family’s expectations of you or the expectations of the person you’re in a relationship with, or even the expectations you have for yourself, you must continue to cling to the One who is breathing life in to you on a daily basis.
Don’t let your mind be filled with images of what modern culture says you should be. Don’t be consumed by the images in your mind that leave you constantly wondering if you would feel more valuable if you had been married and had kids by now, or if you were as successful as your siblings or the people you graduated high school with. These are the kind of images that the enemy wants us to hone in on, but these are not the images that God created you in. He created you in HIS image. You are HIS creation. So don’t let anything in this world take your eyes off of the beautiful truth that your value doesn’t come from anything or anyone in this world but Him, the One who created you.
Biblical context + further reading: Genesis 1:26-29
Daily Challenge: Write down today’s passage in a personal way:
So God created [YOUR NAME] in his own image,
in the image of God he created [HER];
he created [HER].