The Labels We Choose
Every day people search the internet for answers. Medical answers. Parenting tips. Cooking instruction. Marriage help. Every day I can see what people type into their search to find our web site.
The top searches in the picture above is pretty much the same each day. It is sobering to think that somewhere, at some moment, in some city, someone typed into Google, “Cheating Pastors” and they were directed to me (Justin). It is tempting to allow those two words to haunt me…to define me.
What are the labels you live with? What would direct a Google search to you if someone knew the deepest parts of your heart?
People will try to label you. But we are the experts at choosing our labels. We love placing labels on ourselves don’t we?
We have mistakes and regrets and baggage that continue to follow us. We think we’ve overcome them and then they show up in a Google search.
Your Heavenly Father has labeled you.
We live out of the labels we allow to define us.
Choose the label God has for you. Your mistakes and past can’t follow you if you allow God to redefine you.
You are His.