#10 Prayer Journey —Voices

From December 28 – January 6, there will be a countdown of the top ten most viewed posts in 2021. Today is #10, originally posted April 12, 2021.

People speak to me and tell me who to be. They try to cloth me with something that covers who I am in you dear God. Who they say I should be does not quite fit right. Can I find comfort in who you made me to be dear God? You hand crafted me; made me in your image; made me for your purposes; placed me here at this moment in time. Yet I often do not conform to your ways, but rather the ways of others, the ways of the world. Help me dear God to be who you want me to be. Help me to be who you designed me to be. Help me to be who I truly am in you and not in what others say I should be. May your voice resonate within me and deflect the voices that tell me I am something other than who you designed me to be. Help me to find peace in who you made me to be.

© 2021 CGThelen

For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well. – Psalm 139:13-14 (NASB)

19 thoughts on “#10 Prayer Journey —Voices

  1. Your top ten posts of 2021 is a great idea, CG. You run your site like a well oiled machine; we readers always know what to expect. #10 here really speaks to my natural people pleasing tendencies. I pray often for God to help me always look to please Him first. Thank you for your blog ministry. Again, your excellent content, consistency, and brevity are much admired and appreciated! God’s best to you in 2022.

    1. Thanks for the encouragement, David. I continue to be amazed by how God continues to provide me with content and ideas. I feel like this blog is the culmination of the skills I learned over 30+ years working in marketing. It has taught me that even though I’m advanced in years, God can still use me. There’s a book I recommend, “Rooted” by Banning Liebscher, that talks about how God works over time to deepen our roots to serve Him better in the future. Our experiences in life, as frustrating as they can be, are often part of that growing process.

      Thanks again for your encouraging words and for reading.

  2. “In you I find my worth, in you I find my identity.” This line from the Lauren Daigle song You Say hits home for me just as the words you have written here do.

    It can be so tempting to subconsciously fall into the trap of finding fault in others, or believing there is some wrong that has been done to us, that we forget what really matters. That we are saved by Jesus, and peace is in available to us when we follow Him.

    Thank you for sharing this. 🙏

  3. Amen. I have been asking the Lord to help me to focus on who HE says I am. Your prayer is beautiful and much needed. Thank you very much.

  4. Wow, do I ever relate to that prayer. I move back home to retire. Seems everyone brought out an old set of “Gary” clothes for me to wear. Clothes for roles I don’t play anymore (or play differently)., and they are many sizes off. Is there such a thing as a spiritual clothes rummage sale?

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