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Ignite Purpose is all about activating your faith, so you can live and love like Jesus.  Each week, these practical messages are meant to encourage readers to act on what they’ve watched and read.  Click here to learn more.

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What’s In A Name?

When it comes to identity, there is a lot of power in a name. If you were given a name based on things that were true about you, what would your name be? Throughout Scripture, the concept of identity or naming is very important to God. Naming demonstrates authority and it also reveals intimacy and happens in the context of relationships.

Pride & Low Self-Esteem

A person who is sure of their identity in Christ never has to “prove” anything to anyone! Those who are confident and know who they are don’t have to brag, look down on others to make themselves feel better, boast, or be defensive when criticized. They can handle it. They are humble. They can admit when they are wrong. They know they are not better than anyone else. To remove pride, just stop comparing yourself with others. If you don’t compare yourself with others, then you won’t have low self-esteem and you won’t have the temptation to be proud!

Learning to Receive

I’m coming to realize that God wants to bless me beyond measure and being able to receive a gift with gratitude is a sign of a healthy, humble spirit, which is also pleasing to Him. Both pride and low self-esteem prevent us from participating in all God has for us! So, this year, learn how to receive ALL God has for you.  Accept His love and all that comes with that!

Perfection, Where Does it End?

If we are honest with ourselves, a major driving force of perfectionism is the underlying desire for people to see us as ‘good.’ We have good intentions, but we’re not so sure how other people see us. Do they know how hard we are trying? Do they know how much we care? How much we are willing to give up to succeed at whatever it is we feel called to do? Isn’t it a relief to know that God didn’t measure us on these standards? He knew that we were sinners and yet He still chose to make the ultimate sacrifice for us.  Whose standards will you strive to live up to?

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