Don’t Let Low-Lifes Determine Your Identity

Have you ever been labeled? Have you ever been called fat? Meth-head? Drunk? Loser? Stupid? Incapable of amounting to anything? What others call you does not determine your identity. I use the term “low lifes” here not to sink to their level but to call out that they are lowering themselves by calling you these hurtful things.

Maybe you have been labeled by narcissistic parents or a spouse. They get their kicks off making you feel bad while also making you feel like you need them. You do need Jesus, the One who determines your identity. His identity is not based on yours. He has nothing to lose but everything to give.

If you have surrendered your life to Christ, this song says who you are. Let it minister to you.

16 thoughts on “Don’t Let Low-Lifes Determine Your Identity

  1. Thanks for this! This is very pertinent to me as my sister’s partner uses name calling and ridicule of others as humour. My sister thinks it harmless and yet his constant jokes about “fat” people has led to her developing an eating disorder that she is in denial over and causes the family much worry.
    We all must be careful of the words we use to speak of others. Content and intention both play a part.
    A lot of evil can be committed under the guise of “humour”.

      1. Yes it is. I have to tread carefully though as she has said before that if challenged on anything she will cut out all the family from her life. It is as though she is in a cult.

  2. One of my spiritual mentors taught me that no one can make me feel bad…it’s all up to me. I can choose to accept their label of me or not. For those who label me in a negative way, I bless them and I move on. I no longer accept those labels. Life is better this way. Thanks for sharing. ~ Blessings, KK

  3. This post rings truth! In 2018, many people are throwing others under the bus or making others feel bad so they can elevate themselves. It’s saddening, and I pray that those who put others down will find Christ and have their hearts humbled, for we are supposed to lift each other up instead of tearing each other down!

    God bless you! 🙂

  4. I love how Paul says it in Colossians 3; Since, then, you have been raised with Christ . . .
    This is fact he tells us; so as we embrace this identity the Lord died to give us, we see more and more of Him in us when we look in the mirror!
    Blessings,
    Chuck

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