Several people believe their life is defined by their biggest failure. They believe they are labeled forever as “Adulterer” or “Criminal” or “Addict.” For them most days are filled with shame and guilt.
Other people believe their life is defined by the opportunities they missed. They believe they are labeled forever as “Failure” or “Outsider.” For them most days are filled with longing and regret.
One group of people believe their life is defined by the best moment. They believe they are “the Champion” or the “Hero.” For them most days are good and any hurt is hidden deep inside.
Another group believes their life is defined by what other people think of them. They might be the Hero to some and the Failure to others. For them some days are good and other days are bad. Life is an emotional roller coaster swayed by public opinion.
There is one more option. That is to be defined by what God says about us. There is good news for those of us who find ourselves in one of the categories above and are not happy about it. God can forgive us and make us his children. He labels us a “Loved” or as “His Children” or simply “Forgiven.”
How you feel about your life may depend on who or what you let define you. The difference is huge, but it is up to you.