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How you answer the “what does God think about me” question is not just one of the most important questions for your consideration, but it also sets the trajectory for your life.
Whether you are an atheist or a seasoned believer, your life is defined by how you think about God. The reason for this is that God created us in His image. It does not matter if you believe in God or not, you are an image-bearer.
What other kind of person would you add to this list? How does their view of God affect them? If you’re not on my list, will you answer the question about God’s view of you and how it sets the course of your life?
I asked a friend how God sees her, and without hesitation, she said, “Not good.” Her understanding of God is that God connects her behavior to His pleasure. If she is not performing to her perspective of God’s expectations, then the Lord is not pleased with her.
She does not understand the purpose and point of the gospel of Christ. It is not unusual for folks from conditional relationships, i.e., authoritarian fathers or legalist religious systems, to have a skewed view of God’s view of them. There are two common reactions:
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