Being rooted and grounded in your identity in Christ is so important. It gives meaning to life, it gives us security and peace like none other, and it gives us the seal of approval that no one and nothing else can grant us. Often, either through the voices of others or even our own, we hear lies. We convince ourselves, perhaps without even realizing it, of things that simply aren’t true. So, with that in mind, here are 8 Things God Will Never Say To You.
1. You’re Not Loved
John 3:16 is probably one of the most famous verses from the Bible. It says, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
These words are life changing. It shows us that God made the perfect sacrifice and paid the perfect price in His perfect love to win you over. He gave everything for you. He didn’t do things half-heartedly; He went all out, so that you could be in His presence for the rest of your life, both on this earth and in Heaven. There is no limit to His love - it is boundless, it is overflowing, it is infinite - and He freely pours it over you in adoration.
2. You Aren’t Worthy
God wouldn’t have made the perfect sacrifice to make a way for you to come into His presence if He didn’t think you were worth it. “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Matthew 10:29-31 NIV) God keeps the world running like clockwork; if He thinks the simple birds are worth looking after, He also thinks that you are worth looking after, too.
3. I Regret Saving You
As the previous two points have shown, God loves you far beyond you could ever imagine. It would be completely against His nature to say He regrets saving you. Maybe you think that you’ve messed up too much since being saved, or you aren’t being a good enough Christian. Whatever has happened since your salvation, God doesn’t regret saving you at all. The thing He wants most is for you to be in relationship with Him, and when that happens He will never, ever regret it.
4. You Aren’t Behaving Well Enough
Ephesians 2:8 (NIV) says, “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast.” If we couldn’t earn our way to God by doing good things, that also means that He doesn’t judge our righteousness based on our behavior.
He knows that we are broken in our human nature, but He provided the perfect way to come to know Him - Jesus. And, He promises to work in us, change us, and restore us. His main priority is loving you, not how well you behave. The thing He wants above all else is your heart, not your good works. It is still true that the more time we spend with God, the more He changes us to be like Him and the Bible tells us to pursue righteous living, but it never was about our behavior and it never will be - it is solely, completely, and utterly about Jesus.
5. You Aren’t Beautiful
Psalm 139 is often used to prove how incredibly designed, created, and beautiful humans are. We have used this passage so often (which is great!), but I feel that we may have overlooked it a little. There is so much depth to it! It says that God knows us; the Creator of Heaven and Earth, the One who hung the stars in the sky, He knows us. He created our inmost being, He knows us better than anyone else, and He is closer than our breath. And because it was Him who created us, it means that we are inherently beautiful, because God is inherently perfect.
We are flawed because of the fall, because we choose to go our own way. But that doesn’t mean that we aren’t beautiful. It doesn’t erase the fact that we are created in God’s image, meaning that every single good thing in us comes from Him. We are so beautiful. I believe the world would be a better place if we truly realized and believed who we are, where we come from, and that the One who keeps the universe in the palm of His hand knows us and declares that we are so wonderfully made.
6. No One Cares About You
God created us to know Him, and He wouldn’t have done so if He didn’t care about us. He cares about the most mundane aspects of our life as much as He cares about the huge decisions we must make. 1 Peter 5:7 (NIV) says, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” It’s pretty simple. God cares for you, and He wants you to cast all of your anxiety onto Him. He doesn’t expect you to bring neat little prayers to Him that don’t really get to the heart of the issue. He wants you to shout at Him, to tell Him exactly what you are thinking and feeling; He wants you to sob into His shoulder, He wants it all. The Message translation puts it well: “Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
7. You Won’t Encounter Difficulties In Life
One of the many misconceptions about the Christian life is that everything will be perfect once you have come to know Jesus. This is simply not true. In fact, it’s probably the complete opposite of the truth. It is highly likely that life will seem to be more difficult - more spears will be thrown in your direction, there will be more hurdles to jump, and there will be many a time when you will beaten down by the words of others. Jesus Himself said,
“I’ve told you these things to prepare you for rough times ahead. They are going to throw you out of the meeting places. There will even come a time when anyone who kills you will think he’s doing God a favor. They will do these things because they never really understood the Father. I’ve told you these things so that when the time comes and they start in on you, you’ll be well-warned and ready for them.”
(John 16:1-4 MSG)
Jesus tells us that life will not be easy. But, later on in this chapter of scripture He says something incredible:
“I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.” (John 16:33 MSG)
When we are rooted and grounded in our identity in Christ, anything and everything can be thrown our way and we will still be able to stand, take heart, and say that Jesus has already conquered the world for us.
8) You’ve Gone Too Far
There is no end to God’s love. Paul prays in Ephesians that we may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height - to know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. (Ephesians 3:18-19 NKJV) Since there is no end to God’s love, there is also no place you can go that takes you out of His love.
You literally can’t get away from it. You can never reach a place that takes you too far away to be redeemed. 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7 tells us that God’s love is patient, kind, does not dishonor others, is not easily angered, keeps no record of wrongs, and it always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres (among many other beautiful qualities). This is a game changer. The whole cosmos is filled with God’s love, which is to say that you will never be able to out-run it.
God told them, “I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love!"
(Jeremiah 31:3 MSG)
Alice is 18 and from England. She gave her life to Jesus about 5 years ago, and was baptized in July 2015. She feels that she is called to creative evangelism after receiving many prophecies from various people. She's a keen musician, photographer, writer, and speaker, and she hopes to involve all of these passions when sharing the love of Jesus to the world. She looks forward to moving to a city to attend university, engrossing herself in youth culture and wider communities.