I'm Proud Of You

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"I am completely confident and incredibly proud of you…" - 2 Corinthians 7:4 (VOICE)

“I’m proud of you!” Young, elderly, married, single, parents, children, every man and every woman looks forward to hearing those words from people in our lives. We live and strive to have people look at us with pride. In many cases, our self worth is tied to hearing those words. With that said, do you do you think God is proud of you? The answer is yes! God is proud of you and when He sees you, He has nothing but joy and delight. He is happy to call you sons and daughters. He's looking forward to your success in this world and only has high hopes for you. 

Why is God proud of you? Is it your money? Is it your nationality? Maybe it's your good looks? No, it's none of these. God is proud of you because you are His children. Yes, its that simple. Remember the story of Jesus being baptized? Right after the baptism The Father said these words, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3:17) Before Jesus did any type of preaching, healing the sick or casting out demons, God declared His sonship and that He was pleased with Him. The same goes for you because as Jesus was in this world so are you. 

What does this mean? It means no matter what takes place always remember what God thinks of you and how he feels about you. Never feel condemned or allow others to condemn you. Encourage yourself with the words, "God is proud of me." Walk and talk like God is proud of you. If you do this, you will have the confidence and strength to do all that God has planned for you. 

Patrick Keller