When the children of Israel went in to spy out the nation God had promised to them they saw the giants, which provoked their minds to fear. In Numbers 13:33, the children of Israel said, “We were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” But that is not really how the inhabitants of the land viewed them. Their reputation as warriors and the reputation of their God had preceded them. The inhabitants dreaded their arrival.
The real problem wasn’t how the inhabitants viewed them. It was how they viewed themselves. We do the same thing; we project our insecurities. We assume others see us the same way we see ourselves. Thomas Cooley said, “I’m not who you think I am; I’m not who I think I am. I am who I think you think I am.”
When the way we see ourselves is based on our new identity in Christ we project confidence, peace and strength, regardless of how others view us. CLICK HERE to join me this week and begin breaking free from the control of what you think others think about you!