Do you ever receive fake Facebook friend requests?
I love social media and enjoy keeping up with my friends over the years, but don’t like the barrage of friend requests from people who aren’t legitimate. Someone has pirated his or her image and photos then created a Facebook page. It’s always a true sign that it’s bogus if they have only been on Facebook for a short time, don’t have many friends and post numerous photos of themselves, sometimes standing by a military tank.
Delete friend request.
Yesterday on Twitter, a well-known ministry leader followed me and for a split-second, I thought that was cool until I examined the pastor’s home page. I found he only had a handful of followers and had only been active on Twitter for a short time. The real ministry person had 100,000 followers and followed very few himself. Yup. Someone pirated his image and was tweeting as if they were he. It was another case of stolen identity.
Has someone ever tried to steal your identity?
I am no longer speaking about social media. I am talking about the person you were created to be.
Has anyone ever attempted to confiscate your joy?
Your royal position as a child of God?
1 Peter 2:9 says, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”
If you’ve accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, you are a daughter or son of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords, created in the image of your loving heavenly Father. No one else can offer that It’s a deal that’s sealed in heaven.
Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you” (John 14:27).
Galatians 5:22–23 promises that joy is one of the fruits of the spirit. It’s yours for the taking!
So if you’re feeling low today, ask God to remind you of whom you were created to be, and claim it. There’s only one you, uniquely designed by God for his pleasure. Now that’s real.
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