I absolutely hate the phrase “damaged goods”, especially when referring to ourselves or anyone else.
This is what I believe about issues: When we surrender them to God, we not only open the door to conquering them, but we also unlock the gate to our true purpose in life. Where the enemy of our soul tries to shame us, the power of God wants to shine through us.
We are lights that burn brighter because we have survived the darkest of nights.
We are not what happened to us.
We are not what was spoken over us.
We are not the sum of our past mistakes.
We are not going to become the things we fear the most.
We are loved. Forgiven. Chosen. No more damaged goods talk, okay? Instead, say this:
“I am a child of God.” (John 1:12)
“I will not be condemned by God, I have been set free from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:1-2)
“I am God’s workmanship created to produce good works.” (Eph 2:10)
This. This is who you are. Shine bright, baby!