God doesn’t form His opinion of you through the opinions of those who know you. He isn’t even influenced by our self-perception. His thoughts about us are shaped by His original purpose for us. He made us for relationship with Him. His mind is unchanged by our failures or even our successes. He only invites us to see ourselves and subsequently our reality as He does.
Every follower of Jesus can rest in the identity of being loved by the Father just as Jesus is loved. When we lay down our tendency to be critical of ourselves and take up God’s view, we can live in perpetual confidence. We can be assured God is working in us and through us. In this place we will be clothed in humility and destiny will be fused into our daily activities.