God made us, and we are His. He is Creator; we are created.
We were made by Him for Him, for relationship with Him and to glorify Him.
It is not we who define ourselves, it is He who defines us.
What is critical is not how we see ourselves, it is how He sees us.
No matter what we say, no matter what we do, nothing can change the fact that this world --every person, every creature, every single thing-- belongs to Him. He has created us, and He has chosen us.
We are His. Period.
Now do we choose Him in return?
Well, that is a topic for another day ♥