“I am the LORD your God.” Leviticus 23:22
There are times in life when WE are our own worst enemy. And more often than not it’s all in our head. We sell ourselves short because we fail to believe in the amazing woman God created inside each and every one of us.
Did you know that God Himself created YOU? Yup, He sure did. He knit you together in your mother’s womb so you are fearfully and wonderfully made in His image. In Genesis 2:7 we read that “the LORD God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” While our bodies may have been formed from the dust of the earth, our spirit, the thing that make you YOU, it’s the breath of God. YOU are the breath of GOD!
It’s the Truth, you are His creation. And when you say (or think) negative things about yourself you’re saying them about something God made. Think about that for a minute. If I say, “I can’t do ________.” Then I’m putting a limit on something GOD Almighty made. How do I know what I can and can’t do through God’s power? How do I know God didn’t make me with the ability to do ________? I am made in His image and His Spirit lives in me and gives me power who am I to say that He is not able and willing to do something through me?
God has stirred you about something specific and that stirring won’t go away until you move accordingly. It may be hard but it’ll be GOOD. Right now the voice of God is telling you, “You can do it!”, and the voice of Fear is telling you, “I can’t do that!” Which voice are you going to choose to believe?
You are God’s creation, only God can say what you can and can’t do.
“Lord, I believe that You are my creator and that when you created me you planted within me special gifts, talents and abilities that are unique to me. LORD, please make me more aware of these gifts, talents and abilities and how I may hone them more effectively so that I may then work in them more fully. I want to use them for Your glory LORD, please show me how I can do that. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Ephesians 2:10 “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
1 John 2:27 “The anointing that you received from Him abides in you,”
1 John 4:16 “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
Genesis 1:26-28 “Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.’ So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. And God blessed them.”
Psalm 139 “O LORD, You have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O LORD, You know it altogether. You hem me in, behind and before, and lay Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, it is high; I cannot attain it. Where shall I go from You Spirit? Or where shall I flee from Your presence? If I ascend to heaven, You are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, You are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light about me be night,’ even the darkness is not dark to You; the night is bright as the day, for darkness is as light with You. For You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your words; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in Your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
How precious to me are Your thoughts, O God! How vast the sum of them! If I would count them, they are more than the sand. I awake, and I am still with You.
Oh that You would slay the wicked, O God! O men of blood, depart from me! They speak against You with malicious intent; Your enemies take Your name in vain. Do I not hate those who hate You, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against You? I hate them with complete hatred; I count them my enemies.
Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!”
Jeremiah 6:16 “Thus says the LORD; ‘Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls.”
So funny that I am a few days behind, and yet this is exactly where God wants me to be. This so struck a chord on the prayers we prayed together yesterday.