If we are going to rise to the next level and if we are going to become everything God has intended us to be, then we have to begin to remove the labels that have become strongholds in our lives. The labels people give us and that we give ourselves remind us of who we are not. God did not make a mistake when He made us; we were created the way we are for a reason. We are His masterpieces and we are children of the Most High God. What we must remember is that the number one reason people say hurtful things or label us is either because they are jealous, due to insecurities in their own life, or because they want to bring us down to their level. They believe in doing so; it will make them feel bigger. We are not what people call us, but we are what we answer to, so we must focus on what God says about us: I can do all things through Christ, I am strong in the Lord, Your favor surrounds me like a shield, and Your mercy and goodness follow me wherever I go.
God is waiting to restore us if we are willing to wear the right labels. He is the God of second chances; His mercy is from everlasting to everlasting and His calling will never leave our lives. Jesus came to lift the fallen, restore the broken, and to heal the hurting and even though people may give up on us; God never will. We are restored, redeemed, empowered, equipped, anointed and no weapon formed against us will prosper. It doesn’t matter what has been spoken into our life or who spoke it; God has the final say. God alone knows the plans He has for us and they include plans to prosper us and to give us a hope and a future, not to harm us. Nothing in your past can keep you from your God given destiny so look to God because He is waiting to pour out His abundant blessings into your life.
Love this, Jeff…..thank you for your inspiring words!
God told me that I am strong. He told me some proof based on the bible. We were created in His image, and that if He is strong, we are strong, yet we still need Him. I came to Him in worry, and he brought me peace, with the help of Jesus. We are strong, but we still need God. Needing God doesnt mean we are weak, it just means that life is really tough.