It is after Christmas, but the festivities are not over! As a matter of fact, because of Christ, there is a constant celebration! And in this blog, I want to encourage and celebrate you whose reading this! I want you to know that you can, you will, and you shall!
When Jesus was born, our identity was born, greatness in and through Him was born, the ability to overcome was born. Victory was born, stability was born, peace was born. I can go on and on! Jesus made it possible for us to overcome.
I know that everyday is not sunny in your soul, and every challenge is not over with overnight, but greater is He who is in you than he that is in the world! This blog is not focusing on doors opening and opportunities coming about, though they will, but I want to focus on being able to live whole, live free, and live in the peace of God.
There is a you God created. That person is free from the distractions of this world. And what they offer of themselves is not only authentic but powerful, potent, and impactful. I challenge you to allow God to unfold His identity in you. Let Him peel the layers of hurt that have been suffocating your growth and well-being.
You are worthy of His love and you are worthy to walk in the freedom Christ died for you to have! The lie is not stronger than His Truth. The illusions are to keep your mind distracted so you won’t see what God has provided for you. I admonish you today to decide to receive and walk in freedom today!
You are uniquely special, an original design, one in whom God has placed a specific identity. You’re not like anyone else and that’s how God intended. Your identity is as unique as your fingerprint.
Insecurity has been here since the beginning of time. It happened between Jacob and Esau, and it still happens today. Unfortunately, we can still exchange our God-given identity for a “pot of soup,” digesting what is not in God’s will for our lives. Believe it or not, it seems easy to stomach the lies now, but when they get into the digestive system of our souls, it becomes very bitter and grows like a disease. It can infect other areas of our lives.
When we try to be like someone else it’s saying that who God has called us to be is not enough. Spiritual plagiarism is copying someone’s every move in an attempt to receive the attention and notoriety they get. But the anointing doesn’t fall on who we pretend to be, only on who we really are in Him.
You are enough just the way God made you. You don’t have to prove anything to anyone. Those who are truly supposed to be in your life will be connected to you because of who you really are, not who you pretend to be.
There are many lessons in nature. It’s amazing what we learn just by watching everything God created be submitted to His will and plan. One of my favorite times of the year is Fall, and something beautiful happens – the leaves change color and begin to drop off the tree over time.
Because there are changes in the length of daylight as well as cooler temperatures, the chlorophyll (food-making substance) breaks down in the leaves. This is what causes the change in leaf color. I’ve learned that there are some things I need to stop feeding. Those things started with internal frustration as an indicator. I didn’t like it, but I still gave life to it. I still tolerated it. I still allowed it. But in the Fall season of life, I’m learning how to let the chlorophyll of my soul stop feeding what is ready to drop.
After the leaves change color, they fall to the ground so in the Spring they can grow new leaves with a fresh food supply. May we understand that the sufferings (giving up, letting go) of this present time is not worthy to be compared to the glory that will be revealed.
What are you holding on to that’s killing you? Can you receive the grace to operate in freedom from that toxic thought or relationship? The Truth has an assignment. Let Him make you free.
Many of us have heard the phrase, “trials come to make you strong.” While this is true, it’s also challenging to have a good attitude while facing a trial. As a matter of fact, hardly any of us would like to go through any trials. But God allows some of them to happen in our lives. They strengthen us for the journey ahead.
What I’ve discovered is that trials make us stronger for the promise that’s coming. When we make our requests known we many times struggle with impatience because we think it should happen in our timing and on our pace. But when it doesn’t, we blame God or accuse Him of not hearing us. The Truth is that He heard our prayers the first time, but we must be strengthened for what we are asking for.
See, the promise has more weight than the trial. It takes responsibility to manage more. It’s not a walk in the park. It’s not some DIY spiritual project. We’re truly being led, groomed, and matured by the Holy Spirit to handle what we’re having faith for. So if there is a promise in your life that has not come to pass yet, count it all joy because the trials you’ve gone through will strengthen you for the manifestation! Selah.