I was talking with a friend of mine the other day and I made the statement about not accepting labels that are put on you. I am talking about those labels that are meant to be hurtful, or shameful. For example; “You’re stupid!” You may not be as smart as others, but you are definitely not stupid.
The world tends to label those that appear to be different, those that don’t fit the “norm”, or what they think you should be. Did you know that our Father says that you are a unique creation, marvelously breathtaking? Psalm 139:14 “I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex! Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking. It simply amazes me to think about it! How thoroughly you know me, Lord!” TPT. That is, you!
We have a decision, a choice. We can accept and believe what the world, or even what we say about ourselves, or we can accept, receive, believe, and trust what Father God says about us.
- I am sick – No I am healed
I Peter 2:24 “He Himself carried our sins in His body on the cross so that we would be dead to sin and live for righteousness. Our instant healing flowed from His wounding.” TPT
2. I am a sinner – No I am the Righteousness of God
II Corinthians 5:21 “Christ never sinned! But God treated Him as a sinner, so Christ could make us acceptable to God.” CEV
3. I am an addict – I have been set free
II Corinthians 3:17 “The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Lord’s Spirit is, there is freedom.” Does His spirit live inside you? If yes, then you have been set free. It is time to walk in that freedom
4. I am stupid – No, I have the mind of Christ I Corinthians 2:16 “We have the mind of Christ.”
Let me talk for a moment about that last statement. What I am about to say covers it all. I remember a day where I was going through the house, mad at myself saying; “Stupid, stupid, I am so stupid!” I heard the Lord say; “I am not stupid”. I looked up and informed Father that I was not talking about Him. I have to say here that I felt I made my case by arguing with Him, but He quickly reminded me that He is the “I AM!” and His Spirit resided in me. I was making a declaration about myself that went against the Word of God. If God resides in us, if the Great I AM is in us then how can we declare, or anyone else, that we are something that He is not?
I am His child, and the apple of His eye. I am healed and made whole. He has set me free. He knew me before the foundation of this world, and He still chose to call me His own. For it is by Him that I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am a unique creation, marvelously breathtaking. AND, so are you!
Blessings to all