I was feeling defeated, sad, overcome by all the things that have been happening, here lately. It reminded me of a wind storm, that every time I got all the debris picked up from one storm, another one came right behind it. Most of these were emotional storms, but some are storms of very real circumstances. I’d been praying about it (all) for the last few days, and today the Lord spoke to my heart these words:
“Don’t allow what is happening to become who you are.”
I didn’t understand at first, but he continued: “You feel rejected, that does not mean you are rejected.” Likewise, you can feel sick, but you can still say “Thank you Father I’m healed.” “Sick” is not who you are! IN Me you are healed, in me you are chosen, in me you are not rejected, in me you are not broken-hearted (that’s not who you are) even though you may feel broken-hearted, right now.
Oh, I get it Lord! “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” (2 Corn 5:17). It’s not lying to say I am healed (when you feel sick) or to say “I’m chosen” when you are obviously being or even feeling rejected. It’s not a lie to say “I AM God’s child” when someone is saying you are my child, and “if you don’t act like you think I should, I”m gonna disown you. ”
You can be considered a good friend to God, while someone may feel you have been the worst friend ever, God thinks you are a good servant, while at the same time, some may question your serving abilities. We are a work in progress! The prosecuting attorney that comes at us and has to Point out “You still look sick to me, you still look weak to me, and you look pretty broken and rejected to me,” is the devil himself.
We don’t need reminders of what we are not, we need reminders of WHO WE REALLY ARE!! So if nobody will do it for you, “remind yourself” who you are in Jesus. You are not only loved but Chosen, Treasured, Valued, qualified, not rejected, and maybe a work-in-progress, but a treasured work (of His) none-theless. Do not forget WHO YOU ARE (In HIM). Remind the devil of it daily! People who believe for good things in themselves, tend to manifest good things! People who believe bad things will manifest that as well. Trust me, I know. I’ve done both.
Love to you all! Laura Grace