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2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
So, what kind of life are you living today: Are you living a life full of love and feelings of empowerment and knowing that you can take on the world and win today, or are you living a life full of fear and doubt and low self-esteem, feeling as though you aren’t sure how to make it through another day? Feelings of failure, self doubt, feeling as though you can never do enough to be truly loved and accepted, worthlessness all are lies of the devil, trying to defeat you and keep you from all God has planned.
God doesn’t want you to live in fear! God loves you more than words can say and when someone truly loves you, they don’t want you to live in fear, they want to build you up to be all God created you to be. God loves you and wants to empower you! He wants you to feel loved, appreciated and able to do all He created you to do. He wants to fill you with His peace, knowing He is there for you and He will carry you through the tough times. He wants to see you succeed and walk in His confidence of all He created you for!
So, if you are living in fear and self doubt, how exactly are you supposed to rise above all of that you ask! Well, depending on what you are living with on a daily basis will determine just how much of a battle you will have, but no matter what, you can resist the lies and overcome! If you are living with someone who is constantly tearing you down, this will take a bit more effort and determination than if it is just you tearing yourself down, but you can do it, God will see you through!
First thing to do is figure out what lies you are believing ~ you hear them all day whether they are from someone else or yourself! There are negative thoughts running through your mind, what are they? Listen and every time you hear one, write it down. At the end of the day take that list and for every negative thing you have either said to yourself or someone else has said to you about you, write down what you know deep down inside Jesus would say about you: “you are loved, you are worth dying for, you are beautiful, you are full of potential, you can accomplish all God created you to accomplish, you are worthy, you are precious, you are special, you can do whatever you set your mind to do!” When you are done ~ tear that list in half and burn the negative side and keep that positive side with you all the time so when the lies come, you can pull it out and read it again! You can do this!
As you work at becoming all you were created to be, know that Satan will fight you with everything he can, because he doesn’t want to see what you may accomplish if you realize your full potential! Keep 2 Timothy 1:7 close and also keep in mind these verses as well: Ephesians 6:10-13, “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against he wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all ~ to stand.” You can stand! He will give you the strength to stand. God doesn’t just want you to survive, He wants to give you the strength to thrive because that is what He created you for! Is it easy? No, that is why it is called a battle! You are fighting for yourself and those you love. Lean on Him, trust Him to give you what you need to win this – you were created to walk in His confidence, as royalty, He created you to succeed as you follow Him in all you do! The best is yet to come!
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent!” Eleanor Roosevelt