… yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live … (1 Corinthians 8:6).
I want to encourage you today to know what your Heavenly Father says about you.
When you do, you can counteract the threats and thoughts of the enemy with what your Father says.
Then when the enemy comes against you, you can say, “No, you are a liar. I am not that. My Father says that I’m a child of the King. I am created with destiny and filled with His Spirit. And I can do all things through Him who strengthens me!”
Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us (Romans 5:3-5).
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God’” (Matthew 4:4).
In life, there will be struggles and obstacles on our path. This is why it is so important to build ourselves up in God’s Word.
Here are some encouraging truths from His Word that I want to share with you today …
- The facts might say, “Unwanted,” but the truth says, “Before you ever got in that womb, God wanted you” (see Jeremiah 1:5).
- The facts might say, “Unqualified,” but the truth says, “Those whom God calls, He qualifies” (see Romans 8:30).
- The facts might say, “Unknown,” but the truth says, “He knows the number of hairs on your head” (see Luke 12:7).
When you build your life on the truth of God’s Word, your foundation will be unshakeable.
So build yourself on His Word today!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11).
The rest of your days can be the best of your life. Why?
Because of Jesus Christ!
No matter what happened in your past, you can move into the future that He has for you. His plans for you are good and not for evil. They’re to prosper you and not to harm you.
Stop looking back and start looking forward; the rest of your days can be the best of your days!
… for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith (1 John 5:4).
Because of what Jesus has done, you have victory.
What you’ve done in the past does not define you. Your identity does not come from your struggles; your identity comes from God!
Make it your aim today not to dwell on the past, but to focus on what God says you are:
You are VICTORIOUS!