I don’t care who you are, what kind of past you have, or what you did last night; any moment or any day now, you can decide to live a better life. You may not have known your worth before, but you know now, so you can decide to raise your standards according to His purpose, bc now you know who you are & WHOSE you are! Don’t let anybody tell you, you can’t do something bc of your mistakes. Ppl often hold on to who you used to be, bc they’re afraid of who you’ll become! In fact, who you already are! They constantly condemn you, in hopes that you’ll feel inadequate enough to not go any further than where you are. They don’t want to support the small beginning bc they know where it leads! They know what you’re capable of, so they have to keep reminding you of your short comings, just to make themselves feel like they’re better than you, when really they just “sin better” 😉 They may not have that problem, but they’ve got this one! See, what it is, is envy. They don’t want you to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Yeah, they’ll help you, just good enough to where you have the weapons, but you don’t know how to win the fight. So right when they see you struggling, they leave you hanging, or they talk about you knowing you’re new to this!! But they fear that if they show you the technique, you’ll outshine them. You’ll level up & move on without them. But they messed up when they didn’t do their research on you. See, they just thought you were an old, shiny rock, but what they failed to realize was that you were a diamond in the rough! They think by adding fuel to the fire that they’re hurting you. Applying all that pressure & they’re really just preparing you! So don’t even worry about those ppl that have so much to say. They’re just talking bc they know you’re a threat. They know what you possess. Them trying to put you down is only building you up. So let them overlook you, underestimate you, & try & shame you for what you’ve done. God has already forgiven you, which means you can move forward like it never even happened!!! He’ll turn your mess into a message. Yes, you’ll fall again, but don’t stay there. Get back up, learn from it, & move on to the next level. Don’t listen to those outside voices & don’t allow ppl to speak their insecurities over your life! Know who you are in God & hold on to it! You have purpose!!!! Absolutely no one can take that from you.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, I decree & declare Your plan over my life. Plans to prosper me & not harm me. Plans to give me hope & a future. (Jeremiah 29:11) Lord, give me the strength to block out all the negative opinions of others. Help me to see myself the way You see me. (1 Peter 2:9) I know that temptations of my past will come up, but Lord You said in Your word that You won’t put more on me than I can bear, & when I am tempted, You will also provide a way out. (1 Corinthians 10:13) Lord, grant me the wisdom to see that way out, & the discipline to take it. Forgive me Lord, for accepting less than what You have promised me. Now that I know better, I will no longer dim my light just to make others comfortable. Lord, forgive those who short change me, belittle me, & only come to make me feel less than. I pray that they find You just like I did, so that we all win. Lord, I pray this prayer in expectancy & belief that my life has made a turn for the better, even now. In Your son Jesus’ name, Amen.
More scriptures to live by:
- Romans 15:13
- John 15:16
- Proverbs 18:21