9/9/13 THINK vs KNOW
Who do you think you are? versus Who do you know yourself to be!
Who I think I am and who I know myself to be is very vastly different from what is thought, versus what is known!
Who I think I am is subject to change, based on influences which have variables, any mindset fixed on that default is subject to periodic mishaps. So, I’ve learned not to define myself by my own thoughts or emotions, for the fact that these senses are not always rational. Situations & circumstances can color and or distort reality from time to time. The plans of the wicked might sew in a vine BUT it is always discovered & uprooted, never allowed to populate that garden of truth!
If I always listened to myself about me, I might never have learned from a mistake, forgiven a transgression or grown out of adversity. I might also never have learned to staunchly face injustice square in the face, draw the red line and occupy my God given space.
I know who I am through the Holy Word of God, He who spoke the world into existence, who knew me as I was formed in the womb, has spoken His mandates over me. Imparting the character of the impeccable, a heart for the things of Him, hands ready and busy at His work, a warrior who fearlessly stands against the enemy. A woman, a pearl of priceless value who sets the bar very high while maintaining a very low threshold for nonsense. Kindness and integrity walk twain in my spirit. Fierce opposition and the sword of righteousness have an outlet through my words. I am a child of the KING, His royal Princess, daughter of the Most High…the center of His eye is upon me. Anointed, appointed, transformed and equipped. Refined, guarded and galvanized to withstand & to conquer! Unshakeable! Committed, loyal and in Love with the lover of my soul!
Allow God to define you, rule number one is Gods defining is not some open to interpretation fantastical dilution it’s wholly sound, benevolent and fruit bearing. Listen, if there’s no one around to be your chearing squad, you’re just gonna have to do this for yourself, so lets replace Satans lies & the worlds misguided dialogue and start speaking things like this over ourselves! Here are a few examples….
I am who He says I am, I become ALL of this when I let go of everything that I think myself to be! When I surrender myself to Jesus It is through that daily sacrifice where permission is obtained, It comes with a price but the dividends are eternal!
I pray for any who wrongfully come against all of that. Lord, please bless my adversaries that they would be equipped to be a blessing and Not grow weary in doing Good, but rather choose that direction. As, I pray for myself, Lord Bless me to be that blessing unto others. Let not the plans of thine enemies come up against me. He that contends with me, …also contends with thee!
Lord, I also pray for those who seek Faith, lead them and reveal to them Your ultimate and singular authority to SAVE & Your omniscient ability to SERVE. Let every truth of You be so crystal clear that there is nothing able to camouflage or imposter it. Open the eyes of individuals that interpersonal bias has no foothold, Your Holy word is truth and all things either line up with it or they do not.
“Eph 4:11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:.”
“Col 1:28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: 29 Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.”
“John 15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. 7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, —“
“John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. 24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
“Psa 4:3 But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him. 4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.”
“Rom 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified. 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can beagainst us?”