7. Reject lies
We may feel inferior because we got caught in the compare snare. We covet gifts others show off. We focus on what we can’t do, don’t have or shouldn’t try. That mindset emphasizes the negative. They blind us from seeing beyond our flaws. That’s because they are the deceptions courtesy of Satan. He cheers each time we believe him. But we triumph when we declare that we are who God says we are. We are how He sees us. We have the potential of which He spoke before we were born. We expect the best because that’s what He will give.
And we rest in the arms of His love because, “He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.” Zephaniah 3:17
And it’s in His singing that I found the melody of confidence. No more slave to the poor-me mentality. My blindness didn’t define me, dictate my path or determine my destiny. God did.
And He determines yours too. In your weakness, He’s strong. In your deficiencies, he’s powerful. In your flaws, He’s faithful. And in your doubt, He’s compassionate. Who you are is as important as whose you are.
And you’re His. Looking into the mirror, we don’t see someone who’s blind, lame, wounded, rejected or insecure. We see the image painted by Christ’s love. We see the richness because of His strength. We look at the confidence wrapped in the freedom He gives.
That freedom is real and permanently ours because “… if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 7:34
And through that freedom, the view becomes clearer. No more longing to be like someone else. No more wishing we were different, better or greater. In Christ we surpassed it all.
With that promise, let’s dance in victory. Knowing that His power is at work in us, reassurance is born. Contentment comes. And new joy appears, blossoms and overflows.
Janet Perez Eckles is an international speaker, author and founder of JC Empowerment Ministries. Her passion is to teach and coach you to overcome fear, thrive in relationships and reach personal and professional success. Learn more at www.janetperezeckles.com
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