Do I Have What It Takes?
Do I have what it takes? No, but seriously, do I? Do you?
I’ve been asking myself that question a lot lately. If I’m honest, I never feel like I do. But God disagrees.
When I focus on who I see myself to be, I never feel like I’m smart enough. I never feel like I’m strong enough. I never feel like I lead as well as I want to. And if I kept my eyes on my own heart, I would be crushed under the weight of shame and impossible expectations.
Maybe you can relate. Maybe you just think I’m cray. Either way, I want to speak freedom over you today. You are not who you think you are and I am not who I think I am. We are who God says we are.
Romans 8:37, says “... we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
John 17 & Romans 8:15-17 tells us that we are one with God, adopted sons and daughter of the Father, and co-heirs with Christ.
Ephesians 6:10 says, “Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.
If I believe the full implications of these passages then I will see that I am already far more in Christ than I think I can be. But, I must see through the Father’s eyes.
Through the Father’s eyes, we are:
Loved with the same love that flowed through Christ.
Filled with the same Spirit and power that filled Christ.
Powerful and courageous because He is with us and for us!
Unstoppable because the same Almighty God dwells in us that dwelt in Christ.
No longer defined by our history but defined by Christ’s victory and the inevitable greatness of our destiny.
No longer held down by fear of giants, but unleashed to defeat giants because we know that giants are like grasshoppers before our God.
Unfolding into the beauty of heaven, which is what our spirit’s were created to be. Like His; beautiful, loving, the great light and blessing to creation.
It is important for us to know that what we believe is what we will become.
If I choose to believe what the Father says about me, I will become who my Father sees me to be. Victorious in oneness with Him. But, if I choose to live inward, or to believe what the world says about me, then I will live defeated.
So, choose to see yourself and others through the Father’s eyes. If you do, your spirit will be given wings to fly!
Drew East | Worship Pastor