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

Drew East