A teacher once asked her class of 11-year-olds, “What is in the world today that was not here 15 years ago?” She expected their answers to be new inventions or discoveries. One boy quickly raised his hand and replied, “Me!” How right he was!
It is important to feel good about yourself. For one thing, to complete the work God has for you, you must believe you can accomplish His plan. That is key to walking out your assignment. Unfortunately, people are often defeated because they have a low self-image and don’t believe in themselves.
You Are Valued!
As a child, you may have had negative words spoken to you. Those damaging words may still echo in your ears every time you try to accomplish something. It’s time to free yourself from that negative influence.
You do that by seeing yourself as God sees you. Start thinking of yourself the way that little boy did. Your outlook on life will be different. You will realize that you are special to God and that He has a divine purpose for you.
Psalm 139:14 (TLB) says, “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous—and how well I know it.” The psalmist praised God for His workmanship. We should do the same.
When you trust in God’s ability, the success He placed in you will be displayed in your life.
You Are Gifted!
God made you the way you are, and He never created a failure. Success is hidden inside you. It is necessary to be confident in your ability and in God’s ability. When you trust in God’s ability, the success He placed in you will be displayed in your life.
Philippians 4:13 helped me to believe that I could be successful. It says, “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Many times when I thought I couldn’t complete the task God had given me, I quoted that verse. The enemy often screamed in my ear, “The job is too big for your ability.” I screamed right back at him, “It might be too much for me, but I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me! It is not beyond God’s ability in me!”
Some people use the excuse, “If only I had such and such, I would be successful.” None of us can live our lives based on what we don’t have. Start with what you do have, and make your life a success.
What did the Apostle Peter say to the man at the Gate Beautiful? “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you” (Acts 3:6 NKJV). Recognize your abilities, gifts, and strengths, and strive to maximize their use. Dedicate your talents to the Lord to be used for His service.
You Are a Winner!
Set your goals high. My father-in-law used to say, “I’d rather set my goals high and reach some of them than not to have any goals and reach all of them.” If you have not set goals for yourself yet, perhaps you are afraid of failure. Many people feel that way. But remember, failures are never final. You haven’t failed until you fail to get up. Rise every time you fall. In fact, it’s biblical. Micah 7:8 says, “When I fall, I shall arise.”
No one likes to fail, but trying and failing is better than not trying at all. Recognize failures as opportunities. You do not win in life because you never make mistakes; you learn through mistakes how to win. Start living this way and see the difference it makes in your life.
You Are Unique!
So be proud of who you are. Don’t be a clone of someone else. God has a plan only you can fulfill. He has a reason for you to be alive. You are unlike anyone who is on the earth now or who will ever live. Thank the Lord for being His unique creation and start walking out His plan today!
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