This is By Far One of the Most Crippling Lies Out There

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us…(Ro 8:37).

Listen to me, you are not a failure.  You are more than a conqueror.  Truly, this is who God says you are through His love.

When I was a child growing up, my parents spoke words of life into me.  They believed in me and backed it up with their support.  Knowing that I had parents who believed in me made it easy for me to excel at the things I enjoyed doing, because I knew someone thought that I could do it.

You see, that’s exactly how God treats us.  He too believes in us.  If He didn’t He would have packed His bags on humanity a long time ago.  Think about it, is there anything good enough in any of us to accomplish the things life brings our way?  I haven’t found much in me apart from the love of Christ that enables me to do it.  You see, there’s this lie the enemy wants us to believe.  It’s the very same lie he’s been trying to bombard me with presently.

“Heather, you’re a total screw up and a failure.”

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That is such a powerful and crippling lie.  Yet, Christ calls us out into something different.  He shows His belief in us by continually and daily calling us to Himself.  He takes Paul, a man who was, quite frankly, a murderous tyrant and uses him by changing his life.  God takes Peter and empowers him for greater leadership even after a tremendous failure.  He took tax collectors and the despised of His society and showed His great belief in them and by His power, they accomplished great things.

Dear friend, do not believe the lie that your past is too broken or that your life is too messy for God to do anything good with it.  He is a restorer and a redeemer.  For that we can be thankful.  Truly, we can praise Him as we watch Him take messy people, with failures and use us for His great name.

Father, I am not a failure.  Do I fail?  Yes, I do, but that is not who I am.  Truly, in you, I am more than a conqueror.  I am the beloved of God, in Jesus name, Amen.  

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