“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”
– Colossians 3:12
As Christians, we need a spiritual identity that comes from God and to act as if it’s true. You will have a number of assignments over the course of your life. The most important thing I want you to do is to cancel those word assignments that do not align with God’s plan for your life. The negative things that others have said about you, including what you have said about yourself, do not have to be true and you don’t have to agree with them. Just cancel it. If people have said you are indignant, offended, or angry, cancel it. If people call you stupid or a drunk or say you’re destined for failure, cancel it!
Your identity is unique, and you determine it based on what God and His word says about you. As God’s beloved, you are favored, you are above and not beneath. This is what you say about yourself! There’s no limit to what you can achieve with your life. Be yourself and don’t let others dictate your identity. Use the body posture that the person you want to be would use. Each morning when my wife Hannah wakes up, the first thing she does is raise her hands high in the air and thanks God for another day. I think that’s a good posture, don’t you?
Friend, what kind of posture would you have if you really were a living embodiment of God’s power, life, and love? You will never be the same if you start doing life that way. Begin to live up to the fact that you’re an unceasing, spiritual being with a divine destiny in God’s great universe. Full of power, full of life, full of possibilities! You are His beloved. Let that be your identity. Amen?
Father, show me how to receive my identity from you.
Are there any negative word assignments that you need to cancel?
If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.
Gratitude and forgiveness bring peace and joy.