Believe What God Says About You

 

Believe God

People will not always agree with what God says about you. Believe God more than you believe people. You should not let other people’s opinions lead you into not believing who God says you are and what He says you can do. The Bible shows us how different people rose above the labels put on them by men because they believed what God said about them. Do not allow people or the devil to label you.

The Bible says that Leah had weak/dull eyes and Rachel was beautiful (Genesis 29:16 – 17). The name Leah is derived from the Hebrew name meaning weary or dull. Her name signified weariness (Ellicott’s Commentary). Leah had heard people tell her that she had dull eyes ever since she was born. Year after year she heard that her eyes were dull and that became her reality. Maybe when her parents looked at her at birth and saw that her eyes were not as bright as would normally be expected, they decided to name her by the quality of her eyes.

Sometimes people label us according to facts or our past. Man judges by the outward appearance but God sees us for who He created us to be and He knows the greatness He has placed within us. That is why it is important to listen to who God says you are and believe Him. I wonder what would have happened if Leah had asked God for a new name that was in line with how God saw her. It is deeper than just Leah’s eyes in the natural. It is about how Leah saw herself spiritually. You have to see yourself how God sees you in order to overcome everything that is in the way of your God given destiny.

The Bible shows us how God changed people’s names in accordance with the destiny He had for them and He was leading them into. God gave Abram the name Abraham (Genesis 17:4 – 5). Abraham means “father of many nations” and it came to pass that Abraham became the father of many through Isaac his son. God gave Jacob the name Israel (Genesis 32:28). The name Israel was in line with the destiny God had for him as an over comer as opposed to his old name Jacob that meant deceiver.

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You cannot step into the destiny God has for you and experience all the greatness that is meant for you if you do not reject the identity that is not in line with God’s truth about you.

Jabez had been given a name that meant pain. He prayed to God and asked Him to keep him from all trouble and pain. God granted His request (1st Chronicles 4:9 – 10). He refused to accept a label given by man no matter what his past was and no matter how much pain he might have caused.

It’s not about denying the facts or the past. It is about asking God to show you who He created you to be and believing what He says about you instead of what people have labeled you to be.

God bless you!

Trusting God’s Timing

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God’s timing is perfect, even when it doesn’t feel like it. If you are praying about something and it seems like God is taking too long to answer, trust Him. God knows what is best for us and when it is best for us. He has made everything beautiful in its time (Ecclesiastes 3:11).  Your times are in God’s hands (Psalm 31:15). God wrote down every day of your life and laid out every moment before you were born (Psalm 139:16).

From experience, I have learned that every time I thought that I really wanted or even needed something and that if God did not answer my prayer within a certain time frame things would go wrong, I really did not need that thing within that time frame. I look back and thank God for some of the things that did not happen within the time frame I wanted to have them. When you find yourself asking God for something “right now,” take a minute to examine whether you are in God’s will in terms of timing.

The prodigal son wanted his inheritance at the very time he asked for it instead of waiting for the right time and nothing could make him change his mind. He ended up wasting it all(Luke 15:11 – 31).

The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth between his sons. (Luke 15:12 nlt)

Trust God’s timing in your life. Rest in His love for you. God always keeps His word. If something has not happened yet, trust God to make it happen at the right time. His time.

The Lord kept His word and did for Sarah exactly what He had promised. She became pregnant, and she gave birth to a son for Abraham in his old age. This happened at just the time God had said it would. (Genesis 21:1 – 2 nlt).

Perhaps you are unhappy about something that you think has taken too long to happen, (getting a job, getting married, the growth and success of the business God led you to start, or what you have been praying and asking God for) and you think that if you just had it you would be happier. You might be happy when you get it, but soon you will realize that there is something else you need to be happy. If you are not happy and content right now, you will only feel happy for a while once you get what you want. Happiness and contentment is not about what we have or do not have. Trust God’s timing and be content.

At the right time, I, the LORD, will make it happen. (Isaiah 60:22 nlt)

God Bless You!