SCRIPTURE: Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Philippians 4:4
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: See yourself as God sees you.
Joy is a critical asset of irreplaceable value in the life of a child of God. If you lack joy, nothing can replace it. Money or education cannot replace it. And the enemy fights joy because of its relevance. That is why the Bible says, Rejoice…. in our anchor scripture above. That is, make a decision to rejoice because the enemy fights joy.
There are many channels the devil uses to fight joy and one of those channels is low self-esteem.
I heard the story of a man called Nicodemus the Papadolous. He had a big nose and people mocked him for having such an unusually big nose. The aim was to steal his joy, and push him into low self-esteem. But he turned his big nose into what could bring him excitement and money. He became a comedian, made so many jokes about his oversized nose and earned money. He became one of the most popular stars in his days.
Beloved, anything the devil wants you to do, do the opposite. If he wants you to mourn, rejoice. If he wants you to feel low about yourself, rise up with audacity, recognize who you are in Christ and impact your world for God.
Now, how do you handle low self-esteem?
- See yourself as God sees you. God says that you are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).
- Decide to turn your liability into an asset. Whatever they say is wrong with you, make it right.
- Renew your mind with the Word (Romans 12:2).
- Reject the spirit of devaluation. Refuse to be devalued.
- Avoid climates that emphasize your deficiency.
Beloved, do all within your powers to defend your joy.
REMEMBER THIS: See yourself as God sees you.
- Decide to stay joyful.
- See yourself as God sees you.
- Believe who the Word of God says you are; not what man says.
PRAYER: Lord, thank You for making me in Your Image. I function in audacity, integrity, and in the consciousness of who I am in You Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE THIEVES OF JOY.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Luke 13-15.
QUOTE: Inside every frustration is the revelation of the Almightiness of God. Culled from the book, “RIDING THE STORMS OF LIFE” by Paul Enenche.
AMAZING FACT: Termites are rich in iron, calcium, protein, fatty and amino acids, making them a highly nutritious food.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: Everything the devil has done to devalue you is reversed in the Name of Jesus Christ.