Who do you believe?
“Daughter, you are precious to me. What others say about you is not always true. In fact, it’s rarely true. They don’t know you like I do, because I created you. I formed you in your mother’s womb. Before you were even born, I knew you. I chose you to be a necessary part of my plans and purposes for the earth. I know, right now, what you have inside of you even if you don’t. I placed it there. I know what you are capable of, for my name sake. Believe me when I say, you are a warrior!
You are capable of truly hard things.
Sometimes it’s actually your strength that’s been your weakness. You refuse to come to me thinking that ‘you’ve got this.’ I don’t want you to struggle alone. I’m here for you always. I want you to lay the things at my feet that you think may break you. Let me show you which of these things I’ve allowed and which of these the world system gave you just to weigh you down. To defeat you. You’ll be surprised at how few of these I’ll hand back to you. And through these, that I have allowed, I will make you more like my son, Jesus. Even He learned obedience through the difficulties He endured. Obedience to my Word and not to the world is so pleasing to me. Your obedience is beautiful. When you don’t know what the next step is, just ask. I’m with you, always.
Every trial has its purpose. You will find the strength to persevere when you find your joy in me.
The enemy will lie to you. He will tell you that you are not worthy because of your past but in Christ you are a new creation. I made you brand new and clean. Do not doubt. He will tell you that you are not smart enough, pretty enough, cool enough, thin enough, young enough, old enough, educated enough, or liked enough to be of any use to me. He will tell you that you will never accomplish the dreams and desires that I put inside of you. He is a liar. Everything you’ve endured is shaping and molding you for my purpose. You are a masterpiece made in my image. I see who you are once you walk out of the dark and into the light of my truth. When you walk in the freedom I bought for you, you are a sight to behold.
The enemy will stir up your emotions and feelings and try to convince you to make decisions based on these. He will tempt you to doubt my Word. Learn from Eve, daughter. My Word does not go out and return void but always accomplishes what it was intended to. There is life in my Word. Speak it over yourself. Declare it and decree it for it is Truth eternal. Believe everything I say about you!
When you were born again, you were born on a battlefield. My Word is your sword, wield it skillfully. I am with you and in you and you are in me. You are more than a conqueror. Believe me when I say, you will do mighty things when you believe my Word over all else.”