Who Are You?

Our tongues have the ability to build up but they also have the power to destroy. What are you saying about yourself? Is it negative or positive?
"I'm stupid." "I'm fat." "I'm ugly."

Have you ever muttered these words to yourself? We all say things like this. We can't believe the lies of the devil. He wants us to be torn. And he knows that the best way to get to us is by having us destruct ourselves. Self-destruction. The devil is crafty. He knows how to bring you down. He has been here for a while. He's been observing and watching us all since Creation.

We have our weaknesses. However, don't dwell on them! You can ask the Lord to help you to overcome them. The devil wants you to drown in guilt and self-condemnation. Don't give him a foothold. "That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong." (2 Corinthians 12:10)

So, let's begin by looking at the things we tell ourselves. Sometimes we don't even realize we're doing it. But the smallest things we say can add up and we may start believing even the smallest and most unbelievable of lies. Watch what you say about yourself one day. You may be surprised.

Write a list of the things you tell yourself. Include things that you think, as well.
For example:
1) I'm ugly.
2) I'm not accepted.
3) I can never do anything right!

Now look up verses to say and proclaim over yourself what God says about you. He doesn't think any of those things! Make sure you include God in your statements. For example, if you simply say, "I am accepted." to reverse your statement "I'm not accepted." then it will be harder for you to believe it. You have counted the lie as truth for so long that the Truth will seem a lie to you. You can only do this with His strength. Also, if you feel led to have a Bible verse with your statement, then do so. However, never include only a verse. You should have a statement that will help you to face the lie.

1) "God saw all that He had made, and it was very good..." (Genesis 1:31) God thinks I'm beautiful. He created me in His image.
2) "For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight...In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God's grace." (Ephesians 1:4, 7) I am chosen and accepted because of Christ.
3) "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13) With Christ, I can do anything! He dwells within me and I have His power!

God is our Creator. Have you ever heard the song that says "You make everything glorious. And I am yours. What does that make me?" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4HL-A9hFW0)

Imagine this: You paint a picture. You are proud of it. You are satisfied with how well everything turned out. Now imagine the painting comes to life and starts telling everything and everyone (including you) how ugly it is. How would this make you feel? A little down? Yes, indeed.

Now imagine how God must feel when you complain about how He created you. He loves that birthmark on your face or the cowlick you can't seem to hide. He loves everything about you.

Our words are so powerful. Think about them before you say something so cruel about yourself or anyone else. Our tongue has the power to build up. But it also has the power to destroy.

Dear Jesus,
I'm sorry for hurting You by claiming negative thoughts over myself. None of them are true. You have a plan for my life. You want to do something with me despite my weaknesses. Thank You for wanting to work in my life!
In Your Name,
Amen.

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