July 25, 2013
“Who told you…you were naked?” Ge 3:11 NKJV
It’s impossible to feel confident when you’re telling yourself you’re not good enough and that you’ll never amount to anything. One pastor says: “After Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit, they hid. God came to them and said, ‘Where are you?’ They said, ‘We’re hiding because we’re naked.’ I love how God answered…‘Who told you…you were naked?’ In other words, ‘Who told you there was something wrong with you?’ God immediately knew the Enemy had been talking to them. And God’s saying to you today, ‘Who told you …you don’t have what it takes to succeed…that the best grades you can make are C’s… that you’re not attractive enough to succeed in your relationships…or talented enough to flourish in your career…or that your marriage isn’t going to last? Those are lies from the Enemy. God said, ‘No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly’ (Ps 84:11 NKJV); ‘Delight yourself…in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart’ (Ps 37:4 NKJV). The potential is inside you…and it doesn’t change because you don’t believe it, or because you’ve been through negative experiences. ‘The gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable’ (Ro 11:29 NKJV). He’s never going to take back the potential He poured into you…or say, ‘I’m tired of dealing with you…you’ve failed too often and made too many mistakes. Give Me back My gifts.’ No…His calling on your life will be with you till the day you leave this earth, but it’s up to you to…tap into it.” When the Enemy starts chipping away at your confidence, take authority over him in Jesus’ Name; resist him and he will flee (See Jas 4:7).