This weekend I have a speaking engagement, and all week I felt defeated until I finished my speech last night. I felt like nothing in my life was going right and everything was happening to me all at one time! How can I stand before people to encourage them when I am discouraged? God showed me that so many people are beginning to feel defeated, and discouraged because the close of this year is near, and we have not seen the manifestations of all that we have sowed. But today, as I put the finishing touches on my speech for tomorrow I heard God say, “Take a look at yourself and see where I have brought you from!” I could not help but to close my door and worship God because I remember when I used my words to harm! But on tomorrow, I believe God is going to use my words to heal!”
So on this Friday, spend time thinking about where God has brought you from!
1 Peter 2:9 (New International Version)
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
God showed me in this passage of scripture, “How dare I feel defeated” you are chosen, you are royalty, holy, and you belong to me! And that is what God wants you to know today! That there is no need for you to feel defeated, weighed down, burden, because he has made you special! And not only has he made you special, but he has chosen you to declare the praises of him! The message bible says he has caused you to do your work and speak out for him. To tell others of the night and day difference he made for you- from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted!
So on today I encourage you to dry your eyes! And take a look at yourself and see where God has brought you from! From REJECTED to ACCEPTED! He brought you from NOTHING to SOMETHING! I don’t know about you, but I feel praise in the atmosphere! And before we pray you need to PRAISE GOD! Because you could still be REJECTED! But because he has called you out of darkness into the Light, you are ACCEPTED! A Chosen People (Glory to God), A Royal Priesthood (Hallelujah), a Holy Nation (Thank you God), and you belong to GOD (There is none like you JESUS)!
Take a look at yourself a see where the Lord has brought you from!
God we come to you as humble as we know how, asking that you forgive us for our sins. Forgive us for feeling defeated. Forgive us for feeling discourage. For doubting, worrying, being depressed; Lord, we ask that you forgive us. And thank you Lord for bringing us out of darkness into your light! Thank you for choosing US! Thank you for accepting us despite who we are! We disapprove and cancel any plans and plots that are designed to hinder or delay God’s plan and purposes from their manifestation. We declare that our time and seasons are in the hands of the Lord and shall not be altered, by anyone or anything. We decree that God’s agenda is our agenda. And we submit ourselves to him only! And we pray this prayer in Jesus’ Name Amen!