I Hope You Answered No!

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Nov 162017
 

“Such confidence as this is ours through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God” (2 Corinthians 3:4).

The three-headed monster of-

– inferiority,
– insecurity and
– inadequacy

-can paralyze a Christian into inactivity.

God’s desire is to destroy the monster with the truth and render him impotent in our lives.

Satan’s desire is to feed him with lies until he’s big and strong.

Who are we going to believe?

Believing who we are in Christ destroys feelings of inferiority.

Believing where we are in Christ destroys feelings of insecurity.

Believing what we have in Christ destroys feelings of inadequacy.

What a transformation when a Christian believes the truth.

I do not want you to think I am always victorious and never struggle with the three-headed monster.

He still rears his ugly head every now and then.

When Satan tells me, “Who do you think you are?”

Let me tell you what I would say:

“I am light in the world. I am salt in the earth. I am a child of God. I am the bride of Christ. I am a joint-heir with Christ. I have the power of the Holy Spirit. I have been delivered from the domain of darkness and transferred to the kingdom of Christ. I am chosen of God, holy and dearly loved.

I know that without Him I am nothing but an empty vessel.

However, because of Him, I am filled with the power of the Holy Spirit and have been blessed with every spiritual blessing!

I can be confident because of who I am as a child of the King.

I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me!”

Now it’s your turn!

When is the last time you had a case of the “I can’ts?

Where do you think those feelings of insecurity come from?

Do you believe that the power of God lives in you?

Do you think there is any incident in which God would say “I can’t?”

I hope you answered no!

Look up these two verses and write them down.

Post them in a visible place and look at them every time your confidence begins to wane this week.

Genesis 18:14; Luke 1:37.

(PA)