You. Are. More.
I can hear it now. You are saying, “But you don’t know what I’ve done!” And you’re right. I don’t. But God does, and He still says that you are more.
You see, He isn’t concerned about your past. When you give your life over to Him, repent of sin, and seek Truth and obedience, He casts your sins to the bottom of the sea (Micah 7:19b). However, that doesn’t mean that you won’t have to suffer consequences from your actions. Perhaps you have already repented but still find yourself falling short. It’s okay. Repent and move on.
The Oxford dictionary defines repentance as “the action of repenting; sincere regret or remorse.” In other words, to repent doesn’t mean to ask forgiveness for something yet continue doing the sin. It’s a heart change, a sincere regret. The more we walk in obedience, the better we will feel, and the more God will bless us. If we truly love Him with all of our hearts, we will desire to honor Him.
The trouble comes when we continually beat ourselves up by allowing our past mistakes to define us.
We are often our worst critics. We say that we are failures. We say that we aren’t pretty enough, smart enough, talented enough. We compare ourselves to celebrities, most of which are Photoshopped. We compare ourselves to our “friends” on social media, most of which are only highlighting the good in their lives. All the while, the noise in our heads is drowning out what our Father says about us:
We. Are. More.
So, before you except a word curse from someone, yourself, or a diagnosis from a doctor and take it on as your own, dig deep into God’s word and see what He says about you, and about the situation. Do this whenever anyone speaks something negative over you, including yourself. I will blog another day regarding word curses because I feel that there is so much more to share. In the meantime, here are a few declarations you can speak over yourself:
1.) I have the wisdom of God today. I will think the right thoughts, say the right words, and make the right decisions in every situation I face. (1 Corinthians 2:16)
2.) Through Jesus I am 100% loved and worthy to receive all of God’s blessings. (Gal 3:1-5)
3.) I declare today that I cannot be defeated, discouraged, depressed or disappointed. (Phil 4:13)
4.) As I speak God’s promises, they come to pass. They stop all attacks, assaults, oppression, and fear from my life. (2 Peter 1:2-4; Mark 11:23-24).
5.) I choose life today. I choose health. I will not be depressed today. I will not be in lack today. I will not be confused today. (Deut 30:19; Neh 8:10; Ps 103:1-3; 2 Tim 1:6,7)
There are many books available that have declarations you can speak. I personally like John Eckhardt’s books.
Beloved, you are one of a kind. You are loved. You are beautiful (or handsome). You are special. You are valued. You are healed. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Enjoy this song.