Finally, brethren, whatever things are true,
Whatever things are noble,
Whatever things are just,
Whatever things are pure,
Whatever things are lovely,
Whatever things are of a good report,
If there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.
(Philippians 4:8 NKJV)
Whilst going through my mother’s belongings, in order to clear her home in readiness to place on the market, I came across an old school report for one of my sisters. It was not a good report.
It put me in mind of several successful entrepreneurs or historical public figures, who received negative school reports or hurtful comments from their teachers.
They were dismissed as not educable, or told that their prospects were limited, even advised they would not amount to anything.
If someone has spoken negative words over your life, if someone has assessed you in a negative light, if someone’s wrong estimation of you has hurt, offended, or immobilised you, I’d like to encourage you today dear reader. You do not have to accept what that person has said as the last word.
God’s estimation of you and God’s Word to you and over your life, is what counts.
He has said that:
- You are fearfully and wonderfully made
- You are chosen and precious
- You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you
- You need not fear or be afraid because He is with you.
Read God’s Word, so that you are familiar with what he had said about and to you, so you are aware of how he feels about you.
Accept God’s Word. He is not a liar, nor is he ever going to change his mind or act contrary to what he has said.
Speak God’s Word to and over yourself. His Word is alive and active, so release its power to work within your life TODAY. Don’t wait for tomorrow, or for a more convenient time, or for when you “feel in the mood”.
Choose to be a victor!
WoW followers and visitors, I wish you a victorious week.
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