Saturday, March 23, 2013


Your whole life, what labels did people put on you or you put on yourself?  Are they positive or negative?  I bet most of the negative labels come from people around you, even close family members.  We are not in control of the labels other people put on us but we can refuse to make the label stick to us.  This is how satan works.  He would love to stick labels on you to keep you from achieving your highest level. He doesn’t fight you for where you are now but for where you’re going.  He knows God has amazing things for your future so he will fight you, intimidate you, and make you feel insecure.  

Words are like seeds, if you dwell on them long enough they become roots that would have a stronghold on you.  It is like giving power to them much like water is to a new growth.  It is not easy to shun the labels sometimes because those thoughts would play in your mind constantly especially if you feel like you are in a rut.  Once the label is removed, you have to put in new labels.  Labels that God endorses, such as “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” or “Greater is He who is in me (the Holy Spirit) than he who is in the world (satan)” or “no weapon formed against me will ever prosper, but every tongue raise in judgment” (Isaiah 54:17) It means for every negative label, it points at you to be in the wrong.  God said it is up to you to show that nothing that is spoken over you has to define you, even from the people who raised you.  Nothing that has happened in your past has to keep you from your destiny.  Shake of the self-pity and move forward in your life because allowing them to fester inside of you will stunt your growth.  You are not who people say you are.  Who are they to criticize you?  The one who loves you unconditionally, the one who has the power, the one who is Lord of all says you are perfectly and wonderfully made from His own image and is whose voice you need to listen to.  Wear the right labels.   Negative people listen to the labels people say about them instead of what God says about them.  People do not determine your destiny, God determines your destiny.

The only power that label has over you is the power that you give it.  Removing it means stop thinking about it, stop thinking like it’s the truth, and those labels will have no effect on you.

Remember that misery loves company.  People who throw out negative labels on others are living in the rut of their own.  You must break those chains for you as well as for others to see you as a soldier of God. 

Along the way, there will always be negative labels thrown at you, but God would not have given you the dream unless He’s already equipped you.  You already have what you need.  What seems to be a limitation, God can use as an asset because He knows what He’s doing for the race that He planned for you.

Negative labels are: guilt, mistakes, sins (large or small), lies, death, misery, anger, unattractive, average, ordinary, weakness etc.

Godly labels:  redeemed, forgiven, mercy, grace, blessings, love, success, patience, abundance, etc.

You have seeds of greatness inside and created to be a history maker.  You’re not supposed to live and die with no one even knowing you were here.  God has an assignment for you that nobody else can fulfill.  God needs you, He needs your gifts, your smile, your love, your passion.  YOU ARE UNIQUE.  Don’t be average because God knows you are not.  There is nothing ordinary about you, you have the fingerprints of God all over you.  The creator of the universe breathed His life into you.  He crowned you with His favor.  You have royal blood flowing through your veins.  You have a destiny to fulfill, something greater than you have even imagined.  YOU ARE HIS MASTERPIECE.

I give permission for you to print out the artwork with the message and post it on your mirror, so that everyday, before you walk out that door, you are reminded of how special you are.  All I ask is to respect the copyright and not distribute it for profit, but instead, share with love to others.  

Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!  Love you, mean it.

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