A few months ago, God provided me with the opportunity to help create something wonderful that will in turn bless many women. I’m thrilled for the opportunity, but by now I’ve learned that walking into anything with this kind of impact means I’m going experience some opposition. Over the years, this has taken on many different forms and I’ve learned to prepare for it rather than fear or avoid it.
“In this world you will have trouble, but take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Although I was slightly surprised that this time much of the opposition has come in the form of lies affecting my self-esteem and competencies. I’m typically not someone who struggles in this area, so it did catch me a little off guard. But thankfully I have the tools to fight back, and standing firm in Gods truth is so crucial.
“If you hold to my teaching you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31-32
Let’s not forget who we are and whose we are. My Monday morning needed some truth nuggets, and I’m sharing here should you need the same.
I am a CHILD of GOD, John 1:12
“Yet to all who received Him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of GOD.”
I am tenderly LOVED by GOD, Jeremiah 31:3
“The Lord appears to us in the past saying, I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving-kindness.”
I am CHOSEN by GOD, Colossians 3:12
“Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved…”
I am completely FORGIVEN, Colossians 1:14
“For he rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption and the forgiveness of sins.”
I am a SWEET fragrance to GOD, 2 Corinthians 2:15
“For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing.”
I am SANCTIFIED (set apart or declared HOLY), Hebrews 2:11
“Both the one who makes men holy and those are made holy are of the same family. So Jesus is not ashamed to call them brothers.”
I have PEACE with GOD, Romans 5:1
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” Philippians 4:13