I was lying in bed awake one Sunday morning around 3:00 a.m., reflecting on God’s name, “I AM.” Like everyone, I have periods of insecurity. I wonder if I can accomplish the things that God has called me to do.
During those times of insecurity, I will tell the Father, “Well, you know I’m not this” or “You know I’m not that.”
Did you know that even Moses, the great Deliverer, struggled with insecurity?
After God showed Moses the signs and wonders that He would accomplish through him, Moses protested:
“O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue (Exodus 4:10).”
Moses too focused on, “I am not.”
But a startling thought occurred to me as I meditated on my shortcomings: “It does not matter what I’m not. What matters is that You ARE!”
God responded to Moses’ “I am not” in this way:
So the Lord said to him, ‘Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord? Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say (Exodus 4:11-12).”
Right then as I reflected on who God is, I got happy. I saw myself in the Spirit saying joyfully to God, “Yes, You ARE!”
That is the whole essence of the faith walk. You simply agree, “Yes, you are!” to the great “I AM”.
God says: “I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward (Genesis 15:1)” and you say, “Yes, you ARE!”
The Father says, “I am the LORD, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth (Jeremiah 9:24)” and you say, “Yes, you ARE!”
God says, “…for I am the Lord, who heals you (Exodus 15:26)” and you say, “Yes, you ARE!”
Jesus says, “I am the way and the truth and the life (John 14:6)” and you say, “Yes, you ARE!”
I read a booklet recently that goes right along with this. The author stated that in order to have faith, you must first receive a word from the Lord.
When you get that word, agree with that word, speak that word, and act on that word, it must prosper because God already told you that it would. God cannot lie.
This is especially important if you find yourself meditating on:
- What you are not
- What you don’t have
- What you’ve lost
- What you lack
All of these feed insecurity. Instead, take the spotlight off yourself and put it on the great “I AM”.
- Find out what God says about Himself
- Find out what God says about you
- Find out what God says about what you can have
When you receive the word, agree with the word, speak the word, and act on the word, then you will be able to answer “Yes, you ARE!” to God. He will show you that He is all that He says he is – and then some!
Be blessed with health, healing, and wholeness,
Creator of the Take Back Your Temple program
P.S. When it comes to weight loss, do you often know what you should do but have a hard time doing it?
I struggled with this issue on my own weight loss journey, but I discovered that “Nothing is different until you think differently.” – Pastor James MacDonald
The value of the Take Back Your Temple program is that you will learn how to think differently through using Biblical keys to overcome obstacles. You’ll discover how to win the Spiritual and mental battle that often causes us to become inconsistent and get off-track on our weight loss journey.
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