Sometimes we can be so critical, so judgmental and unsupportive. Sometimes we can be down right haters! And it’s not just anyone that we hate on, it’s ourselves.
Hating that comes in the form of envy and jealousy is obviously not healthy. But what can be fatal is hating that comes in the form of negative self talk. Telling yourself that you can’t do something, that you’re not good enough, pretty enough, smart enough, those words have the ability to suck the life out of you. We may not think about it but when we put those negative words into the atmosphere we give them life. But why do we do that? Why don’t we believe in ourselves? Well, it’s like this, we don’t know who we are in Christ.
The Word of God defines us in so many ways but we either don’t have the knowledge or don’t truly believe that we are what the Word says we are. Hosea 4:6 says that we are destroyed by lack of knowledge. We have to know who we are or the enemy will use that lack of knowledge to keep us from the life God has for us.
It’s time to get to know the person God intended for you to be. This is just a glimpse at who you are:
A new creation. Old things are passed away, all things are new (2 Corinthians 5:17)
Fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)
More than a conqueror (Romans 8:37)
Fearless (2 Timothy 1:7)
An overcomer (Revelation 12:11)
A lender not a borrower (Deuteronomy 15:6)
The head and not the tail (Deuteronomy 28:13
Healed (Isaiah 53:5)
Forgiven (Ephesians 1:7-8)
And there is so much more! Stop hating on yourself and start speaking who you are in Christ Jesus. That’s one of the first steps to actually becoming.