“When God has selected you, it doesn’t matter who else has rejected you, or neglected you. God’s favor outweighs ALL opposition. You are a winner!”
Two years ago, a friend wrote this quote on a note card for me. At the time it, I didn’t connect to it, I just thought that it was a nice quote. I have read this note card, put it down, and continued on with my day, so many times in the past. But the other day when I read it at 6 o’clock in the morning, it began to resound within me in a way it never had before.
I AM A WINNER! I AM A PRIZE TO BE WON!
It doesn’t matter who has rejected me, because I am winner, a precious prize, an immeasurable treasure! It doesn’t matter who has hated me because of the color of my skin, it doesn’t matter who would never date me, it doesn’t matter who wouldn’t befriend me, it doesn’t matter who called me ugly, it doesn’t matter who dumped me, it doesn’t matter who doesn’t like my appearance, it doesn’t matter who hasn’t believed in me, it doesn’t even matter who what walked out of my life. What matters is this realization right here and right now!
GOD’S FAVOR OUTWEIGHS ALL OF MY OPPOSITION!
Everything I have ever faced, everything I am facing, and everything that I will face, God’s favor has already knocked down my opposition. It doesn’t matter who didn’t chose me, BECAUSE GOD DID! He has always wanted me. Every time someone rejected me, HE ACCEPTED ME! Every time someone hated me, HE LOVED ME! Every time someone told me I was ugly He whispered, ‘YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL’. Every time someone told me I couldn’t do it, He said, “Through Me ALL things are possible to him that believes”. Every time I was teased because of my complexion, HE said, “You are fearfully and wonderfully made”. When people shut me down, and shut me out, He said, “You’re welcomed into the beloved”.
Everything you have been through, know that it has been for your making and not for your breaking. You are so precious to Jesus. The devil will try to use the opposition in our lives to crush us, but God will use it to mold us. Every tear you have ever cried, God will use it to tell a story. Every hurt you have experienced will aide in bringing God glory. We were made to bend when storms come, but never to break. Because we have Him, even in the harshest situations and circumstances, He has given us the resilience to bounce back, and to keep standing tall. Because of Jesus Christ, we do not have to hope that things will get better, but we now have the confidence that it will always get better. Know that the joy of the Lord is your strength, and that sad days don’t last forever.
…Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning Psalm 30:5b
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them. Romans 8:28
YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER! YOU ARE MORE THAN A CONQUEROR! YOU ARE ABLE TO BE BOLD AND DARING FOR CHRIST JESUS! YOU ARE UNIQUELY SET APART BY THE ONE WHO MADE YOU! YOU ARE MORE THAN ENOUGH! YOU ARE A PRIZED POSSESSION!
Everyone you meet will not be able to handle who you are with the care that is needed. Everyone that has come into your life was not meant to love you to life the way you’ve desired. There is only One who hung bled and died for this right, and His name is Jesus Christ! We as followers of Christ are resurrected to life with Him! Claim your victory. Allow Him to touch those broken places, and bring healing to them. With each new touch from Him brings the opportunity to face past hurts, old devils, and tough realities. With each new touch brings the opportunity to be set free, to overcome, to be healed, to be loved, and to gain the freedom to love. With each touch from the Creator, our rough places are smoothed out, our imperfections become beauty marks, and our sorrowful yesterday’s become hopeful tomorrows.
Today, allow His love to pierce your soul, and transform you into a brand new creation. You are more than what you think you are. You are able to do more than you think you can. You are greater than you ever thought was possible. You are one of a kind, there is no doubt about it. Let Him show you who He is, and in turn He will show you who you truly are.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life]… 2 Corinthians 5:17
Thanks for reading! I love you all. Know that I am praying for all that are reading this! God has a better tomorrow for you. Look to find Him in every situation, and watch the freedom you find.
God Bless you guys.