People’s words impact us every day. They either give us life, or offer us death. You may well have been the recipient of someone else’s negative words about you. Perhaps it was a parent, a teacher, your spouse, or even a coworker.
Those words are hurtful, and can frequently damage a person’s view of themselves, and even derail God’s destiny on their life. Yet the Word of God is more powerful than anyone, and what God says about you is what really matters.
My teachers at Wheeler Waring public school didn’t always have a lot of positive things to say about me to my mother and my report cards reflected that. Apparently, I had a lot of areas that needed improvement. Two of those areas were reading and writing. I struggled mightily growing up in school and it took a lot of work in order for me to overcome. But even beyond that I had self-esteem issues that affected how I behave and interacted with people.
I share this reality because expressing myself is an important part of my destiny. Teaching and preaching God’s Word is my very purpose in life. What God knew when He formed me in the womb was that He was going to raise me up to proclaim His truth.
Yet God often will bring us to our destinies through challenges. He asked Moses to be His mouthpiece when Moses said he could not even speak. One of the reasons God does this is so that we know where our strength comes. We give Him all the glory. We depend on Him each and every day.
But another reason is so that He can teach us whose voice really matters. People will tell you many things that contradict God’s view and His purposes in our lives. What we need to do is to acknowledge the truth in what they say. Let go of the perceived hindrances that often come with challenges because God is able to use each of us in a mighty way for His kingdom.
God made you on purpose, He gave you your gifts, talents and even your weaknesses. Because He wants you to look to Him for your identity and definition of who you are. Let God use you like He made you. He has a perfect plan for you.
Listen to His words because His words matter most. You are a treasure – a masterpiece. You are His “workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand” so that you would walk in your destiny. I’ve seen firsthand that God can do anything with anyone. He knows no limits.
Pursue your destiny in Jesus Christ, and may God grant you favor and insight as you seek Him and His will for your life.
God Bless, Israel