I Am Who God Says I Am!
Insecurity is a bully whose power is only gained through intimidation.
We all love those occasions when a person finally stands up to the bully. Did you know that you can (and should) do that to the devil?
The devil is a bully whose power is gained through intimidation, manipulation, and deceit. Sure, he does have power; but his power is limited and confined.
The devil only has authority where we allow it to occur. If you continue to cower back and take heed to all of his lies, you will live the life of a victim whose lunch money is always being stolen, and who constantly lives in fear.
Today I read these words from Peter:
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.”1 Peter 2:9 ESV
As I read Peter’s words, which were inspired by the Holy Spirit, I felt as if God was speaking directly to me, reminding me of who I am in His sight.
- I am chosen by God.
- I am royal, because I am a son of God, and have been given a place of authority in His kingdom.
- I am part of the priesthood, which means I can intercede for and minister to others around me as a representative of God.
- I am holy, because of His free gift of righteousness (not because of my works).
- I am a person who belongs to God. The devil no longer has authority or power over me.
- I am a proclaimer of truth. God has given me a testimony that will encourage others.
- I am no longer trapped in darkness; I am living in the light of Jesus’ love, grace, joy, and freedom.
Insecurity cannot reign where true identity is known.
When the enemy comes to intimidate me or capitalize on my insecurities, I can simply lift my hands to the Lord and thank Him that I am not who I used to be. I am who He says I am!
Then, I can look the devil in the eyes and say, “Not only will you not bully me today, let me remind you of who I am, and who God is, and how defeated you are in Jesus name!”
It’s time to walk in victory.