It is imperative that we deal with insecurity and fear in the days that we live in. The sick, hurting, and lost need us to walk in who we have been created to be. The good news is that God knows how to set us free from that fear and insecurity.
There has been a great emphasis lately on our identity in God. Even though our primary emphasis should be on Who He is in us, I believe that the emphasis on our identity is part of God’s strategy to set us free from insecurity and to prepare us to bring in a great harvest. It is part of God’s strategy to release greater miracles through His sons and daughters. From that place of identity, both humility and boldness can flow. Humility and boldness are keys to walking in God’s power.
Jesus is our perfect example. Although He was and is the Son of God, He was among us as One who served. He said of Himself that He was humble in heart. (Matthew 11:28, 29) However, He was extremely bold. He knew who he was. John 13:3, 4 says, “Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into His hands, and that He had come from God and went to God, He rose up from supper and laid aside His garments. And He took a towel and girded Himself.” Did you see that? He was aware of His identity, where He came from, and where He was going. From that place of knowing Who He was, He was able to take on the most menial of jobs – washing feet. His identity gave Him the ability to serve. I have found that those who lack confidence in who they are will seesaw back and forth from feelings of insignificance to striving to appear significant. Those that constantly strive to be significant will struggle to truly serve with a pure heart. True humility will escape them as they constantly strive.
Knowing your identity in the Lord will enable you to serve, celebrate others, and submit in dependence to the Lord. These are all qualities of humility that increase the grace of God in your life. Whoever humbles himself will be exalted. (Matthew 23:12) Jesus said that serving is the path to greatness. (Matt. 18:4) Celebrating and honoring others will enable us to receive the grace that is on their lives. Dependence on the Lord will cause His power to flow through us.
Knowing your identity in the Lord will also cause you to walk in boldness. It will cause you to speak up and to step up. Boldness caused Peter to say, “Look at us,” to the lame man at the gate beautiful. It enabled him to say, “In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.” (Acts 3:6) It caused him to speak boldly in Jesus’ name over and over again. Yet, Peter did this in dependence on the Lord. Peter said, “And His name, through faith in HIS name, has made this man strong….” (Acts 3:16) Peter walked in humble boldness.
As you meditate on who the Word says you are, it will strike a death blow to insecurity. You are now a son of God who will rule and reign with Him for all eternity. You have the same Spirit in you that raised Christ from the dead. You are deeply loved by the Father. You are not in competition with anyone for His love and care. You are a part of the body of Christ, just as significant as every other part of the body of Christ. You do not have to strive for significance. You already are significant.
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As you spend time in His presence, His love will set you free from the need to perform. No one who understands the perfect love of God will live in insecurity. “Perfect love casts out fear.” (I John 4:18)
When you walk in humility and dependence, as well as in boldness, you will see signs and wonders increase in your life. The world is waiting! Now, go out and serve through the power of the Holy Spirit within you!
A TURNAROUND FOR YOU..
A word by Dana Jarvis
I decree you are making the spiritual journey from the bondage of Egypt into your promised land of destiny. I know you have grown weary. Do not let the murmurings and complaining attitudes rule you. It causes the faith to waiver! Your focus is upon the cup of bitter waters that you are currently drinking from.
Rest assured that your God is making these bitter waters sweet!
You shall taste and see that the Lord is good! You are going to see such extravagance in your daily life. He is delivering much into your hands so reach up and take hold. Just as he was with you before, he is with you now. You are going to drink deep of the Living Waters. The bitter waters of life have tried to steal all joy.
However I hear the Lord say, “It is done, I am the Lord who heals you. I am the Lord who will restore you. I am the Lord who will provide your every need. I am the One that is making the bitter waters sweet!”
I feel so strongly that God is removing your cup of bitter waters you have had to drink for so long. He is causing a turnaround for you in a situation that you desperately need him to move. I am speaking to several and know this word is for you. Even as the Lord led Moses and the children of Israel from their bondage at the Red Sea, it still took one step of faith. One step of faith is all it takes to cause a release from all of this. Take a moment and sow into good ground by giving into Spirit Fuel. For just a contribution of $25, $50, or even $100 or more given into Spirit Fuel is an active step and good ground on which to sow. It is a powerful ministry reaching the world for Christ. As you sow that offering, it is that act of faith that will cause the Red Sea where you are standing to part in your life. The bitter cup will be removed and the sweetness of the Lord shall begin to flow!
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