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You are not Second Rate

How often do we allow the enemy to intimidate us into believing we are second rate Christians and our gifts and callings are not as special as that of others? I want to proclaim to you today that as you seek Jesus and abide in Him, He will place His favor and anointing within you to do exploits for His Kingdom that no one else could ever do.

As I was sharing my heart with the Lord tonight, I began informing Him of my weaknesses. I know I can't accomplish anything without His anointing, but I also have had some fear as I step out to do the many things He leads me to do. As I was repeating the things the enemy had placed in my mind about me, I realized that just as I confess His blessings in the midst of opposition and trust that He will come through for me, I had to begin to decree His will for my life and His ability to fulfill it, not my inability to accomplish anything of worth.

There's a fine line between humility and insecurity. I realized I was leaning to the wrong side. As I began confessing out loud His anointing upon my life, His favour, ability and strength, there were words of encouragement that followed. Words I spoke out of my mouth, but did not understand...until I looked them up and oh my!!! I began to weep as I felt His love envelop me and I was overwhelmed with His encouragement!

We must stop seeing ourselves the way the enemy does or in a natural manner, but see our potential through the eyes of the Spirit! Even if you feel that you are not where you need to be spiritually, you can repent, start fresh, ask Him to transform you and reveal your purpose on this planet. Oh yes! He has one for you and desires to lead you to it! It's not based on your strengths, financial status or abilities, but only dependent on your relationship with Jesus and how much of yourself you are willing to surrender for Him to work through.

You are not second rate! You are a child of the MOST HIGH GOD AND THE BRIDE OF CHRIST! You are called, chosen, separated and equipped to do whatever He calls you to do! Seek His face, take His hand and find your place, right in the center of His will! With Jesus, nothing is impossible for you!!

Luke 1:37 (NKJV) "For with God nothing will be impossible.”

Hebrews 13:20-21 (NLT) Now may the God of peace—who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great Shepherd of the sheep, and ratified an eternal covenant with His blood—may He equip you with all you need for doing His will. May He produce in you, through the power of Jesus Christ, every good thing that is pleasing to Him. All glory to Him forever and ever! Amen.

Hebrews 10:35-36 (NKJV) Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise.

Philippians 1:6 (ESV) And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.

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