Everything you need to fulfill your life’s purpose has been given to you. The path to your destiny has been laid before you, and you have been equipped for the journey. You are lacking absolutely nothing.
But your very first thoughts this morning were likely on lack. You didn’t get enough sleep. You don’t have enough energy. You don’t have enough time.
Those were just your first thoughts. They are quickly followed by a barrage of thoughts suggesting you don’t know what you’re doing. You’ve let others down, you’ve let yourself down, and you’re just one huge disappointment. Why even try today? You’re lazy. You’re fat. You’re incapable of change. You’re hopeless. You’re you’re not loved enough, supported enough, or strong enough.
Isn’t it odd how a perfectly equipped girl like you can feel so totally unequipped.
Why is that?
Has the enemy been whispering in your ear, convincing you that you simply don’t have what it takes? Has he been backing you into a corner with the intentions of keeping you stuck doing the same ol’ things you’ve always done, always feeling like you don’t measure up?
Well how much longer are you going to allow him to back you into that corner? How much longer will you do the same ol’ things that haven’t been working? How much longer will you believe this is as good as it’s going to get for you, so settling here is your best option?
Have you been co-signing with the devil? He suggests you are too tired today and you quickly partner with him in agreement. You know what, I am too tired today! Satan, you’re right. This girl is exhausted. All that I said I was going to do today is going to have to wait.
The devil suggests you are overwhelmed, and you’re like yasssssssssss, that’s exactly what I am. I am overwhelmed. As you accept that identity offered to you from the pits of hell, every thought in your mind aligns to what you have accepted, and confirms, indeed, you are entirely too overwhelmed to try to do anything different.
He suggests you are unworthy. He suggests you are incapable of change. You are weak. You are broken. You are lazy. You are not good enough. It’s all suggested to you, and you’re co-signing every suggestion so fast your hand is going numb. “Yes, I am that. Yip, I feel that. Absolutely, I’ve been told that my whole life. Uh huh, that’s exactly what he said. Yeah, that’s my truth.”
STOP CO-SIGNING THE DEVILS SUGGESTIONS ABOUT YOU!
Did he form you in your mother’s womb? Did he plan all your days before a single day began? Are his fingerprints on the inner parts of your being? Did he send his son to die for you?
No. No he did not.
God did that. God formed you in your mother’s womb. He knit you together with love and care in every detail and declared you were his masterpiece. He planned all your days before a single one began, and he said they were good plans, plans to prosper you and give you hope and a future. It’s God’s fingerprints on the inner parts of your being, designing you first as a soul and then giving that soul a body. And it’s only God who willingly gave his son for you so that you wouldn’t perish, but have everlasting life.
So, here’s a thought …
I know this is wild. I know this is really out there and bizarre. I know this might be really awkward in the beginning because it’s so unlike what you’ve been doing before. But, why not try this …
Try believing what God says about you.
Believe you are good enough, because God has declared you good enough.
Believe you are worthy, because God has placed his Spirit within you, and how much is that worth?
Believe you are destined for great things, because God has a purpose for you being here at this precise time and place in history.
Believe you are capable of change and growth, because God says nothing shall be impossible for those who believe.
Co-sign on that today!
Co-sign on the fact that you are supernaturally guided, divinely strengthened, and perfectly equipped by an Almighty God who hasn’t cancelled his good plans for you, just because you’ve been struggling for a bit.
This morning I found a little note I had saved on my phone on May 10, 2021. It said: You lack nothing. Use what I gave you. Signed, God.
The enemy started whispering suggestions of lack in your ear the moment you woke up this morning. You lack enough sleep. You lack enough energy. You lack enough help. You lack clear direction. You lack confidence. You lack money. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. Satan is such a downer!
Maybe in your drowsy moments of just going through the motions and checking the boxes, you started co-signing his suggestions of lack. Now the enemy thinks he has your whole day in his hands. He has ruined it for you before it even began. He has sidelined you before you ever had a chance. He has defeated you with mere suggestions, and you willingly co-signed his suggestions.
BUT NOT TODAY!
Today we hear a different voice. A different suggestion. A truth that is backed by the supernatural. And that voice says YOU LACK NOTHING. USE WHAT I GAVE YOU.
James 1: 2-4 “Consider it pure joy whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”
All that you have gone through has served the great purpose of equipping you. The enemy thought it would take you out. He thought you would be rocking in a dark corner for the rest of your days. WRONG, DEVIL! God has turned every trial you have attacked me with, into strength training to make me into a warrior. Everything you tried to threaten me with, God has used to equip me.
And now, I realize, I lack nothing. I just have to show up and start using what God has given me.
Believe that! Co-Sign that suggestion!
Today, I have enough time. I have enough energy. I have guidance and provisions. I have protection and favor. I have a healing that is taking place down deep on the inside of me, repairing these old wounds and rebuilding my confidence in exactly who God created me to be.
I’m here today to use what I have been given. All this time, I’ve been lacking nothing, I’ve just been co-signing the wrong suggestions.
This is my prayer over you today, my sister:
Hebrews 13:21 “May God 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.”