I am knee deep in writing and I can’t tell you how excited I am about this new project I am working on. It is for you and because of you that I write and hit my knees in prayer. God has done such a marvelous work in me; I know what it’s like to carry around baggage that used to weigh me down. This unpacking of bags is to remove all the unnecessary things to fill your heart back up with the things that are from God. We all have felt the weight of words, how they cut and stay with us. We become labeled and believe it. Our label says damaged goods. It’s a thin thread that keeps it attached to you and it becomes your noose, your chain, your baggage.
Lies. Regrets. Your past. Wrongly accused. Forgotten. Rejected. Unloved.
I believe firmly in being real and that leaves me pretty bare before you, but it’s the only way I know to function. My personal label and the root of insecurity from my past is “I am not enough.” That somewhere deep in me is all things that are lacking and not enough. Every lie spoken over me had a stronger, more powerful truth. But it didn’t mean anything until I believed what God said about me. Every lie spoken over you has a stronger, more powerful truth. My prayer is that you become unlabeled by your heartbreak and that you take on the label of wanted, worth it, and free.
A label: is anything that defines you.
*An item used to identify something or someone.
*A small piece of paper attached to an article to designate it’s origin, owner, content, use, or destination.
Something SO SMALL like a label has such enormous power over us…doesn’t it? Especially if we believe it.
I need you to get this.
Your Origin is this, your frame was not hidden when you were made in secret.
“My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.” (Ps 139:15)
Your Owner is the Creator of all heaven who does not make mistakes. He makes designer originals not cheap knock-offs. And your Owner made enough grace to cover the broken places of your past. You belong to Him. You are His beloved.
Your Content is not your past, it is this…”I have everything I need according to life and godliness.”
3 seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us [a]by His own glory and [b]excellence. (2 Peter 1:3 New Am Standard)
Your old Content can be erased & you can have a clean start. No regrets, just joy unleashed!
Behold the old has gone…
And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” (Rev 21:4-6 NASB)
Your Use: You are useful…you are no longer USED up.
Your destination is this: The life you’ve always longed for but never thought possible or that you deserved it. You’re ultimate destination is heaven. Baby, you are just passing through. This journey you are on, this destination has had DETOURS and BROKEN roads.
EVERY LYING LABEL HAS A STRONGER, MORE POWERFUL TRUTH.
I dare you to rip off the old labels for this very reason…your thoughts will keep you captive when all you really want is to be free. You can’t be free if you are unguarded.
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:7)
Life has left a mark, God will erase the sting.
When the world whispers you are worthless. God says, You are worth it.
“The king (YOUR OWNER) is enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your lord.” (Prov 45:11)
15-17 This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with him! (Rom 8:15-17 MSG)
Take some time today to write down your labels and ask God to reveal His truth to you, I would love to hear from you…what has been labeling you?