The enemy knows he doesn’t have to beat the church, just deflect her from her own God-given destiny. A people without inheritance or identity have no substance. New Day is in the business of growing and developing people. And introducing them to their Father and their identity. A people who come as they are and soon Rise up to be all that God has called and is calling them to be!
Jer. 29.11 (NKJV) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Do you believe this about yourself?
Do you believe He has a future for you! A specific future designed and laid out by your Father. And He has given you everything you’ll ever need to succeed.
One of the latest things God has been reminded me of – Justin, I am setting you up to succeed!
He is setting all of us to succeed and fulfill the plans and callings and ministries on our lives.
You saw who you created me to be before I became me![g
] Before I’d ever seen the light of day, the number of days you planned for me were already recorded in your book.[h
If the outline of our story is already written, isn’t it time that we understood it; stepped into it; and began partnering with God in its unfolding process?
It is so easy to become dismayed about our future. It can seem out of focus or out of reach. One reason is that some of us are discouraged about where (any maybe who) we are in the present.
Our vision of tomorrow must impact who we are now.
When we start with the future and work back to the present we get to understand the outline of our story and we can partner with the Holy Spirit to walk the path of that particular process.
Identity is not just about you seeing something about yourself; it is about you becoming that person in reality and truth.
Your life becomes dominated by the identity.
Its knowing that –
- This is who I am regardless of circumstances.
- When I’m in a good place, this is who I am.
- When I’m in a hard place, this is who I am.
- When I’m on the battle field, this is who I am.
- When opposition is against me, this is who I am.
- This is my identity regardless of circumstances.
You take ground in identity, then you hold that ground until it becomes a lifestyle.