Have you ever felt like you were stumbling along in life, without passion or purpose!? If that's the case, I want to encourage you today...You were made for so much more than just getting through each day!
Dive into this Dashing Devotional to learn more about becoming all that God created you to be, and to go from merely surviving, to living a life that is exceptional...Because sisters, I have great news for you... You were Born to Thrive!
This past week, my husband and I heard about a one year old baby that was brought to a Christian therapist for help. At one year of age, this little boy had not gained a single pound, his frail body was within ounces of what it weighed at birth. This little creation was failing to thrive.
With more information about the baby's life, the therapist learned that he was being raised in a home where there were more issues than I have room to list and certainly more than any child should experience. But even after rescue and proper care, the baby still wouldn't gain weight.
The therapist, led by the spirit, saw that even at in the earliest of days in this little life, he experience and believed - that he was not worthy to thrive. The therapist broke that agreement in the spirit through prayer, and within days the baby started to show signs of improved health. Within a week, he gained five pounds, and his health started to improve.
I tell this story because I think it's a powerful illustration of how so many of us live out our lives. At some point we accepted a lie and live under the crushing belief that we really are not worthy to thrive. We make choices that line up with that belief. We get hit with messages from the world that cement the conviction even further. We speak words of condemnation and criticism over ourselves in agreement. We fail to thrive - both spiritually and physically.
The amazing truth is, that just like that little baby, we can be free from the thoughts that have limited us for far too long! We can break those agreements and declare no more!!! When we refuse to link arms with lies and replace them with the truth of God's word, we begin to live out those new, TRUE agreements....And it won't take long until they begin to bear fruit in our lives.
Here's the truth about YOU - you were not created to merely survive in this life...No! You were made for a purpose, and you were made to thrive, yes THRIVE! You were created to bring glory to God with your everyday life! You have unspeakable value. You are beautiful! You are approved of, accepted and loved. And, the best news of all? You have the ability to say adiós to lies and hello to a life that THRIVES!!!
If you feel like you are stumbling along through life, or merely surviving today, I would encourage you to go to the Lord, and ask Him to reveal areas that you have believed a lie or settled for less than His best in your life. Pray against any lie, (or even have a pastor, mentor, or close friend you trust pray with you), and renounce any lie you have believed. Begin to get into God's Word, allowing it to restore the picture in your mind, until you begin to see yourself as the overcomer that God created you to be! Remember, you were not created to merely survive...you were born to thrive!
Let's take action right now through prayer!
Father God, we praise you for Who You are! You are mighty God.You are faithful God. You are the Lord who calls us by name! You promise to hold our hand. You've redeemed us! You've put your Spirit on us that we may now enjoy freedom from captivity and the lies of the Enemy. You release us from darkness and failure to thrive emotionally, spiritual and physically, and instead heal us, and bestow beauty and light to dark, lifeless places. You make us glad and you turn our sadness into joyful praise. You are the light that shines forth from us and causes us to radiate your glory! You guide us, strengthen us and satisfy us. We no longer accept lies that have caused us to wither. We no longer accept any tactic of the Enemy intended to consume and weaken us. We have been given everything we need to live a life that thrives and brings you glory. Through our lives your glory is revealed. When we cling to the truth of who YOU say we are, we begin to thrive from the deepest parts of our spirit outward. Our lives reflect your glory and we experience everlasting joy and we know, despite any message that the Enemy or the world uses to tell us differently, that we are a people that you have blessed and called your own. Deeply loved, profoundly treasured, fiercely fought for. In this moment we declare that we no longer walk arm in arm with lies, but in truth and by your power, we thrive! We adore you and we thank you in Jesus name, amen!