Heart of Forgiveness

Jesus said, “Let him who hath no sin cast the first stone”.

It is so easy to see the faults of others than we see our own faults. It is so easy to hold on to our hurts than to accept that we also hurt others. It is so easy to take matters into our own hands and judge others over their errors than we receive judgement from others. How often have we dished out punishments on those who have offended us without first thinking of our own offences. Has God called us to be the judge of the earth or to look inward and forgive those who spitefully use us?

How can we call on the Almighty God to defend us in greater things when we cannot let go of little things? How is the greatest defender of all time going to avenge us of our enemies if we fight our own battle and refuse to forgive those who offended us? When we act as if we have no sin, when we hold on to our hurts, when we stay away from our offenders and we shut the doors of our heart against those who have hurt us, there is no forgiveness in our hearts and this very act itself is called sin. But when we allow God’s intervention in that situation then we allow for healing from that painful memory and we open up the door for restoration.

The ultimate goal in life is not to keep records of wrongdoings nor to pay back those who offend us with evil nor to hold on to our hurts for a long period of time but the ultimate goal in life is to be Christ-like; to not make a mountain out of a molehill, to let go and let God, to have a forgiving spirit, live in perpetual forgiveness and to forgive our offenders even before they offend us. This is exactly what Jesus meant when he said to forgive seventy times seven in a day; to not hold grudges against anybody, to forgive before you are offended, to bear with others, to put yourself in the other people’s shoes and be really patient with them especially when they get things wrong.

We ought to have a mindset of Christ. We ought to believe that God has our back and he is the one who fights our battle. We ought to give humanity the benefit of a doubt and give excuses for others knowing that it is out of character for anybody to go out of their way just to hurt our feelings. We ought not to take ourselves too seriously such that we are offended by people’s behaviour. When we do these things, then our peace will flow like a river and our joy will be full till it overflows. We ought to understand that we are all on a journey and some people might understand the journey faster than others. Some people might even set sail earlier than others and it is to understand that because you are a fast learner or you are quick to do things does not mean you are better than those who are slow to understand and coming behind you.

It is to understand that when we wear the judgement cloak as though God has given us the task to preside over a court case and we hold others at ransom with unforgiveness in our hearts, we ourselves have several times been forgiven by a just God and he does not hold us at ransom for our iniquities. God does not visit our pasts and he does not hold it against us rather he forgets the pasts and he encourages us to move forward. When Jesus shared the parable of the unforgiven debtor, he also pointed out to us that the same debtor had just recently been forgiven yet he forgot the graciousness of his creditor and he went out to be cruel to others who owed him. He himself was then thrown into prison for life. When we refuse to let go and let God, let us remember that we ourselves are imperfect and not devoid of wrongdoings/imperfections.

When we refuse to forgive and we beat our offenders with lashes in our hands then we forget the God of heaven who himself forgave our iniquities such that while we were yet sinners he loved us. Let us remember the many times we have sinned against God yet God forgave us of our sins and he cleansed us. We ought to emulate God in these things to let go and allow God be the judge. If you are struggling with unforgiveness in your heart, the following set of biblical declarations will help set your mind in the right place, your focus on God and your heart for healing from all kinds of hurt so that you may embrace the spirit of forgiveness and live as Christ commanded us to do so.

Make a bold declaration of faith with me today.

I am kind and tenderhearted. I forgive those who offended me just as Christ also forgave me of my sins (Ephesians 4:32)

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Today I release God’s comfort and peace into the heart of those who have offended and hurt me. May they not be overwhelmed by sorrow in their heart and may they swim in God’s unwavering love for humanity (2 Corinthians 2: 5-8)
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I declare that as I am forgiven by heavenly father so also I forgive those who have hurt me for as far as the East is from the West in accordance to the grace given me, I now forgive. I do not judge as the world judge and neither do I condemn as the world condemns but I release those who have hurt and abused me into God’s ever loving arms. May they find peace and joy in their hearts forever more (Luke 6:37).
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Accepting God’s Love

Believe it or not, God loves you no matter what you may think! He loves you no matter what anybody may have said to you or done to you. God loves you no matter what trauma you may have gone through. No matter what your actions may be against love. God loves you! He loves you unconditionally in spite of your condition.  He loves you objectively in spite of your objections. He loves you irrespective of your lack of respect for him. He loves you in spite of that situation or circumstances. He has not forgotten about you and he will never forsake you.  

You may struggle to accept his love as a result of your experiences yet he will not reject you. This father’s love is unconditional and irreplaceable. Your heavenly father loves and cares for you deeply no matter what. His love is incomparable to any other human love on earth. God’s love gives you confidence and it boosts your ego. It helps you come into your own person and accelerates your growth in life. It doesn’t matter if you have never had a taste of that fatherly love’s experience, it doesn’t matter if the absence of a father has left a vacuum in your life. God’s love can and will fill you up to the overflowing.  

Father’s day for you may have been more of a remembrance day like it was for me until a few years ago than it was a day to celebrate my earthly father. His loss and his absence may have lost a vacuum in my heart for many years, thankfully God stepped in and filled the hole in my heart wuth his love. Today I celebrate the many father figures that have come my way. I celebrate on Father’s day many father figures in my life who have been there for me and who have stepped in at any time I needed the father’s guide and love. 

Father’s day for you may have been a day you were reminded of the abuse you suffered instead of the protection you needed. It may have been a day you remembered the rejection or the disapproval you suffered from your father instead of an acceptancehe  and approval you longed for. For you, father’s day may have been a reminder of your disappointments with your biological father. He may have disappeared when you needed him the most. He may have abused you, used you and dumped you. He may have cursed you instead of releasing a blessing over you. He may have disappeared into thin air when he was supposed to stand by you and stay with you. And this may make father’s day a difficult day for you.

The good news is, God’s love never disappoints. His love is like a rock, never moving, never shaken, always present. Always on stand by to comfort you and shower you with his love. His love is the ultimate. Where you have not known your biological father or you do not know him enough to experience his love, God knows you and his love for you never fails. He will do so much more for you than an earthly father could ever do for you. Nothing can stop God from loving you. He loves you beyond measure and nothing can separate you from his love.

The Bible says; “Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?” (Romans 8:35S).

Where you may have lost your father to death or any other unforeseen circumstances, God is readily available to be the father you lost. He is the father of the fatherless and the husband of the widow. He comes riding with comfort in his wings and bearing provisions in his back. He is ever loving and ever faithful. He will never disappear on you and you can never lose him. Though an earthly father is a representative of a heavenly father on earth, But in a case where you have not seen God’s love through your biological father and you struggle to accept God’s love due to your experiences, God’s love can permeate through your heart on this Father’s Day if you will give him a chance. You too can enjoy God’s unending love when you choose to accept his love. And where you may be struggling to see or accept God’s love, the following Bible Declarations of faith would help open up your heart to receiving God’s love.

Make a Declaration of Faith

Today I accept the unconditional, unending love of God into my heart. I may have gone through situations amd circumstances that have shaken my faith in the live of God, today I accept my fate in God and I declare that I am loved by God unconditionally. God loves me no matter what! Though, once a sinner and I went astray, now I am back and I am wrapped up in the love of God through Christ who died for my sins so that I can experience God’s great love. (Romans 5:8)

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My God is rich and merciful and he loves me greatly. Through God’s love I come alive together with Christ who saved me by his grace (Ephesians 2:4-5)

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I declare that I am enveloped with God’s love through his son Jesus Christ. Today I accept the love of God with all of my heart and I exchange the missing piece of my heart for the wholeness in God so that I might live through his son Christ Jesus whom he sent to be the propitiation for my sins (1 John 4:9-11)

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I declare that God is mighty to save and he saves me from loss and rejection. I declare that God rejoices over me with gladness and quietens me with his love. He is exulted over me with loud singing (Zephaniah 3:17)

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I am a product of God’s love filled with God’s love for the world. I am a child of God born with love, to show forth his love for the world (1 John 3:1)

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I believe that God loves me so much he gave up his only son just for me in whom I believe that I shall not perish with this world but I have now inherited an everlasting life. (John 3:16)

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I am the apple of God’s eyes and he jealously guards me (Deuteronomy 32:10).

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God is my father. He is my creator, my potter. I am the clay in his hands, the work of his hands carefully moulded for his purpose. He has great pride in me. I am his finished product ( Isaiah 64:8)

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My father knows what I need before I ask him (Matthew 6:8). He sees what is done in the secret and he rewards me for my labour of love (Matthew 6:4)

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I am loved. I am valuable in God’s eyes. Much more valuable than the birds of the air who do not sow or reap or store in barns yet my father feeds them (Matthew 6:26)

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I ask my father for good gifts and he gives them to me (Matthew 7:11)

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Praise be to the God and father of my Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed me in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. I am chosen, predestined in love and adopted to be a child of God. I am loved (Ephesians 1:3-5)

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Adoration for God on Father’s day

God, you are the world’s greatest, The greatest of all time.
You are the worlds legend, The first of all firsts.
You are the national treasure
The Lord God we all admire
You are filled with exceptional qualities we all desire but can never acquire

You are greater than the greatest, Greater than father Abraham, the father of our faith
You are higher than the highest, Higher than the generals of all time
All fathers get their names from you

Your love for us is deeper than we can ever imagine
Your love for us never dwindle, it never diminishes, it never changes
Your love for us is unquenchable.
Your love for us is unconditional,  immeasurable and pleasurable
Your deep compassion for us is deeper than the earth
You never reject in spite of our failures
You never withdraw from us in spite of our errors and mistakes
You never scold us beyond what we can handle
You always correct us in love and you bring us back to your loving arms

You love us beyond ways any other father could love us
You care for us more than our earthly father could ever love us
You are always there, you are never changing, never shifting, never moving
You stand by us like a rock
When our father’s and mothers forsake us you are there to carry us in your loving arms

You are the lead above all leaders
You choose the humble at heart and you reject the proud and the boastful
You make and you break leaders
Leaders of all leaders bow before you
They consult you for wisdom and counsel
You are the Leader of all leaders
You are the greatest in heaven and on the earth
You are the greatest leader above the greatest ever lived
There is no end to your leadership

You are the greatest hero of all time
You are the hero whose fame never end
You don’t need anybody’s approval to be a hero
You don’t need anybody’s permission to be a hero and
You don’t need anybody’s acceptance as a hero
We can’t stop talking about you and we can never get rid of you
Nobody can stop you from being a hero

Heroism is in your nature, there is no end to it
You sweep in whenever we’re in need
You come to the rescue when we’re stuck in a rut
You deliver from the oppressor and you fight the cause of the helpless
You watch over us and protects us from the enemy
You save us whenever we call on you
Those who accept you receive the light
Those who reject you grope in darkness

You are the head above all heads
You are the first before all firsts
You preceed all precedents
You preside over all Presidents
You reside over all residents on earth and in heaven
You exist before any other existents
You are God before any other gods, all other gods bow and tremble before you
You rule above all rulers
You reign above all

Overcoming Deception

People no longer speak the truth. They hide it under their tongues and utter deceits. They pretend and there’s no truth found in them. I have had my share of being deceived and it really hurts. When deception sneaked up on me I was unguarded. It came from where I least expected it and from one of my closest friends. It came in my most vulnerable moment and ensared me with subtle solution to my problems. Little did I know that its subtle counsel was going to be my ruin.

It happened when Jesus was hungry too. He had been fasting for forty days and forty nights and he was hungry when the devil sneaked up on him suggesting the only seemingly solution at the time; “turn these stones to bread” he urged Jesus. But Jesus recognised the devil’s trick to deceive and he was able to overcome the lust of the flesh. Had he succumbed to the devil’s tactics he would have fallen for that solution and that would have ended his ministry (Matthew 4:3).

Be wary of deception, it always comes promising enlightenment. It happened to Eve.  She was minding her own business when the serpent crawled up to her and struck a sensible conversation with her in the garden of Eden; “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” (Genesis 3:5). Deception plays on your vulnerability and feeds on your fears too. Think about what it did to Ananias and Saphira. It was their land they sold and their money to keep but the devil played a trick on their minds and they tried to deceive the man of God. The end thereof was death (Acts 5:1-11).

Deception always captures the mind of its victims. It is the way the world function. Be on alert. Guard the walls of your heart against deception; either to deceive others or from being deceived by others. It is not God’s ways. His ways are perfect, straightforward and transparent. When a man conceal a relationship, that woman might have fallen prey to the spirit of deception. When your stomach is full after eating a platefull of food yet you can’t resist another plate, you might have fallen prey to deception. When you have important things to do but you find yourself glued to the TV, you are being deceived.

Deception always plays a trick on people. When it seems like you have been captured by the spirit of deception, when you are feeling deceived or when the devil is playing a trick on your mind in trying to convince you to lie with intent to deceive somebody else, make a dash for the sword of the spirit and speak out loud the following declarations for your victory.

Make a bold declaration of faith with me today

1) I demolish arguments and pretension that sets itself against the knowledge of God, and I take captive every thought and I make them obedient to Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5 NIV)

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2) I declare that the spirit of him who raised Christ from dead is alive and he lives in me giving me the discerning of spirit and revealing the truth to me in all situation.

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3) Henceforth I walk in the integrity of heart, my path is secured and I attract integrity in return.

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4) I am no longer conformed to the ways of this world, but my mind is renewed daily through the word of God for the discernment of God’s will and a total transformation of my life according to his purpose for me.

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5) God will arise on my behalf and save me from the spirit of deception. When deceitful spirit come against me in one way, God will raise up a standard against it so that I do not fall prey to its captivity.

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6) I declare that I am enabled as a child of God to act justly and to stay on the path of righteousness. I speak the truth and I stand by the truth. I stay far away from deception, corruption and lying tongues. Hence God delights in me and he rewards my obedience to his word.

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7) I no longer sow into the flesh where lies, deceit or corruption leads to destruction, but henceforth I sow consciously into the spirit speaking the truth at all times and it sets me free.

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8) I speak the truth in love and I grow in all aspects of Christ who is the head over me.

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9) I walk by the spirit and the desires of the flesh I will not fulfill. I am no longer under the law but under grace therefore I submit to the spirit of God, He leads and guides me in all I do. I walk by the spirit and he leads me into all truth.

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10) I am a child of God and I do the will of God. I worship God in spirit and in truth. I do unto others as I want them to do to me. I stay away from malice, bitterness, anger, slander, strife, envy, jealousy as God gives me grace and strength and I no longer fulfill the desires of the flesh.

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11) I declare that I am not afraid to speak the truth at any time but the Lord God empowers me to speak the truth to nations in boldness and as I speak the truth in love to others so is truth multiplied to me in manifold. Deception is exposed and the truth prevails in my life at all times. I will not deal with others in lying tongues or in deceit but henceforth I live and rejoice in the truth and it sets me free. No matter how bitter the truth is I embrace it into my bossom, it edifies me and keeps me aligned to God’s will for my life. Whenever I speak the truth, it builds me up and honors me. It does not destroy me, not does it ruin my reputation, my image or my name. It does not put me down but instead it makes me a better person and elevates me to a position of honor. Henceforth, I walk in the understanding of heart with the truth on my tongue and peace dwells in my gate.

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12) Henceforth my mouth will utter the truth and wickedness is an abomination to my lips. I speak the truth to my family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and acquaintances and my lips speak knowledge sincerely.

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SCRIPTURES

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; ( 2 Corinthians 10:5).

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out (Proverbs 10:9 ESV)

The LORD will grant the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven (Deuteronomy 28:7 NIV)

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life (Galatians 6:7-8 ESV).

Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight (Proverbs 12:22 ESV).

but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ (Ephesians 4:15)

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect (Romans 12:2).

But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves (James 1:22 ESV).

But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, … (Galatians 5:16-26 ESV)

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies (John 8:44 ESV).

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them (Proverbs 11:3 ESV).

And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them (Luke 6:31 ESV).

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you (Ephesians 4:31-32 ESV).

Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices (Colossians 3:9 ESV)

‘These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates (Ephesians 4:25).

Therefore, laying aside falsehood, SPEAK TRUTH EACH ONE of you WITH HIS NEIGHBOR, for we are members of one another (Proverbs 12:17)

“For my mouth will utter truth; And wickedness is an abomination to my lips (2 Corinthians 2:17)

“My words are from the uprightness of my heart, And my lips speak knowledge sincerely.

Thankful for Painful Experiences

If not for that heart break you may not have met the right person today. If not for that failure you may not have known what it means to have success. If not for that defeat you may not have known what it means to win a battle. If not for that struggle you may not have known what it means to have it easy. If not for that break up you may not have known what it means to be standing on your own two feet today. If not for that traumatic experience you may not have known what it means to put yourself in other people’s shoes. If not for that character you may not have known what it means to guard your heart. If not for that rejection you may not have known what it feels like to be accepted. If not for hunger you may not have known what it means to be full.

Every single one of your painful experiences are for good reasons; they occur in order to bring you to a state of awareness, to a state of maturity, to a state of humility, to a state of endurance and total surrender to God. None of them were meant to bring you down but every single one of them were intended to shape you and bring you up for God’s glory. None of them were meant for evil or to set you back but they were permitted by God in order to give you a platform for elevation. That painful experience is not meant for you to be a target but you were specifically chosen by God for that great big task. God allowed you to go through it in order to build up strength in you. God allowed you to go through it for you to fulfil purpose in life.

This too shall pass. Instead of you drowning in sorrow and despair as a result of this painful experience turn it into praise. The Bible says that you are blessed and happy when you go through trials for the sake of the gospel or for Christ’s sake for then your name is written in the book of life. That or those painful experience(s) is/are your stepping stones for your elevation network. Be thankful to God for choosing you for such a task. I know a lady who got an award simply for standing strong and still keeping faith having gone through emotional trauma on the loss of her husband and her sister within two weeks apart. Not saying that’s what its suppose to be but trying to encourage you that as unique as your experience is to you that is as precious and unique as you are to God. For God to have chosen you for such a great big task, that means he jas something bigger and better in your future. So thank God for that painful experience.

Adoption into God’s Kingdom

When Meghan Markle married Prince Harry of the United Kingdom on May 19th 2018, she became a bonafide member of the British royal family. As a virtue of her adoption into the British kingdom through marriage, she seized to be a commoner and she began a new life entirely. She has a new name, a new title the Duchess of Sussex and a new set of rules to help guide her and settle her into her new identity in the British empire.

This process is the same for anybody who genuinely surrenders their life to God through a set of confession of sin, believing in Jesus Christ and proclaiming him as their Lord and personal saviour. They are drafted from darkness into the kingdom of light, they seize from being a sinner, they become a child of God among the saints through adoption and they become a bonafide member of the Kingdom of God.

When this adoption takes place, they have a new name as a child of God and they become part of a bigger family in the body of Christ. No longer will they behave or think in the same way as of old but they adopt new ways of thinking and doing things as Christians. And just as a father secures the future of his children so does God align things in place to secure your future in his kingdom. You will find yourself endowed with spiritual blessings that enable you to settle in your new identity in Christ.

You may not know this but some of the things that takes place as soon as your adoption into God’s family is completed is that your sins are forgiven. You will have a new name. You are given a new image. You are given a new mind that enables you to think differently and see things from a different perspective. You are given a new heart in preparation for the fight in the world. God also writes your name in the book of life. You inherit an eternal life through Christ. You get to share in the inheritance of God’s firstborn son – Jesus Christ. You become an heir apparent with Christ Jesus.

Knowing these things sometimes help solidifies one’s stand in the kingdom and it strengthens one’s faith in God. Whenever anything comes to threaten your identity in the kingdom or it want to shift your focus away from God or from your new future, feel free to reach out to the following sets of scriptural declarations and speak them over yourself until you feel strengthened, enabled and prepared for a lifetime in the kingdom for eternity.

Make a bold declaration of faith with me today
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I have a new life through Christ Jesus. I am no longer of this world but of the heavenly kingdom. I therefore no longer think or act like those of this world. I am a new creature in Christ Jesus. Old things have passed away and all things have become new. (John 8:23, 2 Corinthians 5:17)
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I have been crucified with Christ. I no longer live but Christ lives in me and henceforth I will strive to please the Lord who adopted me into his family for a brand new life. (Galatians 2:20)
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Since my adoption into the kingdom of God, I have become the apple of God’s eyes. God sees to it that I am well loved and well cared for. Now I have an inheritance in heaven through Jesus Christ, an inheritance of eternal life. (Zechariah 2:8, 1 Peter 1:4)
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I was carefully handpicked, specially chosen by Christ to be drafted into the kingdom of light and steadily grafted into becoming like Christ. I am a child of God adopted into the family of God to become holy and blameless before God and to serve him for the rest of my life. I am no longer forsaken and no longer condemned to hell but I am found and accepted into the saintly duties. (1 Peter 2:9, Romans 15:27)
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God predestined me to be his child and he did not rest until I became fully his own. Now I am a child of God living in the light of God, walking in his ways and in obedience to his will, fulfilling his purposes for my life in accordance to his good pleasure for me. Now people who sees me will see the difference in me and they will call me a child of the most high God. (Ephesians 1:5,Romans 8:29,Romans 8:30, 2 Corinthians 6:18)
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I have been redeemed from the curse of the law and adopted into God’s kingdom through Christ. I am no longer a slave but I am a child of God and an apparent heir to the kingdom of God through Christ whom I can cry Abba! Father!. (Romans 8:15-17, Galatians 3:26)
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God calls me by a new name – His delight is in me. Hence when I turn to God in humility and I call upon his name, I am confidently assured that God hears me from heaven, forgives my sins and he heals me.
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I am no longer a sinner but I have become a saint before God. I am forgiven, washed and cleansed through the blood of Jesus and through Christ I have now become a bonafide member of the heavenly saints.
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I declare and I boldly proclaim my adoption into the kingdom of God. I am a child of light no longer belongs to the dark world. I am no longer a slave to sin but I have been set free to live life in accordance with God’s laws and commandments. The grace of God has given me a new life and it will help align me to God’s will at all times so that I can enjoy the eternal life set before me in due season.
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God bestows his love on me. I am called a child of God and I am led by the spirit of God.
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I have a new mind and a new attitude in Christ. I will follow in his footsteps and I will receive a new inheritance among the saints as my reward amongst many ithers.
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I am God’s masterpiece whom He created anew in Christ Jesus so that I can do the good things He planned for me long ago.
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I am a child of God through faith in Christ Jesus. Jesus is the author of my faith and he is the seal of approval for my fate in heaven. I will love him and walk in obedience with him. So it shall be well with me.
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Through my adoption into God’s family, I have become a child of God, heir also, heir of God and fellow heir with Christ on earth and in heaven.
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I have been justified by grace and made heir according to the hope of eternal life.
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I am not a stranger or an alien but I am a fellow citizen with the saints through Christ who redeemed and adopted me into God’s family.
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15) I receive Jesus as my Lord and I believe in his name through whom I have become a child of God (John 1:12)
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16) God is my father and I am his child through faith in Jesus Christ
( 2 Corinthians 6:18, Galatians 3:26)

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17) God loves me dearly. He calls me his own. I am a child of God. I am called by God. (1 John 3:1, Hoses 11:1)

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18) Now that I am a child of God, I carry the spirit of Christ in my heart through which I cry Abba! Father! That spirit testifies with my spirit that I am a child of God and it leads me in life to do according to God’s will (Galatians 4:6, Romans 8:14-16)

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19) The kingdom of heaven now belongs to me. I am no longer a slave but I am a child, an heir to the throne through God and I am led by the Spirit of God (Galatians 4:7, Matthew 19:14)

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20) Henceforth people will know me as a child of God because I emulate my father in righteousness and in loving my brothers and sisters in Christ ( 1 John 3:10)

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21) I am a peacemaker and as such I am blessed to be called a child of God (Matthew 5:9)

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22) I have a father who is kind to ungrateful and evil men. I will walk in his footsteps in loving my enemies, doing good and lending to them, for in doing this my reward will be great as a child of the most high (Luke 6:35)
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23) I have not received the spirit of slavery into fear but I have received the spirit of adoption into God’s family through which I can cry Abba! Father! (Romans 8:15)

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24) As a child of God, I will henceforth walk in humility, have the mind of Christ, walk out my salvation with fear and trembling, do everything without grumbling or arguing so that I may become blameless and pure before the world and my light may shine bright like stars in the sky. (Philippians 2:12-15)

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25) I was formerly darkness but now I am light in the Lord. I believe Jesus is the light of the world and he is my light. I am a child of light and I walk as a child of light (John 12:36, Ephesians 5:8)

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26) I am a child of light. I am a child of day. I am not of the night nor of darkness. I am the light of the world through Christ whose light shines in me ( 1 Thessalonians 5:5)

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27) I am God’s child, heir also, heir of God and fellow heir with Christ. If I suffer with Christ on earth I will also be glorified with him (Romans 8:17)

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28) I have been justified by his grace and made heir according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 3:7)

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29) I am no longer a stranger and an alien but I am a fellow citizen with the saints and I am a member of God’s family ( Ephesians 2:19)

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30) Through Christ I have access in one spirit to the father (Ephesians 2:18)

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31) I give thanks to the father who has qualified me to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light ( Colossians 1:12)

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32) Today the Lord declares me to be his child, his treasured possession. I will obey his commandments  (Deuteronomy 26:18)

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33) I am a child of God and I overcome the world through Christ who dwells in me and is greater than he that is in the world  ( 1 John 4:4)

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34) God is my father even if the world does not recognise me, God recognises me and he accepts me. A redeemer from of old is his name ( Isaiah 63:16)

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35) God is my father. He leads me beside still waters and in a straight path, I will not stumble ( Jeremiah 31:9)

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36) My father who is heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come and your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:9, Luke 11:2)

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37) I was predestined for adoption as a child of God through Jesus Christ according to the kind intention of God’s will. Therefore I Bless God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed me with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose me in Him before the foundation of the world, that I would be holy and blameless before Him In love to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved ( Ephesians 1:3-6)

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38) I am redeemed from under the law and adopted into the kingdom of God (Galatians 4:5)

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39) I am no longer under the law but I am now a child of God through faith in Christ Jesus  (Galatians 3:24-25)

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40) I am chosen by Christ and accepted by the saints into God’s Kingdom. I am no longer rejected or condemned to hell. I am no longer forsaken to die and perish in sin. Now I am a child of God. I am drafted from darkness into the kingdom of light. I am drafted from disgrace into grace and from judgement into a life of mercy. I am no longer on the outside of grace but I am on the inside of mercy and love. Henceforth. I will thrive on on love and live in mercy with humility in my heart. I will live holy and blameless before God and I will work out my salvation for as long as grace and mercy are suffient for me. God loves me. I am his own child whom he adopted into his family. He is proud of me and he shows me of to the world. Now the world will call me a blessed child of God.

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SCRIPTURES
1) …and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).
2) I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
3) even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him (Ephesians 1:4).
4) For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them (Ephesians 2:10).
5) I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me (Galatians 2:20).
6) And, “I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:18)
7) But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!” So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and if a son, then an heir through God. Formerly, when you did not know God, you were enslaved to those that by nature are not gods (Romans 8:14-17).
8) For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.
9) The nations will see your righteousness, And all kings your glory; And you will be called by a new name Which the mouth of the LORD will designate (Isaiah 62:2).
10) See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him (1 John 3:1-2).
11) For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God (Romans 8:14).
12) For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:26).
13) and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him (Romans 8:17).
14) so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life (Titus 3:7).
15) So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God’s household, (Ephesians 2:19).

Declarations of Faith for New Christians

Doubt may set in. Confusion may find its way to you. Friends may mock you. The family may dissuade you. Colleagues at work or an acquaintance may taunt you. It’s all the ploy of the enemy to shift your focus away from the true God. It’s all a plan of the devil to make you afraid of the glorious future ahead of you. The devil does not let go easily. When he sees that you have made the beeline to turn your life around for the best and you have accepted Christ as your Lord and saviour, he will try all in his capacity to deceive, tempt and lure you out of God’s marvellous light.

The devil’s tactic is to steal, to kill and to destroy and he will try all sort to stop you from believing in God but do not give in. Stand firm in your faith. When you find yourself tempted, facing trials and tribulations, do not falter. When your sheer willpower can no longer support your belief in God, then make a beeline for the word of God and speak the following biblical declarations to strengthen your faith in God.

Make a Bold Declaration of Faith with Me Today
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I have not been giving the spirit of fear but of power, of love and of a sound mind. I am not afraid of what man can do to me as I set my face on God like a flint, I will not be moved.
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My mind is alert, my heart is receptive. I am obedient to the word of God and it sets me free.
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I declare that my kingdom is not of this world but it is set in the heavenly places filled with power and authority. It is set above principalities and powers of darkness enabling me to no longer conform to the patterns of this world. Henceforth, I set my eyes on things above in the heavenly Kingdom, I will obey its rules and regulations and I will reap the reward thereof.

I am a child of God graced with an inheritance of eternal life through my saviour Jesus Christ. I fight the good fight of faith with Christ on my side and I have victory until I sit next to him in eternity.

My new life is hidden in Christ and I have a new stake in the heavenly kingdom as joint heirs with Jesus and I have a new name which is written in the book of life, I am assured that nothing can take me away from God’s grip. My life is hidden in Christ. I will no longer turn my back to this new life given to me through grace but I will remain loyal, faithful and steadfast in my new found faith till God calls me home to be with him. So help me God.
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I declare that I have the mind of Christ. I am no longer subjected to the flesh but I walk in the spirit and I reap the reward thereof.
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God makes everything to work together for my good from now on, He is the one who has called me according to his purpose and it is to him I am answerable.

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SCRIPTURES
1) For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7 KJV)
2) And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose ( Romans 8:28 NIV)
3) But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you (Romans 6:17 KJV)
4) I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life (1 John 5:13 NIV)
5) For, “Who can know the LORD’s thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ ( 1 Corinthians 2:16 NLT)
6) Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires (Romans 8:5)

Overcoming Rejection

How do you deal with rejection when you know it hurts and facing its stings alone is even worse? It is emotionally draining and it affects one’s state of mind negatively. It creates fear. It paralyses self-confidence. And it introduces self-doubt. It makes you question your belief and leaves you with sheer terror. Sometimes it attacks with subtlety and at other times, it attacks head-on, with such cold stare that opens deep wounds. It creates such pain in the heart and feelings of shame, failure and deception. These negative emotions created by rejection are not something a Christian can merely shake off or face alone easily. Only God’s healing can truly set free from such snare.

Most of us have been its victim at least once in our lifetime. Right from an early age when that child refused to share his or her toys with us, or that time when that classmate and her friends ganged up to isolate us from their team, to that time when that person refused to acknowledge our presence leaving us with such shame, to that acquaintance who decided to ditch our conversation in exchange for some frivolous activity, and that employer who failed to see our talent or ability and decided to not hire us, to that group of friends who would not allow us in their inner circle, to that man who could not see beyond the physical. The list is endless when it comes to feeling rejected.

Even Jesus Christ the king of Jews was rejected. He also went through this gruesome experience during his lowest moment on earth. One day he was hailed as King of the Jews with praises and shouts of Hosanna, the next day he was rejected and swapped for Jesus the Barabbas, a criminal in the prison. But instead of Jesus to have withdrawn himself from the people, he prayed for them even on the cross of Calvary.

I met a woman who was once refused a hug from somebody else. She said It was as if a dagger went through her. She had extended a gesture of love but she was blatantly refused. It affected her confidence badly and she withdrew herself from the other person but that incidence also challenged her Christian faith. Her Christian responsibility was not to withdraw herself from another human being but to show God’s love even in the face of rejection.

My Christian friend decided to let go of her ego and she approached her offender with more love gesture. It was not easy at first but she understood what the issue was and she was willing to lay down herself for God to shine through her.

The more you try to deal with rejection in your own strength, the more difficult you may find that feeling to overcome. But, when you accept God’s love in your heart and you resolve to speak the word of God over that situation, when you decide to turn to the word of God and you speak it over your life to overcome that feeling of rejection and its stings, then you will receive your healing, inner peace and emotional stability that you need to live life in abundance.

Asking questions or blaming yourself will not bring the desired solution but turning to God’s word for a complete restoration will help you develop a thick skin, overlook certain human behaviour, see beyond the person who rejected you and deal with the spirit behind that behaviour. Henceforth, make a pact to no longer wrap its stings around your chest, it will only cause you more pain. Don’t carry it on your head either, it’ll cloud your judgement and stop you from carrying out your Christian responsibility. Instead, let it go. Deal with it spiritually and allow God to heal you, he heals the broken-hearted.

Make a bold declaration of faith

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Today I rest in the assurance that God accepts me and God loves me unconditionally. No matter what anybody may do to or against me, God is for me and he is never against me. When the world rejects me for Christ’s sake then the Lord accepts me for his name’s sake. His promises are sure and his word never fails. Nothing can separate me from this love of my God. He never leaves me and he never forsakes me. God accepts me unconditionally.
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God is for me even when the world is against me. Rejection cannot pull me down nor can it drown me out . When I stand I stand with God and the spirit of rejection flees from me.
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Rejection cannot put on hold God’s will for my life instead it will serve as part of God’s plan to pull me closer to God and fulfil God’s purpose for me. Henceforth, rejection will work together for my good.
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I declare that the blessings of God is upon my life. When I am rejected for Christ’s sake, then I attract God’s acceptance even more. When people hate me because of my faith in God, they are pushing me closer to God and to fulfil my destiny then I will excel where God places me.
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I declare that the feelings of rejection, hurts and pains cannot get me down. Instead of feeling rejected and feeling down, I hold on to God’s plan for my life which supersedes any fiery dart of the enemy shot against me. Henceforth I dwell in peace, I spring forth into a good future and I hold on to hope in God above any human behaviour. God’s plan gives life to my soul giving me something to look forward to daily, it gives springs to my steps and it shall be fulfilled in due time.
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I declare that I embrace God’s acceptance above any human acceptance. When God accepts me, nobody can be against me. When man rejects me for many reasons, God accepts me unconditionally.

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I declare that God does not need to have any reasons to love and accepts me, He simply accepts me even in my sinful state.
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I declare that whether people believe in me or not, whether they accept me or reject me, I will still fulfil my assignment on earth. God’s calling upon my life stands sure and he will fulfil his purpose for me,
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A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …(Psalm 23:1-6 ESV)
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I declared that I am cared for, I am not abandoned. I am God’s heritage. I am not forsaken. I am chosen. I am precious in God’s hands. God cares for me even when the world rejects me.
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I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalms 139:4).
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God is with me like a mighty warrior, I will not fear what man can do to me. God strengthens, helps and upholds me with his righteous right hand. I am not afraid of human rejection nor am I worried over its stings.
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SCRIPTURES
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For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me in (Psalm 27:10 ESV)
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What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31 ESV)
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And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28 ESV)
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“Blessed are you when people hate you and when they exclude you and revile you and spurn your name as evil, on account of the Son of Man! (Luke 6:22 ESV)
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For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11 ESV)
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Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10 ESV).
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“Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you (Isaiah 49:15 ESV).
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And coming to his hometown he taught them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, “Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?” And they took offence at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honour except in his hometown and in his own household.” And he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief (Matthew 13:54-58 ESV)
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A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …(Psalm 23:1-6 ESV)
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Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you (1 Peter 5:7 ESV).
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But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8 NIV)
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Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5 ESV)
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For the Lord will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage; (Psalm 94:14 ESV)
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As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, (1 Peter 2:4 ESV)
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“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalms 139:4).
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For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16 NIV)
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Recovery From Identity Crisis

There are moments in life when the struggle gets real and a Christian finds himself or herself in a state of identity crisis. Those are moments when you may get discontented with life and you wish you had somebody else’s privileges, gifting or abilities otherwise things would have been different for you. Those are moments when you may begin to compare your failures to somebody else’s achievements. Those are times when you may look in the mirror but you wish you were as beautiful as that other person or you wish we had the same lifestyle as that other human being. Those are times when life may seem unfair otherwise you would have the same beauty as that of Queen Esther, or you would have the courage as that of Joshua the son of Nun, the bravery of Naomi who lost everything abroad yet returned home to face life alone, the faith of Daniel who stood in faith even in the face or adversity or the lifestyle of King Solomon who was the wealthiest man on earth.

When these thoughts pervades your mindset and everyday Christian life looks like Christianity isn’t working for you, then it is the time to get real with God, focus on him and allow his strength to be made perfect in your weaknesses. When these thoughts pops up in your mind, the best thing for us to do is to turn to God, stand fast with the belt of truth and counter every false lies of the devil with faith declarations. When the truth about who you are in God and the truth of God concerning you seems thwarted by the enemy’s fiery arrow, that is the best time to to fight back with your shield of faith. When it seems you are alone in this fight, be encouraged by the story of Moses who was born Jewish, raised as an Egyptian and at some point suffered from identity crisis yet who eventually embraced who God created him to be (Hebrews 11:24-25).

The best things of this world does not define who you are, only God does. Somebody once said this statement; “Be yourself, everybody else is taken”, allow me to say this to you, your DNA is different to others, your paths in life is different, follow it and become who God created you to be.

Make a Bold Declaration of Faith Today
I am created in the image of God for dominion over every other living creature on earth. I am specially created in the likeness of God for God’s blessings in fruitfulness, multiplication, subduing and dominion of the earth for God’s purpose on earth. God took one good look at me and he says I am wholesome and I am a good work of his hands.
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God’s plan for me is that of peace and not of evil, that of hope and not of hopelessness, that of a great future and that plan shall be fulfilled in my life.
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I am a child of the living God, the king of all kings. I am no longer conformed to the image of this world nor do I adhere to its patterns. Henceforth I see me the way God sees me and I think the way God wants me to think. I am a child of a king, the living God and I will live like one. Henceforth my mind is renewed as I study the word and I am at alert to God’s ways as I daily observe God’s laws. The word of God permeates through my being bringing me closer to God and transforming me into the likeness of Christ.
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I am God’s special possession, God’s royal priest chosen for a life of holiness and to fulfil special assignment on earth. I no longer belong to the dark world but I belong to the light where God called me into. Therefore I no longer subject my mind, body and soul to the torment of this world but I surrender my will, my intellect and my desires to God’s will for my life. Henceforth I belong to the light, I belong to the living God, I am no longer a slave to darkness and I shall proclaim God’s excellencies for as long as I live.
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I am God’s love. I am altogether beautiful, there is no flaw in me for they are hidden in Christ who gives me a new identity.
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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
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I praise you God for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
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I have not received the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear but I have receive the spirit of son-ship by whom I can cry Abba Father!
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SCRIPTURES

So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them (Genesis 1:26-28 ESV).
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For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11 ESV).
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But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light (1 Peter 2:9 ESV).
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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will (Romans 12:2 NIV).
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But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light 1 Peter 2:9 NIV).
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You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you (Song of Solomon 4:7 ESV).
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I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well (Psalm 139:14 ESV).
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I can do all things through him who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13 ESV).
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For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” (Romans 8:15 ESV).
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Overcoming Low-Self Esteem & Regain Your Self Worth

When you wish you were somebody else, you may be suffering from a low esteem. When a man can’t control his anger and he finds himself lashing out at a woman compulsively, this may be a sign of low self-esteem problem. When a woman sleeps around without thinking of its consequences, she may be acting out her low self-esteem. When you find yourself with feelings of inadequacy but instead of admitting your weaknesses you act it out in an unacceptable manner, this may be low self-esteem reaching out in an ugly way.

Low self-esteem often reveals itself in an ugly way. Only trained minds and experienced eyes can detect its symptoms quite quickly. The Bible says that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. People suffering from low self-esteem do not only speak what is often in their minds, they act it out in ugly ways unbeknown to them sometimes.

I have seen teenagers battling low self-esteem by trying so hard to become who they are not and I have seen adults pretend they can hold it together whilst dying from this low self-esteem plague. Men cover up with control, manipulation and outburst of anger because they feel inadequate yet unable to admit their weaknesses. Women sleep around because they lack a sense of self-worth. Young adults dress up like grown-ups just to feel accepted. Both male and female succumb to peer pressure just to feel some sense of belonging. This is what low self-esteem does to you; it holds its victims captive, clouds your judgement and fills up your heart with lies. Lies such as you are not worth it, it’s your fault that bad things happen to you, you can never amount to something good, you have to do something wrong before somebody can take notice of you and so on.

A friend once shared in a group meeting how she wished she was somebody else. She totally adored a lady whom she thinks has the voice of the angels better than her singing voice. She would go to any length to adjust her voice to sound like this other lady’s voice but it all went terribly wrong and she got frustrated with herself. One day God spoke to her about the issue. God explained to her that there is a reason why she sounds differently from this other lady, the anointing upon her life is different from the anointing upon this other lady’s life. She is called to a different people than this other lady. When she heard this truth directly from God, it set her free for life. She no longer aspired to be somebody else but she began to pursue God’s purpose for her life.

The above symptoms are by no means an extensive list of signs to watch out for if you are suffering from low self-esteem or if you know somebody who may be suffering from this plague. However, the below biblical declarations of faith would be an anchor for anybody looking to overcome low self-esteem and regain their self-worth in Christ Jesus.

Make a Declaration of Faith with Me Today

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I declare that the words I speak are spirit and life and through them I regain my self worth in Christ Jesus. I declare that I am a new creation in Christ. The old me has gone, the new me has come.
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I no longer live for myself, I have a new purpose in life; to live for Christ and to know and share His love with others.
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I declare that I overcome low self-esteem through Christ who strengthens my inner being.
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I declare that low self-esteem will not overwhelm me for I put my faith in God who delivers me from its traps. I will no longer yield to its whims and caprices but I yield my body, my will and my intellect to God for his kingdom use. I will hope in God who is faithful to keep me from getting lower than I already am. I will put my trust in God and he will provide a way of escape out of this prison and set me free to regain my self-worth.
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It does not matter what anybody say, God loves me and my soul knows this. God surrounds me with his love and low self-esteem has no room in my being. Hence, I am called a child of God. I am not a subject to low self-esteem. When low self-esteem sees me, it flees from me because I carry God’s love in me and it flows through me to others around me.
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I come to Jesus and there is rest for my soul. Henceforth I no longer carry the heavy burdens of low self-esteem, its yokes are broken over me and I regain my self worth in Christ Jesus.
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I belong to God and greater is God who is in me than low self-esteem that is in the world. I have victory over low self-esteem and I overcome this plague by the words of God, it shall not return to God void without fulfilling its promises in me. This is my declaration.
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I praise you o God for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
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(2 Corinthians 5:17).
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21 NIV)
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Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:13-14 NIV)
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So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, 7 rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness (Colossians 2:6-7 NIV)
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No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it (1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV)
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I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well (Psalm 139:14 ESV).
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I can do all things through him who strengthens me (Philippians 4:13 ESV).
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See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him (1 John 3:1 ESV).
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Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Matthew 11:28-30 ESV).”
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But you belong to God, my dear children. You have already won a victory over those people, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world (1 John 4:4 ESV).
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“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven, And do not return there without watering the earth And making it bear and sprout, And furnishing seed to the sower and bread to the eater; so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it (Isaiah 55:11 NIV).
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The Spirit alone gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. And the very words I have spoken to you are spirit and life (John 6:63).
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