Uniquely You

Do you stand out in a crowd or do you just blend in with everyone else? Do you wear the same clothes, making the same fashion statement as those around you? Do you style your hair the same as all your friends? Do you say the same thing just because ‘everyone is saying it’?

Most people don’t realize they will be more successful in life if they differentiate themselves from others.

People try to fit into a mold and be what others want them to be; only to end up disappointed with themselves and in bondage.

What we’re required to do is be exactly who we are…who God created us to be. Unique. When we act like ourselves, there is no fake façade or story to remember. Our uniqueness is what others will like and respect in us, and that is what separates us from the crowd.

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5.

Just as God called and appointed Jeremiah for a specific plan, He’s done the same for you! He created you with a specific purpose.

Today, in every moment of your day, start being who you truly are. The person God created you to be. Full of life, full of joy, and full of love! Don’t change who you are depending on the situation or who you’re taking to.

The more you are you, the more success you will have and the more wealth you will attract. Be unique, be free, be YOU! The YOU God created you to be.

Always Triumphant

First Corinthians 10:13, “No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.” Faith will look for a way of escape. Doubt and unbelief won’t look for an escape route. Doubt and unbelief will fall on the floor, bury their nose in carpet and cry, knowing that there’s a doorway leading out of the room if they’ll just look up, look around, find it, and start moving.

When the devil talks to you, you have to answer him. Victory has a voice! When he tells you you’re not going to make it this time, remind him the Word of God tells you in 2 Corinthians 2:14, “…God always causes us (me) to triumph in Christ!” We “Submit ourselves to God, resist he devil and he’ll flee from you.” James 4:7.

If the devil’s telling you it’s not going to work for you this time, that’s your guarantee of knowing that he’s lying to you, and you’re on the very brink of your breakthrough if you won’t stop! Simply resist the devil; tell him he’s a liar and he has to shut up!

Thank God for the gift of the Holy Spirit. If you’re listening to him, He’ll reveal Bible verses for you to stand on. God is faithful. He will always provide you an escape route!

How many times has the devil told you that your circumstances are beyond what you are able to endure, or you can’t do anything about them? How many times has he told you that your faith wasn’t strong enough, or you didn’t have enough faith to overcome the situation you’re in right now? Or maybe he’s told you that you were beyond your own strength, you were out of your league and you should just give up and quit now because you were in over your head?

All those are lies of the devil! Smoke and mirrors! However, the Holy Spirit will tell you God is faithful to you. He will not allow you to be tested, and tried above that which you are able, but with the temptation he will make a way of escape. It doesn’t matter what you get into; how dark it may seem at the moment; or that you can’t see victory on the horizon; if you’ll believe the Word of God, there’s a way out of your situation that will produce victory!

Decree A Thing

There’s power in your words! “Words kill, words give life; they’re either poison or fruit – you choose.” Proverbs 18:21.

God created the world and everything in it by His words and it still stands today. When a king gives a decree, it is carried out as he decreed it. We’re made in God’s image and He’s given us His Name and authority to rule and reign in our domain by the power of our words. We’re heirs and joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. That in itself should give you revelation that you were created for victory!

Since Jesus is the King of kings and we are joint heirs with him; we’re created to rule and reign in our domain and speak forth decrees, just as a king would do to fulfill what he wants accomplished in his kingdom.

My three favorite Bible versions are The Message Bible, The Amplified Bible, and the New American Standard Bible. It’s good to read and study different Bible translations to get a better understanding of God’s word. Therefore, I want to share Job 22:28 in those three versions.

“You’ll take delight in God, the Mighty One, and look to him joyfully, boldly. You’ll pray to him and he’ll listen; he’ll help you do what you’ve promised. You’ll decide what you want and it will happen; your life will be bathed in light. To those who feel low you’ll say, ‘Chin up! Be brave! And God will save them. Yes, even the guilty will escape, escape through God’s grace in your life.”

“You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light [of God’s favor] shall shine upon your ways.”

“You will also decree a thing and it will be established for you; and light will shine on your ways.”

I believe this is a life-time nugget to personalize for yourself; to meditate on; to ponder and let it explode into revelation knowledge!

As you decide what you want your life to look like, start decreeing it as the king you are! Just as God spoke the world into existence, you can use your words to speak and decree your world into existence according to Job 22:28. Open your mouth. Fill it with good words. Decree your victorious future and watch it manifest before your eyes!

Faithful

Failure is a part of life; just as victory is a part of life. When winners fail, they get back up. Micah 7:8a says, “Don’t rejoice over me, O my enemy though I fall I will arise.”

If there were any doubt in your mind that God is faithful, you can search the Bible from beginning to end to settle the question forever. Let’s take a road-trip look through the scriptures and let them speak to your heart!

“Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments.” Deuteronomy 7:9

“The Rock! His work is perfect, for all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.” Deuteronomy 32:4

“O LORD God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty LORD? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.” Psalm 89:8

“He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.” Psalm 98:3

“Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; You established the earth, and it stands.” Psalm 119:90

“Also righteousness will be the belt about His loins, and faithfulness the belt about His waist.” Isaiah 11:5

“A bruised reed He will not break and a dimly burning wick He will not extinguish; He will faithfully bring forth justice.” Isaiah 42:3

“They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:23

“What then? If some did not believe, their unbelief will not nullify the faithfulness of God, will it?” Romans 3:3

“God is faithful, through whom you were called into fellowship with His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:9

“Faithful is He who calls you, and He also will bring it to pass.” 1 Thessalonians 5:24

“But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.” 2 Thessalonians 3:3

“If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Hebrews 10:35

“And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood.” Revelations 1:5

“And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True…” Revelations19:11

Confession

Faith isn’t faith until you open your mouth and speak it! Faith is mental assent, however, mental assent become faith by action, or confession. Real faith is a living, moving force. Confession is faith’s confirmation. When you constantly affirm the things that God is to you and who you are in God, and the things you are in Jesus Christ and what Jesus is in you, you are giving faith wings to reach a higher altitude in the spirit realm.

Faith confessions are as much a part of victory as is the Blood of the Lamb! The Bible says “we overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony” in Revelations 12:11. God doesn’t accept faith unless it is confessed. When you stop your faith confessions, faith stops growing and acting on God’s promises becomes more difficult.

When you exercise your faith, it is a creative force that only expresses itself through confession. Just as God said, “Let there be light, and there was light,” you can use your faith-filled words as a creative force to design your future of your choice.

The creative ability that was in Jesus is God’s nature as well. Since you have God’s nature on the inside of you, you are a partaker of the divine nature of God (2 Peter 1:4); therefore, that same creative power is on the inside of you! However, it must be manifested through your confessions.

You can dominate your future just as Jesus dominated the laws of nature by His faith-filled words. A great example of Jesus using his faith is when he called Lazarus forth from the grave in John 11:43, and Lazarus obeyed the words.

You have a choice to either speak creative faith-filled or doubt-filled words to design your future. I encourage you to take your place of authority and fearlessly face your enemy to speak to him in the Name of Jesus. He can’t stand before you and angels are standing ready to go to work on your behalf. As you speak the living Word of God through faith, you will realize you are more than a conqueror!

God’s Drawn to Movement

When it comes to receiving from God, according to His Word, it’s your move! God’s already moved and He’s waiting on you to step out in faith – make a move, respond to His word!

With God, if you keep moving, He’ll keep moving. You’ll always be moving forward; you can’t lose. However, when you quit moving, or quit speaking His Word, that’s when you start losing.

First Corinthians 4:7 says, “…what do you have that you did not receive?” The way you enjoy the blessings God’s provided for you is simply receive them by faith. It doesn’t matter where you were born or what your status is in life, God created you to enjoy His blessings. You can move from a position of defeat to a position of victory; however, you’ll have to make a move toward God to receive those blessings and benefits by faith.

God’s still God even though you go through trials and tribulations. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the midst of the biggest trial of your life – you’ve still got victory – because your story isn’t over! You still haven’t written the last two words at the end of your story!

When you get to the end of the test or trial, if you’re still in faith – believing God – there’s victory with your name on it!

Some Christians start out believing God, and then they get in the middle of a trial and say “I thought God was going to come through for me, but I guess He’s not.” When believers make that confession, they’ve just quit receiving from, and moving with God because they moved over into the arena of worry, doubt, fear, and unbelief. When they quit moving with God, God quits moving with them! It’s not that He wants to quit; He can’t move with worry, doubt, fear, and unbelief. He moves upon faith filled words. You must make the right moves by believing God and saying what His Word says about your situation.

To keep moving forward, you can’t speak doubt and unbelief and expect to receive from God, and you can’t earn God’s blessings through works. You receive by faith what God’s already done for you. Simply tap into the finished work!

Shout

Smith Wigglesworth says you can’t shout and doubt at the same time. Have you ever noticed that Jesus is going to descend from heaven with a shout? Do you remember when Jesus went to the tomb of Lazarus, He cried out with a loud voice?

In the book of Numbers we read that we can’t be cursed for the shout of a King is among us. In the Old Testament they were crowing a King; the Bible says that in the valley four miles away, there was a group gathering to try to take the throne and they heard the people shouting. They said “What’s that shout? What’s that noise?” They said, “It could only be the crowning of the New King!” That shout totally destroyed the mounting uprising.

Something happens in your life when you shout — the King gets crowned! So shout unto the Lord with a voice of triumph! Do it right now! He says, “Shout! For God has given us the city.” You need to understand that walls fall down when you shout! Cities are won when you shout! Kings are crowned when you shout, the dead rise up when you shout! The Lord descends when there’s a shout!

Simply start by saying, “Lord, I thank you for today!” Thank Him for what He’s done for you….”I thank you that my expectancy and faith levels are high, and coming up higher. I thank you that I’m hungry for more of you to be revealed in my life. Thank you for the blessings you’ve given my family. Thank you for the increase, the joy, the peace in my heart, the laugher that’s returned to my life. Thank you for restoration of my family. Thank you for restoration of my finances and my health. Thank you for the shout that you’ve put back on the inside of me! Thank you, Lord! Thank you that you made me more than a conqueror!”

As you thank God, keep in mind that thanking Him for what He’s done and what He’s going to do before you have it, is an expression of faith. It’s an act that you already believe you receive it. A shout of thanksgiving will cause the fullness of God to manifest in your life.

God’s Treasure

You are God’s greatest treasure! Romans 8:16-17 says, “The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ…”

The devil will try to make you feel like you’re not special. Religion and other Christians can make you feel like you’re not worthy. However, when you get a revelation of who you are in Christ, no one can make you feel inferior or unworthy without your consent.

It doesn’t matter what you’ve gone through, what you’re going through, or what you will go through in the days ahead, you still have value and are important to God! For something to have value, it must have an owner. Think about the things you own! They’re important to you because you value them. You paid the price for them to be yours, or someone paid the price and then gave them to you as a gift. You are no exception. You have an owner in Jesus Christ, and if you were the only person in the world, He would search for you until he finds you, rescues you, and draws you to Himself because you are valuable to Him. He paid the price for you with His Blood.

God is no respecter of persons and has already blessed you with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places. (Ephesians 1:3) When you get an understanding of this, and that God is no respecter of persons, it is easier to receive everything that He has already blessed you with – peace, joy, revelation, finances, health, etc. If God will bless anyone, He will bless you!! Just receive what He’s already done for you!

Actually, God has actually picked you out for Himself before the foundations of the world. (Ephesians 1:4) You are chosen by Him; set apart for Him; handpicked just for God and His purposes! First Peter 2:9 tells you that “you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people.” You are a peculiar person! That means you are very special to God; His very own possession. Handpicked. Chosen. Worthy. God’s greatest creation and His very special treasure! He loves you with an everlasting love.

Extraordinary

Extraordinary means: “Beyond the common order, beyond the common method and beyond the common course of things.” Another definition is “Remarkable, uncommon or rare.” If you’ll believe God, what was once rare in your life is going to become the norm.

However, some people have trouble believing this – not only today but in Habakkuk as well as Paul’s day. Habakkuk 1:5 tells us, “Look among the nations and watch – Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you.”

God’s still saying “I’m going to work a work in your day that will be so marvelous, so wonderful, so extraordinary, that some will not be able to believe it, even if it’s clearly described to you in detail!” When God makes statements like this, we need to realize that it’s time to stretch our faith, stretch our imaginations and think bigger than we’ve ever thought before.

It’s time to forget the past. Isaiah 43:18-19 says “Do not remember the former things; neither consider the things of old, Behold I am doing a new thing…” God’s saying it’s going to happen and you can expect it to come to pass in your life or, you can just hear about it happening to others – which do you want?

To live an extraordinary life, you must learn to confess “I’m living in the realm of the extraordinary.” The question is “Do you believe He is able to bring the extraordinary to pass in your life?” God’s will was, and still is to heal people and make you wealthy; however, they aren’t healed automatically or become prosperous just because it’s His will. People have to take responsibility to receive their healing or finances.

If you’re going to see the extraordinary become the norm in your life, you must take responsibility for expecting God’s Word to come to pass. Not only for yourself, but so He can use you to be an example for others to see His goodness, and reveal how much He loves you. He wants to bless you with an extraordinary – rare, uncommon or remarkable – lifestyle to get the attention of other people and draw them near to Him to change their lives as well!

Today is the day to expect the extraordinary to manifest in our life!

Faith

“Every God-begotten person conquers the world’s ways. The conquering power that brings the world to its knees is our faith.” (1 John 5:4, The Message Bible) I never tire of teaching and talking about faith, and what a great topic to stir you up about faith the first of the year!

No matter the circumstance or situation in your life today; the desires of your heart; or the secret dreams you are hoping will come to pass this year – faith is what will bring them into manifestation! It’s not begging, whining or crying that will bring them on the scene. It is simply your faith!

It doesn’t matter if it didn’t come yesterday or the day before yesterday! It is getting up today and confessing the promise of God you are standing on to get your manifestation of what you’re expecting.

Faith is an action. It’s not moved by what you see, what you hear, or what you feel. It’s not being moved by what your five senses are telling you. Faith is saying “Thank You!” no matter what you are facing in the natural realm.

Faith believes in your heart that what God said in His Word is true and that He is faithful to complete it, no matter how long it takes – it will come to pass. Your faith in God and His Word (because they are one in the same) is the power that enables you to simply say “Thank You!” in advance of a manifestation. Faith is what gives you the confidence to say “Thank You!”

We all need to build our faith and the only way to do that is by hearing the Word of God. Romans 10:17 reminds us that “… faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.” You may think you know the Word, but when you hear it another time, that may be the exact time that it drops down into your heart and you have divine revelation that changes your life!

Your faith will change your world! It will bring a manifestation into your life of what God has already done for you. It will bring a manifestation of healing, finances, peace, joy, victory, a new job, clothes, deliverance for loved ones, promotion – you choose what you need in your life and exercise your faith! Be like Abraham, the Father of Faith, and say “Thank You!” because you know in whom you have believed! God is Faithful!