Speak Freely

img_0041Confidence is a beautiful thing when we find it!! In our everyday lives we are often given opportunities to love on and serve one another.  Loving and serving can be quite tough when we are in an inured or Herculean season of life.  During these times our confidence may not be as strong but our confessions must remain imperturbable. Certain seasons require a consistent confession of Gods word. Our declaration and confession of His word helps us as believers to grow in our faith.  There is so much power in speaking negatively over your God given abilities and over ourselves. We must not put a cap on ourselves by limiting Gods ability to move in and through us.  I believe that in our lives our faith will stand trial.  In these seasons of tribulation it is the faith or as the Bible translates in Hebrews 11, Now Faith or persuasion, moral conviction, or having assurance.  We need to have faith in many areas especially in the areas that concern our own personal abilities.  God made us into speaking beings.  I would often times declare over myself why I was not qualified for something.  It was hard for me and at times is still is difficult for me to walk in confidence.  Often times I would persuade myself that I was not worthy of or beautiful enough.  That is not how God sees us neither is it how He declares over us.  The things that we project can be rooted in confidence or in fear.  What I have come to realize is that as Gods creation, me projecting the Fathers love for me gives me a sense of confidence not in my own ability but in His ability to usher me to do things I am supposed to.  This is why faith is so important.  What we believe about ourselves and what we portray are intermingled.  I loved the fact that God helped me to own the insecurities I faced and get over them.  I am able to confidently make certain declarations over myself and my life that now line up with Gods opinion of me.  The Bible says in Psalms 34:1-4 I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.  My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.  I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
It is so important reality that we understand our responsibility to seek the Lord. When we can seek the Lord and cry out to Him, He will hear our fears and deliver us.  This verse also says that His praise will continually be in our mouths.  My favorite part in this is Continually which is defined in the Hebrew term as continual employment. His word is clear friends that God desires continual employment or work of our praise. As committed we are at our jobs is how committed He wants us to declare His word. As we begin to bless the Lord and continue to keep our words over ourselves positive, we will experience growth and encouragement. One thing that’s for sure is sharing our fears with friends is wonderful but our friends cannot deliver us the way God can.  We can see that in this God wants our blessings, continual praise, our bragging on Him, our magnification of Him and our Fears. This scripture was clear when it gave us more blessings and praises that God wants then he does our fears. I believe that even though God will hear our fears He loves and adores our praises. The more that we can magnify God the less we need to worry about ourselves and walk around insecure. Our fears can over take us and often times get worse if we are not willing to cast our cares to Him. 1 Peter 5:7 Cast your cares upon the Lord for He cares for you. To cast in the Greek means to throw upon or “to throw,” with various degrees of violence; usually, with force. God does not desire for us to be heavy and overwhelmed with doubt and hopelessness. He does not desire us to walk around as insecure children.  We are created as speaking being so we must speak freely or as if we are free in Him.  Let us begin to make those positive confessions over our lives and over ourselves. This can be done but continuing to lift up the name of Jesus. The more we can learn of Him, the more we can understand ourselves the way He wants us to.

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