There’s an old saying, “What I feed grows. What I starve dies.” This is crucial, especially in the realm of belief. If we will believe that we are worthless, that we have little to offer, that we can’t make a difference, that we aren’t creative, we feed a negative mindset that makes perception reality. It’s literally a self-fulfilling prophecy. Likewise, if we will believe that we have value, that we have something (maybe even great things) to offer, that we can make a difference, that we are creative, we feed a positive mindset that will make those perceptions reality. Who you are depends first and foremost on who God made you to be, but secondly, it depends on what we believe we can be, what we believe we are. What mindset are you feeding?

Remember this truth. Think your value is low or nonexistent? Consider the price your Lord paid for you. He gave His only Son to die in your place. Sounds like he finds you far from worthless. Second, If you believe you have nothing to offer, consider that Scripture says you are created in Christ Jesus to do something good that God planned in advance of your birth. You were quite literally created on purpose. If you believe you can’t make a difference, look at the people throughout Scripture who, though seemingly small and powerless, ended up doing great things and having tremendous impact. From the boy sold into slavery by his own brothers who ended up becoming prince of Egypt and saving his people, to the child of slaves, raised in the house of kings, who ended up tending sheep before becoming the leader of his nation, who God used to rescue his people, to the guy born in a stable who ended up saving the world. God seems to love humble beginnings.

Think you’re not creative? If you’re a Christian, Scripture calls you a child of the ultimate creative. Scripture tells us we are more than conquerors, children of the King, etc. etc. etc. The enemy of our souls, who’s been bent on our destruction from the beginning of time, has a lie to combat every one of God’s truths and promises. He lies because He hates you and wants to ruin you, yet, for some reason, when it comes to ourselves, we seem to find it easier to believe his lies that our loving Father’s truths. What we believe in these matters has a huge impact on who we will become.

What beliefs are you feeding?

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