I want to discuss something with you today that I believe is vital to your walk with Christ. I believe if we ever really get this down in our spirits we will never be the same. We will be more like Christ! Which should be our ultimate goal anyway.
I believe that many of us are sabotaging our own blessings because we have not realized who we are in Christ. We walk around with a ‘Pauper’ mentality. The Latin word for pauper literally means, ‘getting little.’ We receive little in our lives because we expect little.
We don’t feel we are worthy of anything great. We settle for the mediocre, instead of expecting great things. Did you know that you have a RIGHT to expect great things in your life? Let me repeat that; as a child of God, YOU HAVE A RIGHT to expect great things.
Why? Because you are Kings and Queens, so that means that you are Royalty. But most of us walk around feeling unworthy. We feel that we have done too many wrong things in our past to be accepted, cherished or worthy of anything better.
Let me just say this; when you were baptized the old you dies and the new you is resurrected. You are a new creation in Christ. So remember that God doesn’t try and ‘fix’ the old you, that person is supposed to be dead and buried! He starts a brand new thing in you!
So when the Devil starts reminding you of your past, remember that person is dead and buried. That person no longer exists! You have been made new by the blood of the lamb. You are a new creation in Christ Jesus!
Know that you have been raised up for such a time as this. You were born to rule and reign on earth. The devil is still trying to convince us that we have no authority and that we are not royalty. Because he understands the power we have!
As children of God we have been given dominion over the earth. That means this is OUR territory. Do you know why sickness needs to leave when you pray? Because you are royalty and it has invaded your territory.
You have been given authority because of your identity! Your new identity in Christ gives your freedom and authority.
But when we keep that ‘pauper’ mentality, it keeps us in bondage and from receiving all that God has for us.
That pauper mentality keeps us from feeling valued it keeps us in that mindset, “I don’t value me so why would you?” That way of thinking is ‘stinking thinking’. Until you know who you are, you cant make other people feel valued.
Insignificance makes you feel lonely and un-accepted. Insignificance says; “No one likes me.” But confidence says; “I am a great person who wouldn’t like me?”
Whatever is on the inside of you, will manifest itself on the outside and people can tell how you feel about yourself. In other words, people in slavery on the inside cant free people in slavery on the outside!
So I just want to encourage you today, to read what the Word says about you. You are above and not beneath, you are the head and not the tail. You are more than a conqueror.
So don’t worry about what the world says about you, rejoice with what heaven knows about you.
And remember that you are Kings and Queens and you are blessed and highly favored by God. Be Blessed and Be Encouraged. To God Be The Glory.
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