The other night I was talking to my husband after we had a petty fight. We made up and I apologized for the part I played in our argument. I acknowledged a few places where my perspective could use a shift. He then said something to me that really struck me. He told me that I don’t realize the affect I have on people. He said, “It’s like you are like a great dane who thinks you are just a tiny little dog.” This reminded me of a sermon Pastor preached a few weeks ago titled, “Identity Crisis: Not Me!” in which he talked about knowing your identity in Christ. It’s easy to want to believe that because I’m a minister I don’t have those moments of weakness, and it’s easy to try to sweep those moments under the rug and hide them and not talk about it, but that’s exactly what the enemy wants, and so I’m going to say it here: I am guilty of identity crisis! Why? Because sometimes I let external factors disrupt my inner peace. I let the enemy use minor trials and storms to steal my joy. I let situations I cannot change dictate my mood, not realizing that all I have to do is keep my eyes on Jesus and trust him to pull me through. It’s like Peter when he walked out on the water. He took his eyes off Jesus and immediately started to sink. The trick is to focus on Jesus and not on your storm. When you put his word above your worries you will be able to see the expected ending instead of the present problem. When you know that you are more than a conqueror you know that your battles will always end in victory and that your light and temporary affliction is nothing compared to the glory that will be revealed in you. Today I declare that I am the head and not the tail, above and not beneath, a lender and not a borrower. I declare that even though I am not strong in every moment, that according to his word because I have just a little strength, have kept his word, and have not denied his name, that in these next few days doors will continue to open. I can see the change I’ve been waiting for, and the next level is both achievable, attainable, and guaranteed. I’m a child of God. My father owns the entire world, so what is there that I cannot attain? My testimony is coming in Jesus name.
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