I scrolled through Facebook the other day and I saw a quote that I wrote about 3 years ago had been shared on this page that had almost 100K followers. This quote is what inspired my podcast today. The quote reads “Your value will not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth.” I’m going to read this again because I really want you to meditate on this. Again, the quote reads “Your value will not decrease based on someone’s inability to see your worth. I wrote this quote to encourage myself during a time when I was being haunted by my past as many of us are. I needed something to encourage myself. People who knew my past and some areas that I struggled in to people that I knew. I knew that I couldn’t continue to allow this to bring me to a place of discouragement. I had to go on a journey of discovering my identity. I remember sitting there and the thought came to me that said “Will their opinions change God’s truth about you?” I want to give you a scenario. I actually have on a black shirt. I know the shirt is back. If you tell me that the shirt is blue that won’t change the color of the shirt just because you said it was a different color than what it is. The shirt is still going to be black.
When you know who you are, no one can change how you feel about yourself. Your value was predetermined by God and will not change even if a million people disagree with it. God knew all that you would do before he called you and he STILL called you. GOD has plans to prosper you in spite of what your enemies think and in spite of the mistakes you’ve made. You Never base your value on the opinions of other. Understand who you are in God and stand on that! God has a way of closing the mouth of your enemies. He said he will prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies. In other words going to give your enemies VIP seating to show them that what he has said about you and who he has called you to be will prosper no matter what they think.
So how do you deal with people talking negatively about you or bringing up your past?” I’m going to give you a real short sweet simple answer, “Don’t” Don’t give attention to things that are important to me! I respond to things that have value! Never value the negative opinions of people who have no responsibility in your life! Don’t spend time fighting useless battles that God has already promised to fight for me! Know your identity and that their opinions won’t stop Gods plan! Value the truth of God over the opinion of man!”
You have to stop giving the enemy fuel to fight with. Let your works speak for you because a lie thats told can not withstand the truth thats shown. Live your life let your life prove them wrong. You don’t have to fight useless battles trying to tell people who you are, trying to get people to believe who you are. Be authentic be who God has created you to be in spite of what they think and your life will prove them wrong. When you continue to defend yourself against those people what you’re letting them know is how to get to you. You’re letting them know what bothers you. You’re giving them weapons to use to discourage you and tear you down. So stop giving them fuel to fight with. Stop allowing them to have power and control over your life. Believe what God says about you. believe that you are what God says you are and you can do what God says you can do. God already knew what you were going to do, past present and future. He still chose you in spite of it all because He sees value and worth in you.
How long will you value the opinion of man over the truth of God! When will you believe without doubting what God has said about you and who he has purposed you to be.
Sometimes we act like God is asking peoples permission to use us, bless us or prosper us. He didn’t ask their approval when he called you and he certainly won’t need their permission to elevate you. He never has and he never will. He’s not looking at your past because he’s already forgiven you of it. Your value isn’t determined by your shortcomings! It never was and it never will be. He has never made mistake. He’s not going to go to them and say “I think I messed up when I chose Shamieka to do my work. She messed up so bad. What do you think I should do?” God created you and he would never seek the approval of man on anything he has called you to be. You have to use your God given authority to stand against the enemy and say ONLY what God says about you. Declare it out of your mouth “God has chosen me to do this, he has equipped me to do this and I’m going to do what he’s called me to do. I will Stand on the word of God. I Know my identity. I am the righteousness of God. Because I am the righteousness of God, Favor follow me wherever I go. Everything that my hands touch will prosper. Everything God says I can have I can have. Everything he says I can do I can do. Encourage yourself. Don’t continue to allow people to tear you down because of what you did in your past. God is ok with that. He already knew it. They can’t tell God anything about you that he doesn’t already know. It’s no secret to him. It’s not a surprise. You will still do what God says you will do. Nobody can stop His plan for your life. The only way the plan will stop is if you believe their lies over God’s truth. Yes you messed up. Yes you fell short but you’re still here. By His grace you are who you are. their opinion doesn’t matter so stop allowing them to have control over your life. Walk in your purpose. Believe what God has said about you because their your value will not decrease based on their inability to see your worth!