Inspired by the Holy Spirit
Written by: Teresa Stevens Criswell
Chosen. Worthy. Highly valued. Masterpiece.
Yes...I'm writing to you...will you believe The Father God?
Have you been in fear long enough?
Fear of "What will they think"?
Fear of loss?
Fear of gain so I don't lose again?
Fear of stepping out and into the unknown?
Fear of "What if no one says, 'Hi'""?
Fear of "What if no one shows up?"
Fear of "What if they reject me?"
Are you done with the fears that speculate, assume and accuse impending doom?
You may be right...
- they may think you're crazy or even roll their eyes
- you may experience loss and you may even gain to lose it all again...
- you may even experience being overlooked and
- no one may even show up and
- you might even get rejected...
BUT guess what?
Are you done with allowing others to STOP you from your destiny in the Father? Did you even think that there may be a group of "cheerleaders" that God sends down your path that says..."It's worth it...keep pressing on and in The One Who says, "You are worthy and highly valued for you are My masterpiece and one day the full picture will be revealed and I want you to see how you were a part in the countless lives who chose to believe Me..."
Chosen one...take the enemy's weapons that were meant to destroy you - and allow the Holy Spirit, The Great Helper and Teacher to teach you how to use them to propel you into places you never dreamed or imagined in HIM...
Here's the lesson...if anyone causes you to feel overlooked or insignificant in life, bless them and thank God for the opportunity to now be intentional in recognizing others - seeing them beyond the surface and watch them soar...allowing God to turn those sorrows into a lifestyle of soaring like an eagle...
"Perfect love casts out all fear."
- I John 4:18, NLT
"All the days of the desponding and afflicted are
made evil [by anxious thoughts and forebodings],
but he who has a glad heart has a continual feast
[regardless of circumstances]."
- Proverbs 15:15, AMP
"For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created
us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good
things he planned for us long ago."
- Ephesians 2:10, NLT
"...To all who mourn in Israel,
he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
festive praise instead of despair.
In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks
that the lord has planted for his own glory..."
- Isaiah 61, NLT