God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did. Romans 4:17 (NKJV)
Over the last few days, we’ve been on a series of devotions about learning to love yourself.
Why is this important? Because when you grow in your knowledge of what you are worth to God, you begin to trust, respect and care for yourself more. You also begin to believe and walk in the authority you have in Christ. All of these are key when it comes to doing what God is calling you to do.
But how can you begin to renew your mind regarding your self-worth? One highly effective thing you can do is speak and claim God’s promises out loud.
Romans 4:17 demonstrates this principle. In Genesis, when God looked out into nothingness, he didn’t say, “There’s nothing out there.” That
would be speaking the obvious. He said, “Let there be light,” and light exploded into the universe. He creates his reality using words, and he empowers you to do the same.
If you feel bad about yourself, don’t say, “I’m useless. I’m a nobody.” You need to speak out the reality you want—the reality that is based on God’s Word.
When you get up every morning, look in the mirror and say, “I am a new creation in Christ Jesus. God loves and favours me! My future with him is amazing! God is always thinking about me, looking out for me, and setting up great opportunities for me. I’m so thankful for this life I’m living!”