Saturday, 24 September 2016

YOU ARE NOT CONDEMNED

One major way the devil tries to and have succeeded in most cases to disarm the children of God is by making them live I condemnation. Condemnation is a major cause of depression, low self-esteem, low self-worth, low productivity, unfaithfulness, the list goes on.

Some people stated receiving their doses of condemnation from the homes they grew up in. some parents call their children all sorts of names and you hear comments like; ‘useless child’, ‘idiot’, ‘bastard’, ‘you won’t amount to much’, and such limiting condemning comments go with these children most of their lives.
As if the condemnation from home wasn’t enough, some of these children grow up to be adults and are unfortunate to also work with bosses who do not know the first thing about how to talk to people so the condemnation continues. Some people go to work and the mere sight of their boss makes their hearts skip because it is almost certain that no good words can proceed out of them.

When you meet such people, they are always second guessing themselves even when they are doing excellently well. They have low self-esteem and are always seeking approval from people and would die for just a compliment. They hardly maintain eye contact, keep to themselves and in extreme cases are very erratic.
However, I have good news for you. If you are a child of God, you are not condemned:

Romans 8:1
“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.”

God does not condemn you, He actually loves you so much that He gave His only Son Jesus Christ up to die just for your sake. That’s how special you are to Him.
Those words from your parents, teachers, friends, boss, husband, wife, etc have no hold on you. Because you are now in Christ Jesus, there is therefore NOW no condemnation for you. You are God’s elect, the apple of His eyes, you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, a son by adoption with every right to cry out ABBA Father! God is working wonders in you and through you. You are blessed beyond a curse, a rare gem amongst men, you are God’s treasure, uniquely crafted for His pleasure.

My God has not condemned you, so do not condemn yourself. I challenge you today to affirm who you are in Christ over and over again. Take back the control over your life. Do not let anyone talk you down, do not allow those condemning thoughts rear their ugly heads within you again, when they arise, shut them down by declaring the words of God over you. That does not mean that you should walk around being all corky and all, No. but I need you to take the stance of one who knows their worth in Christ.
Let there be a spring in your steps, square your shoulders, lift up your head and face the world, look people in the eye with a smile in your eyes. No matter what people say, it really doesn’t matter, what matters is what God has said concerning you and that is the fact that YOU ARE NOT CONDEMNED.

God Bless you.
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