Who told you???
from Called to Conquer by Bishop Eddie Long
Who Told You That You Couldn’t?
Today’s Scripture Reading: Genesis 3:11; Psalm 37
Key Verse: Genesis: 3:11a
“Who told you that you were naked?”
Too many of us make the mistake of living up to fleshly job descriptions created by other people: “You are stupid.” “You cannot do that.” “You are nobody.”
Do not let somebody else tell you who you are! Adam sought knowledge outside of God’s blessing, and God called him on it! When he told the Creator that he was naked, God immediately asked, “Who told you that you were naked?”
Now I ask you: who told you that you were a fool and that you were no good? Who told you that you were ugly or that you could not do this or that? Who told you that you are not “qualified” because you did not graduate from Morehouse or Princeton University? Who told you that you couldn’t?
Tune out the ever-changing whims and opinions of man and listen to God’s eternal decrees about who you are and why He made you. Go back to the original Manufacturer and ask Him why you were made.
He will tell you this: you have a holy calling. You are a child of God and an heir of all the promises. You are a chosen vessel, and a priest in His kingdom. You are holy.
Peel away the false name tags, pick yourself up off the ground, and dust yourself off. You are holy and you have a holy calling, so do not pay attention to the unholy comments of other people. They do not realize it, but when they talk about you they are meddling with the child of God (let Him deal with them). Your only job is to hear and obey the things you hear your Father in heaven say.
Dear Father, help me to start over today. I want to return to the things You say about me, and I cast away all the negative, limiting opinions and predictions of others. If the things I hear are not in Your Word, grant me the wisdom and grace to set them aside as mere noise and focus on Your decrees. Your Word is a lamp unto my feet. In Jesus’ name, amen.