Self Image

Dear Woman of Passion,

The historical account of David (1 Samuel 17:34-37), Joseph (Genesis 39:6-9) and Daniel (Daniel 1:8) reveal each as a man with an excellent self-image.  It is one of the most likeable traits as they demonstrate confidence in their God and in their person in every aspect of their lives.

The same is true for you woman of passion.  Everyday you exude the image of your God and of yourself towards people.  Without effort, your demeanor and disposition exudes what you think of yourself and what you really think of your God.

For David, he was confident in his God and he fought battles without questioning whether God would be there for him.  For Joseph, he went through trial and triumph with a confidence that His God would fulfill promise regardless.  And for Daniel, he was committed to his convictions even when compromise was a viable option.  Each of these men allowed integrity and a fear of God to guide them through every point in life, and they are the examples of victorious living we should all aspire to.

In converse, Israel was given promise from our God who demonstrated power, yet, when challenged, they saw themselves as grasshoppers (Number 13:33).  Gideon was called, “a mighty man of valor”, but he saw himself as the least within the lowest tribe before trusting he heard from God (Number 6:11-15).  Elijah, did great things by the hand of God, yet he didn’t see himself as victorious and he prayed to die rather than prayed for God’s intervention (1 Kings 19:4).

Each of these men allowed self-image to define what was possible for God.  And we do too.  Our self-image really is connected with the confidence that we have in Him.

When you know your God, you are not limited no matter how long you have been with the company, no matter how you look, or no matter how much experience you have.   When you have a positive self-image you accept what God has said.   If not, you’ll see the promises of God as possible and available for everyone but yourself.

Raise your self-image!  When you do, you will see yourself with the vision, with the goal, and with the blessing, because you see yourself with the favor of God!

“As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7)  God cannot go above your willingness to receive or your ability to see what is possible for you.  He can tell you over and over that the blood of Jesus Christ qualifies you, but until you raise your self-image, you will lived denied, affirmed by self-fulfilled prophecy.

Conceptualize blessings as something God wants you to have, then exercise your faith with integrity and a fear of God to pursue anything and everything.  You have to do it woman of passion, and you can!

We’re women of passion, purpose and priority making the day count!

Agapé,

Pastor Qwynn