“Are you giving anyone the greater authority over your life than Jesus Christ?” author and speaker Marian Jordan asked the crowd of 70 plus women. I shifted in my seat, the labels of my identity, the labels that I recognize that have locked me away from what God calls me to do flashing red behind my eyes.
“We are either walking in truth or the voice of the father of lies,” Marian continued.
The voice of lies.
Unwanted, unloved, unnecessary—all the voice of the father of lies. Often our lies come from outside of us—comments from parents, siblings, teachers that become our ‘truth’. In childhood I began developing the lie that I was ‘unwanted.’ Later this belief transpired to thoughts of unworthiness, showing up in my life through believing there was always someone who would be better in the space I was taking as friend, sister, wife, mother and employee. It is a battle I recognized and a war I constantly fought.
And then came Marian’s transforming words:
When we sit at Jesus feet, we are transformed; the labels are dropped, and we walk in God’s truth. We do not need to try, to strive to rid of these labels that keep us locked in schemes of the enemy. When we bring them to Him, He sheds them as that is His way, and the truth.
What is the truth?
I walk with with Him-I am a daughter of light and not of darkness.You are all children of the light and children of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 1 Thessalonians 5:5
I am Wanted-I have been chosen by God and adopted as His childFor he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption in sonship (daughtership) through Jesus Christ, in accordance to his pleasure and will- Ephesians 1:4-5
I am Worthy-I have been fearfully and wonderfully made.I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.[a]
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
I am Necessary-I am God’s workmanship-His handiwork born anew in Christ to do His work.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10
Are you holding on to lies that keeps you locked from God’s destiny for you?
You can find out more about Marian Jordan's speaking engagements and purchase her books at Redeemed Girls Ministries.