This is what the spirit of rejection does to you.
Everything you do—every GOOD AND PERFECT GIFT that came from God, the Father of Lights—is made to feel like it is nothing. It wasn’t that great. It was “aight”. You could have done better. Somebody else can DEFINITELY do it better than you—watch this ANOINTED one do it.
Preaching to myself now.
It starts out coming from out of people’s mouths then lodges itself in your heart. I can remember the very first person who told me I wasn’t good at playing the piano. I was 11. The first adult who told me I wouldn’t ever be anything because my daddy didn’t want me. I was 8. The first teacher who told me I wasn’t as smart as I thought I was. I was 16. The first professor who told me my poems and my writing weren’t that good. I was 20. The first time I was told I wasn’t the “right kind of saved” because I grew up Baptist. I was 34. The person who questioned the authenticity of my gift of tongues (age 38) or prophecy (age 40) or discernment (6 months ago) or teaching (not too long ago actually—apparently I’m too deep or too hood depending on the day of the week).
But see that’s the thing about being baptized in the Holy Ghost. As you submerge your life in Christ, you get REAL good at smiling and saying, “I don’t receive that, but thank you.”
You learn to resist the father of lies. Even when it feels true, you believe differently because you know in Whom you have believed.
Your oil costs too much to let people waste it or let it spoil on the shelf. People out here need what God has placed within you. You aren’t fake—in fact, you are EXACTLY what God is looking for in these last days: authentic. (That’s not for those of you still willfully sinning, tho. Getchoself together in Christ😒). God made you with a purpose in mind for HIS good pleasure, my friend. You’re justified AND sanctified AND engrafted into the family. No fraud alert here.
God equips those He calls. That means He would never call you if He wasn’t going to provide you with what you needed to get the job done. The key here is that you push passed the feeling. You can feel it all day long—just don’t fall for it! If God said it? It is truly settled.
So you settle. Make it your business to affirm yourself in every way and in every space you enter. Pray over yourself and speak aloud:
Every space that the Lord leads me into I belong in. He appointed me to the space, and anointed me for the place.