See You Right!
Romans 4:17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.Romans 4:17
A lot of believers feel it is pure humility to tell things as they are. Words are serious business. And, as believers, we need to get serious about learning how to use them. We need to begin to put them to work for us like God Himself does. Kenneth Copeland points out that, “Words are serious business. And, as believers, we need to get serious about learning how to use them. We need to begin to put them to work for us like God Himself does. There’s a vast difference between lying and speaking by faith. A lie is meant to deceive someone. It’s designed to make someone believe something that’s not true. But to speak by faith is simply to speak words that agree with the Word of God instead of the circumstances around you. It’s speaking from your spirit instead of from your mind.”
God would never address you in view of your present circumstances but in the light of your identity in Him. Why else would He call a childless Abram “Father of many nations” and a nation still wandering in the desert “Blessed and lenders to nations”. What would make Him refer to hiding Gideon as a “mighty man of valor” who should “go in his strength” to save Israel, if not identity rather than circumstance. Young Jeremiah, timid to speak, was referred to by Him as a prophet to nations. He called a single simple Mary blessed amongst women, a fishing Peter was seen as one who could become “fisher of men”.
You see your circumstance; God sees your value!