In Matthew 10:32-33 Jesus says these words,“Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven.” That’s some heavy stuff. Yet could it be possible that despite your best intentions you are in fact denying God and you don’t even know it?
If you’re familiar with Matthew 10:32-33 you might think that denying Him is simply expressing a lack of belief in Him with your words but actually it’s not that cut and dry. Did you know that you could be denying Christ by your failure to move forward in your purpose and achieve great things? Now, you might be thinking, wait a minute SaMonna you’re taking this thing too far. But am I? Denying Christ occurs anytime we fail to embrace Him, His teachings, and His love. God is not the author of fear, doubt, laziness or mediocrity. These things stand in direct contrast to faith, belief, industriousness, and greatness, which are the very elements we need to empower us to walk in our purpose, achieve some awesome things, and live the extraordinary life.
Yet because our vision has become clouded by a sinful world it appears that it has become easier for us to embrace the very things that are holding us back while we deny the things that will push us forward. So when you make the choice to allow fear to keep you from stretching yourself and achieving the amazing things God wants you to achieve you have in fact denied Christ by denying the faith He wants you to embrace. Similarly, when you focus on all the roadblocks and potential troubles you may face on your journey to God’s best, you are in fact denying the peace that comes with having a deep relationship with Him. Furthermore, when you lazily refuse to take on the challenges and burdens that come with the territory of growth you are in effect denying Christ by failing to bear your cross.
You see sometimes denying yourself of your greatness and your purpose actually causes you to deny Christ which will leave Him no choice but to deny you. Simple cause and effect. Now I hope this isn’t you but I know that there is something specific that God wants you to do, some purpose He wants you to fulfill, some challenges He needs you to overcome, something amazing He’s positioned you to do. But the enemy is tempting you to deny the power that God has placed within you to accomplish those very things. Don’t deny God or His power. You are amazing, fearfully and wonderfully made, which means you are equipped and able to do all things through Christ!
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