I once saw a picture of an elected official that was being circulated on social media. People were saying that they couldn’t believe that the person in this office could be doing this and that it was shameful. The problem was that the photo was not real, it was photo-shopped. I pointed out to the person posting the picture that it wasn’t a real photo. They asked how I knew that. My daughter is a photographer and she had given me tips on how to know if a photo was real or not so I pointed out the edited parts that showed it was a lie. The Holy Spirit brought this picture to my mind one day and said to me, “the enemy of Christ has done the same thing to My children’s lives.” See he has photo-shopped our lives and our situations to look like something that is not true, yet we have believed the lie and believed the counterfeit picture. God is wanting to show His people the things in the pictures of our lives that the enemy is showing us that are not true. He wants to show us where our identity has been photo-shopped.
It is time to put our beliefs under the scrutiny of God’s truth. The real, true parts of our identity have been edited out and have had illusions edited in. We don’t have a true picture of who we really are. We don’t have a true understanding of who God created us to be. It’s time for us to come out of the illusion that has been created around us and to walk into truth and see clearly.
Religion, culture, upbringing, and our situations build structures or beliefs around our lives and tell us things or make us believe things about ourselves that are not true. God is saying to His sons and daughters “Your life can change! Your situation can change! It’s not that I haven’t been listening to your prayers or not hearing them, but I desire for you to come up to a higher place to see your situations the way that I see them and to see that I have created you to change them. I have given you the ability to overcome them! All the power that you need is already resident inside of you and all that you need to do is unlock it. Take the keys, receive the keys to unlock the treasure of power in you. I placed it in you from the beginning and what has been laying dormant in you will now come alive. I am raising up hope reformers in this hour. In order to be a hope reformer you must have hope reformed within you.” (The word reform means to improve by removing or correcting faults, problems, etc.) God is going to begin removing the faulty beliefs and problems with our thinking that block and stop our hope.
It is not enough in this hour to be only a Christian, one who just goes to church and believes. There is too much going on in our world and too much chaos rising. Evil has ramped up its agenda and God needs a people to step up and become Sons and Daughters, not just followers.
Romans 8:19 says that “Everything God made is waiting with excitement for God to show His children’s glory completely.” Another version says that “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.”
God is looking for a people that are willing to allow Him to reveal His glory to the world and to all creation. He is looking for a people. He is looking for women who are willing to say “God, I lay down my agenda and I choose yours. Lord I lay down my opinions and I choose yours. Lord I lay down my fears, my doubts, my insecurities and I choose to believe. Lord I am willing to change my mind where it doesn’t line up with your mind. I am willing to believe Your Word, no matter what my picture says.”
If you are sick and tired of your current situations and your heart is crying out ‘Yes God!”, then this is your awakening. You are being called out of mediocre living that sabotages your identity and keeps you living at a lower place than you were called to live.
So, let’s attack these beliefs with a vengeance. Let’s get our Magic Erasers of the Holy Spirit and go after the lies in the picture of who we are and begin letting God reveal our Kingdom Identity. You are a Daughter of God and also a Son of God. You were created to subdue kingdoms, right wrongs, expose the lies of the enemy, and establish the Kingdom of God in this earth. We were created for such a time as this.