who do you think you are?!

Today I’ve been hit with a mighty dose of the “Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are”s. You know what I mean; that familiar spirit that mocks you as you try to do anything outside of yourself…

I’ve actually been waiting for him to show his ugly face.

Last weekend I spent three days in Palm Springs with some of my closest girlfriends. Our time was mostly spent in worshipping together, discussing prophecy, and then prophetically praying over one another.

My heart and mind are still trying to take it all in.

Times like those are life-giving and renewing in our walk with God. I received so much encouragement from them regarding my ministry here. Words of support were offered; words I had a hard time accepting.

Even then, I could feel those familiar fingers wrapping round my heart.

“What do you know?”

“You don’t have it all together.”

“If they only knew…”

And it’s all true.

I know nothing, except Christ Jesus, and Him crucified. My life tends to be in a constant state of disorganized chaos, but Jesus is the author and perfecter of my faith. Most of all, if God, who knows me more intimately than anyone, tells me to share something here, then I have no other choice but to share it.

This blog is not about me. Those of you who come here will find the strivings and musings of a very human girl as she abides in a merciful and gracious God.

My hope, my heart, is that you find Him when you come here, and not me.

So, Who Do I Think I Am?

I am a daughter of the Most High God; a servant of Christ Jesus, who saved me from eternal damnation through His death and resurrection;  a jar of clay filled with the Holy Spirit; and I speak what the Father gives me.

What I tell you in the darkness, speak in the light; and what you hear whispered in your ear, proclaim upon the housetops. {Matthew 10:27}

What familiar spirit have you been entertaining lately?

What truths do you need to speak over yourself to remind you of who you truly are?

18 thoughts on “who do you think you are?!

  1. Your adversary is under Christ’s footstool. We need to begin to really live out our walk of faith in Christ as if we REALLY believe that. The VICTOR lives within us!

  2. The enemy has been trying to get me to slip back into old habits because they’re comfortable and easy…and they distract me from what God wants to do. I realized what he was doing and literally yelled at him that I knew what he was doing. :)

    I’m so glad you had that weekend…if you’re being pounced on then God is obviously up to something with you!

    1. Amen! So true. :) I felt like doing some yelling myself this week, Jason. Haha! Glad you were able to see it for what it was and press forward. I know God has important things for your life this year!

  3. I’m now back in classes for Seminary, and one of those all too simple truths that was dropped on us this past class was about “putting more confidence in the unseen truths than in those which are seen.” It’s definitely becoming a theme for this period of my life – going back to school and seeking direction for my life – God is reminding me that transformation in my life begins, continues and finds its completion in Christ. As I turn “the gaze of (my) soul” upon Jesus, as I look to Him for my salvation daily, I am being transformed into the likeness of the Son by the Spirit living within me. This is the truth He speaks to me, as you said,
    ” I am a daughter of the Most High God; a servant of Christ Jesus, who saved me from eternal damnation through His death and resurrection; a jar of clay filled with the Holy Spirit; and I speak what the Father gives me.”

    1. I’m so excited for you, and the things God is doing in your life! I think it’s so great that you’re back in school. How wonderful that God is already revealing new things to you, and reminding you of known truths. :) I can’t wait to see the ways God uses you and Christy.

  4. Amen. I wholeheartedly agree that I don’t have anything to offer, but that’s not why He loved me anyway. He knew me before I ever committed my first sin and He loved me, sent Jesus to die for me. All I can do is accept that love. Great post, Melissa. Thank you.

  5. I have been going thru this same thing lately…allowing my sinful heart to be convinced of “who I am not” and “who I should be”..the truth is that I am HIS…the truth is that I am “anointed & appointed”, the truth is that “he has equipped me to do every good work..in advance!”..the truth is that my life is a song of redemption marked by ridiculous choices made to follow after my Jesus!”.

    Thanks Melissa!

  6. First, what a refreshment of blessings to spend time with your girlfriends. So special. Today I sat across from my husband at lunch and confessed my jealousy, envy and sadness as I compared myself to my friends. I went around the table in my mind, picturing us all sitting together…she knows the word better, she’s fun, that one prays well, she’s full of joy. All the beautiful things I love about them and now I find myself in a dangerous game of comparison. My husband pointed out, the enemy, which is sometimes OURSELVES, always sees the grass greener on the other side but Jesus wants our eyes fixed wholly on Him.

    Thanks for reminding me of who I am and who I AM is.

    1. That’s such a trap that we women, especially, fall into. I know it’s a major pitfall for me. I am constantly reminding myself to compare who I am to who God is and who He asks me to be. I like your husband! :)

  7. This is great, I appreciate the honesty in this post. Needed to read this today as I feel lately that I’ve needed the reminder that God is my advocate. He has my back, and is on my side. Grateful for that today.

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