The enemy tries awfully hard to convince us to disqualify ourselves.
I’ll be honest -the enemy tried that with me yesterday and it made me mad, and he also tried it with me in a big way a couple of months ago. So I decided the best, most positive thing I could possibly do is write about what I learned from it, and share about what my eyes were opened up to in a moment of temptation to believe the lies. Maybe I can backfire that attempt with a little bit of truth ?☀️
to deprive of the required qualities, properties, or conditions : make unfit
to deprive of a power, right, or privilege
(of a feature or characteristic) make (someone) unsuitable for an office or activity.
to make ineligible for a prize or for further competition because of violations of the rules
To disqualify someone is to not allow them to participate, or to make them unfit for participation.
Do you see what happens when we agree with the lies coming at us? We’re at risk of “disqualifying” ourselves.
The enemy can’t disqualify us, but he can convince us to disqualify ourselves if we let him.
But thankfully the Lord is always there to remind us of the truth and remind us of who we really are. Oh how I love His truth. ?☀️
Are you disqualifying yourself? Have you declared yourself “unsuitable, unfit, unqualified, ineligible”?
Well, here’s what God Almighty says about you,
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love.” – Ephesians 1:3-4
“You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.” – John 15:16
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” – 1 Peter 2:9
“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.” -Psalm 139:13-16
“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” -Ephesians 2:10
Do you know what the antonym of “disqualified” is?
“qualified for or allowed or worthy of being chosen”
That’s you! That’s me!
Here’s a truth that I still have trouble wrapping my mind around: Do you know, that when you walk with Him, as His child, He enables you to do impossible things? ✨
That’s the truth.
But when we examine our own hearts, do we really feel this could be true?
It’s a hard one sometimes, isn’t it?
But I’m realizing that we have to trust Him above all “evidence” if we want to see it come to pass in our own lives.
Heavenly Father, thank You for always reminding me of who I am, just when I need to be reminded. I may not fully understand who I am yet, but I will proclaim the truth of Your word, and I trust that what You say about me is true. Let no attempt or illusion of the enemy deceive me, that I may have the discernment to see through the lies — seeing right into Your beautiful truth instead.
2 thoughts on “5.6.19 – The Opposite of “Disqualified””
Thank you for sharing I feel so unappreciated and disqualified to be a mom and a wife and I know it’s not true. I have been manipulated into silence from toxic relationships. Thanks for giving me hope through Gods word when life seems so dark.
Bless you, Talithia! May the Lord continue to encourage you and give you the hope, and the strength to keep pushing through the lies, and into His beautiful truth. May He heal any wounds from those toxic relationships and sooth you with His love and peace. You are a blessing.
Thank you for stopping by to read and to share with me today. – Heather