Skip to comments.Today's Word with Joel Osteen - April 23, 2013 [Devotional]
Posted on 04/23/2013 5:14:05 AM PDT by Vision
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free. (John 8:32, NIV)
Today's Word from Joel and Victoria
Did you know that wrong labels can keep you from your destiny? You are not who people say you are. You are who God says you are. People will label you not good enough, too slow, too old, too many mistakes. God labels you strong, talented, valuable, more than a conqueror. Make sure that youre wearing the right labels. Dont go the next 20 years allowing one negative comment to hold you back.
Many people dont know any better. They wear the negative labels like theyre the truth. They become so engrained in their thinking that they end up becoming what people say they are instead of what God says they are.
Are there labels that are holding you back today? What a coach said? What a counselor said? Even negative comments spoken by your parents? This is the time to remove every negative label. People dont determine your destiny; God does. The only power that label has over you is the power that you give it. If you will remove it; if you will forgive that person and quit dwelling on it, then that label will have no effect on you!
A Prayer for Today
Father, thank You for Your truth which sets me free. I choose to let go of every negative word spoken over me. I choose to forgive those who have hurt me. I embrace Your Word which is my identity in Jesus name. Amen.