Bishop Jakes: discover your purpose, fulfil your destiny
God looked out across eternity. He saw you. He saw everything he had created and everything He would create around you. He saw the specific need on this earth that He would make you to meet. He saw the full set of traits and ability that you would need in order to complete His purpose for your life. He knew what kind of environment that would be necessary for you to properly develop the gifts He would give you.
God looked. And then He created He created you. You! And God looked at you and said, “This is good”.
Do you have the same opinion of yourself? Do you agree with God’s opinion of you? Its important that you appreciate the way God created you because other people are going to treat you the way to treat yourself. They will respect you only to the degree that you respect yourself.
If you are attracting people who don’t treat you well, I’m sorry but you are the prime suspect in that case. What kind of message is you sending that allow them to treat you poorly?
In order for people to treat you well, there must be something deep in side of you that sends out a signal saying, I am somebody because God made me to be somebody. I may not be twenty-one and wear a size of seven. I may be a seventy-one and wear a size twenty-seven. But I am somebody.” When you send out a signal like that, other people pick up on it.
There something’s your spirit exudes that gives you presence with other. There’s quality of inner strength that makes you attractive. It causes other people to recognize you, to pay attention you, to pay attention to you to ask when you walk into a room, who is her? They won’t be asking because your dress is so stunning, but arrogance or pride. It is health self-esteem and the power of God’s spirit within you.
The way you appreciate yourself impacts everything you do. It affects the way you sit in a classroom, or apply for a job, or talk to people at a social function, or go about the ministry God has called you to undertake. It even affects the way a nobody with no future and no value, you are going to pray with less power and suspect that then promises of God are for every body else but you.
God wants you to appreciate who He made you to be and to develop what He gave you. He doesn’t want you to try to exchange what He gave you for what He gave someone else. You are unique blend of talents and gifting and character; and have a unique destiny upon this earth. You are somebody.
Source T.D. Jakes