REMOVE THE LABEL
In Isaiah 54:17 (NKJV), we read: No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord.
Most people like shopping. And when we shop, we look at labels. A label can tell you a lot about the product it’s attached to. It tells you where it was made, what it’s made of, what brand it was made by, and what its value is. We may not spend the money on it, but when we see labels like Armani, Gucci, or Dolce & Gabbana, we know it’s a quality product. And then there are labels that let us know the product isn’t worth buying.
The clearance rack may be a great place to find a bargain on clothes, but it’s a horrible place to live your life. None of us belong on the clearance rack of life. And yet, many of us have been labeled in such a way that we feel we belong there. Has someone labeled you as “defective” or “stained” or “used”?
We need to break off every destructive label that’s been placed on our lives! If you are living with a label, cast down the words and imaginations that have been spoken against you. Don’t receive them. Don’t think about them. Don’t tolerate them. Rebuke them and cast them down.
We all deal with self-confidence and self-esteem issues. At times, we feel these labels are right! But don’t allow your emotions to define your life. Only God has that right. Jesus lives on the inside of you. If a label doesn’t belong on Him, it most certainly doesn’t belong on you!
[A new Bible Reading Plan will be released in our third 90-Day Challenge. In the meantime, the following Bible reading plan is from our first 90-Day Challenge. If you’ve completed this plan, we recommend that you read through portions again in a different version of the Bible. Use this time to catch up on any missed reading (Example: Instead of NKJV, try NLT).]
Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 1