I woke up the other night/morning asking the Lord what was on His heart for me to blog about.. and granted it may have been around 12am that I asked such a question, but this is what I really got 👉 a vivid vision of The Lion King scene where Simba meets Rafiki, talks about his past and then has a vision of his father telling him, “Remember who you are.”
(Papa knows us and because He knows I am fond of Disney… He likes to give me messages through characters and movies.😄 )
Afterward, I had this strong feeling of the past holding some of us back. Keeping us from receiving all 2015 has for us or even the next 24hrs.
YOUR PAST DOES NOT HAVE THE ACCESS TO DEFINE YOU NOR KEEP YOU.
unless you let it.
The day you asked Jesus to be your Lord you became a NEW CREATION. The old washed away and He made all things new.
(2 Corinthians 5:17)
To Him the past never even happened.
ISNT THAT NUTS?! How is that possible? Because it feels so real to us right? Yet HE REMEMBERS ONLY THE NEW. If you brought your past up to His attention I’m sure he would respond with, “I don’t know what you are talking about.” -Trust me, I’ve asked-
For us, living in the natural world a huge percentage of the time (cause we can experience the supernatural too okay💁), it’s easy to stay in our past. WE think we have to be properly punished for it, because grace and mercy just aren’t going to cut it. No, that’s too nice for us to accept. But, we raise our hands, shout, sing, dance, and receive prayer…. only to go home with the same grey cloud of self-hatred and unforgiveness.
When we do this, we are flat out telling Jesus, “You weren’t enough.”
oh the very real pain that comes from even imagining this cuts deep.
Heroine, JESUS was MORE THAN enough.
He knew what He was getting into. He knew He would pay a higher price for people who wouldn’t even squeeze out a rock for him. He knew He would be the one who would suffer consequences for all the “horrible” deeds, sins, etc. done in this world for people who wouldn’t even accept that gift. He KNEW.
How dare I sit there and tell my savior, “Look, Jesus.. you have done so much for me, you loved me, you accepted me, you brought me out of depression, filled my heart with joy, and gave me strength to overcome anxiety, but you see this past mistake… the most horrible thing I did? That is just way too much for you to just wipe away. I have to live with this guilt and shame for the rest of my life, because that’s what I deserve. My self-punishment is more powerful than your sacrifice for me.”
Darling, He PAID IT ALL.
even after our growing falls and pains. We fall and get picked back up, EVERY TIME.
Just because it happened, or you CHOSE to do it.. doesn’t mean you have it permanently attached to your life resume.
Praise God for GRACE, MERCY and JESUS!
(shame, guilt, and condemnation are from hell.)
Simba ran away, with guilt and shame thinking he killed his father. And Scar let him. Scar WANTED him to think/feel this way. Because he knew if Simba grew up and found out all he was, Scar would be thrown out of pride rock. Forever.
Lovely…. it is time for you to take your place in HIS Kingdom. We cannot sit around some jungle eating bugs the rest of our life because we are afraid of people seeing the “truth” about the kind of person we were or what we did.
IT DOESNT MATTER.
He paid it all.
You are F R E E.
“I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my OWN sake, and remembers your sins no more.” – Isaiah 43:25-
“Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over OLD history. Be alert, be PRESENT. I’m about to do something brand-new. IT’S BURSTING OUT! Don’t you see it? There it is! I’m making a road through the desert, rivers in the badlands.” – Isaiah 43:18-19 MSG-
Remember WHO YOU ARE. (And WHOSE you are.)
Oh you don’t know??
let me help you out..
“You is kind, you is smart, you is important.” haha ok no really.. here you go:
1st and foremost you are A DAUGHTER OF THE MOST HIGH KING.
You are POWERFUL.
You are CAPABLE.
You are BEAUTIFUL.
You are MATCHLESS.
You are INFLUENTIAL.
You are CONFIDENT.
You are BRILLIANT.
You are JOYFUL.
You are BRAVE.
You are BOLD.
You are ROYALTY.
You are FORGIVEN.
You are CHOSEN.
You are ACCEPTED.
You are LOVED.
You are HIS.
Don’t shake your head…just receive. These are your TRUTHS. This is only a pinch of who you are and how Papa sees you. I gave you a pretty great head start. So run back to your rightful place, discover the more to this list, and reveal YOU.
All of creation is waiting for it.
“For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.” Romans 8:19
Papa, you are everything. Daily we are thankful for the sacrifice you made at the cross. For choosing us. For loving us with a love we will never fully be able to grasp. You are the best Papa in the whole world. I pray that from this year forward every chain that has bound us to our past would forever be broken NOW in Jesus name. I pray that the thoughts, lies, feelings and emotions that are negative towards this would disappear right now. Every ounce of pain and self hatred has to go right now too. Papa I pray that you would replace all this junk with your GRACE, PEACE, and most of all PERFECT LOVE. I declare 2015 will be the year we say, “YES!” whole heartedly to our rightful place in your kingdom and to knowing and continually discovering our identity in you. Thank you so much Papa, I love you. In Jesus name Amen.
If you have been victim to your own self hatred or unforgiveness and would like to get rid of it pray this from your heart:
“Papa, right now I choose to repent (turn away from) from self hatred and I choose to come out of alignment with it and everything that came with it right now. I also choose to forgive myself of my past mistakes, and my past in general and choose to come out of alignment with unforgiveness and into alignment with the truth that I have been redeemed. I choose from this day forward to not be governed by my past but by your love. Thank you Papa, In Jesus name amen.”
*If you have further questions on this subject or what you just prayed please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I’d love to do my best to answer them*
Tanisha Poni 💜