You Are Who God Says You Are
Romans 4 says to “call the things that are not as though they were.” That simply means that you shouldn’t talk about the way you are.
Talk about the way you want to be. If you’re struggling in your finances, don’t go around saying, “Oh, man, business is so slow. The economy is so down. It’s never going to work out.” That’s calling the
things that are as if they will always be that way. That’s just describing the situation. By faith you have to say, “I am blessed. I am suc-cessful. I am surrounded by God’s favor.”
I asked a young man recently how he was doing in high school.
He said, “I’m doing okay. I’m just a C student.” Come to find out, when he was back in elementary school, one of his teachers told him he was a C student, and he let that seed take root and bloom. I told
him what I’m telling you. As long as you’re saying, “I am a C stu-dent,” you’re not going to become an A student. You’re calling in
the C’s, and those C’s will come find you wherever you go. If you’re not careful, you’ll make a C in homeroom, a C in lunch, and a C in PE. Change the “I am.” “I am an A student. I am smart. I am full of
wisdom. I am a good learner. I am excellent.”
Have you allowed what somebody—a coach, a teacher, a parent, an ex- spouse—said about you to hold you back? They’ve planted negative seeds of what you cannot do. “You’re not smart enough.
You’re not talented enough. You’re not disciplined enough. You’re not attractive enough. You’ll always make C’s. You’ll always be mediocre. You’ll always struggle with your weight.” Get rid of those lies! That is not who you are. You are who God says you are.
People may have tried to push you down and tell you who or what you can’t become. Let that go in one ear and out the other
ear. What somebody said about youdoesn’t determine your destiny: God does. You need to know not only who you are but also who you are not. In other words, “I am not who people say
I am. I am who God says I am. I am
not the tail; I am the head. I am not a borrower; I am a lender. I am not cursed; I am blessed.”
As was true in this young man’s life somebody may have spoken