Victory Starts in Your Thinking
Exodus 3:22, TLB – “Every woman will ask for jewels, silver, gold, and the finest of clothes from her Egyptian master’s wife and neighbors. You will clothe your sons and daughters with the best of Egypt!”
After 430 years of Israelite slavery in Egypt, you can imagine how they had become comfortable being victims. It’s all they’d known, generation after generation. When God delivered the Israelites, He caused their oppressors to give them gold, silver, and fine clothing as payback. But why did He tell the parents to dress their sons and daughters in the jewelry and fine clothing when they were about to go into the desert? It’s because God wanted the children to stop seeing themselves as poor, limited victims. They had to see themselves as victors to enter the Promised Land.
Victory starts in your thinking. As long as you think you’re a victim, it’s going to limit your destiny. You won’t pray bold prayers, you won’t believe for big dreams, and you won’t expect God’s favor. No matter what’s happened in your past, no matter the dysfunction, abuse, lack, or struggle, shift your thinking. See yourself differently. No more of the victim who never gets a break. Put on those new clothes, so to speak. You are a victor.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You didn’t create me to be enslaved as a victim to anything. Thank You that You are freeing me from what I cannot free myself and dressing me in the clothing of a victor. I believe that You are restoring me to wholeness and bringing me out better than ever. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”