Tuesday in Tune

I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens and empowers me [to fulfill His purpose—I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.] Philippians 4:13 AMP

God speaks to us through godly music. I’m so thankful that He does. Song lyrics have sustained me through many hard situations and have helped me soar when celebrating victory and breakthrough.

Lately, a song that has me opening the window, turning up the volume and celebrating God is “Say I Won’t” by MercyMe. Have you heard it?

So many times I was told I wouldn’t measure up or succeed in life, often tied to the fact that I was overweight. Now that I’m at a healthy body weight, unfortunately the same opinions are thrown at me, for different reasons now, whether with a person’s words, expressions or attitude. It has been a process to accept being underestimated and misunderstood, but God keeps reinforcing who He thinks I am and what He is leading me to accomplish. That is what matters. With His help and by listening to His words, I did lose weight and am keeping it off. I do have successful and fulfilling relationships and a unique purpose that will influence others for God.

“Not enough
Is what I’ve been told
But it must be a lie
‘Cause the Spirit inside says I’m so much more
So let them say what they want
Oh, I dare them to try”

Have you been told there are things you can never be or do? My friend, are you the one doing the talking to yourself? Search out the verses in the Bible that describe who God says you are and what you can do. Take the negativity as a challenge and prove it to be the lie it is. You are amazing, unique, beautiful, talented and loved. That’s not just opinion, but God’s truth. Live the abundant life Jesus died to give, not just to the whole world, but to YOU!

“I can do all things
Through Christ who gives me strength
So keep on saying I won’t
And I’ll keep proving you wrong”

Published by Grace Gardiner

I am a Jesus girl, married to the biggest fan any woman could have. I have an amazing family that I treasure dearly. I am a teacher, speaker, writer, encourager and lover of way too many books and craft supplies. My passion is to seek God first in every area of my life and to lead women to find the purpose God has for them so they can thrive.

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