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Did you know that what you think about you creates who you are, and that creates how you live your life? Proverbs 23:7 tells us, "As we think so are we." What we think of ourselves is who we are and will determine how we live our life. What we think of ourselves has developed from what has been said to us and how we have perceived those ideas. Some of those things said may have been good and right, and some not—which is why we have to sort through those thoughts and correct them if they are wrong thoughts. The objective is to see ourselves as the beautiful person God created us to be so that we can become that person.

God teaches us in His Word who we are in Him.. His intentions are very clear, that as we think His way, we can have faith to be that person He created us to be. When we look to Him, we can see ourselves the way He does: gifted and with purpose, whole, healed, prosperous, happy, and content. We can be that beautiful creation He created us to be, as we see ourselves through His eyes.

God created each of us to be beautiful; He did not make any mistakes. He created us to be creative like Himself, and to have purpose which generates contentment, peace, and joy. God created us meticulously and with thought so that we could have and enjoy life to the fullest. In James, God describes us as His most important creation—we are important to God. God created us in His likeness and in His beauty, inside and out. God Himself is obviously beautiful, talented, and has abilities to do great things; thus so do we.

God is good and does good; therefore He designed us to do good for Him. God created His Kingdom in love; to love is an action of giving. His standard of love, then, is in us; we are designed to give of the gifts and talents He has given us. In our giving of ourselves in His Kingdom we will have provision, all of our needs provided through His principal of love.
A man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before great men.
(Prov. 18:16)
God purposefully designed our creative abilities to give us joy and cause us to flourish when used as He purposed. God wants us to get up everyday and enjoy our lives. He wants us to love who we are and what we are doing, and to do what we were created to do, which will bring us great contentment and happiness.

Abundant Life
God created us to be happy and full of life, extraordinary, and creative like Himself. When He created, He said He was happy with what He accomplished; He said it was good. God made us in His likeness; we are to be like Him, to create and to be happy with what we have created.

So, you may be wondering, why you’re not living this happy life? Why you’re not living to create, using your gifts—and giving of yourself? It is because we have not meditated on God’s intentions for us; in fact, we are not sure God has good intentions for us because we don’t know God.

Therefore, first we need to get to know God so He can lead and encourage us to be all He created us to be. Once we begin to know God and how His Kingdom operates, we can walk in it. Until then, we will not have God’s knowledge or power to overcome the enemy's obstacles.

If we don’t have the wisdom of God that comes from knowing God, we will think wrongly about ourselves as the enemy intended. His intention, as Jesus said, is to kill, steal, and destroy; he does that by keeping truth from us. His power is to come into our thinking with his lies which in turn can control us if we don’t know to how refute them.

If we didn’t have the enemy interjecting his thoughts in our minds, thoughts like: you can’t, impossible, not talented, you shouldn’t have been born, and the like, we would flourish in all God created us to be. But because Satan is out to destroy us, we have to fight to think right. And to do that we have to take God seriously in every direction He gives. We have to be aware of our thinking—knowing our thinking is the avenue the enemy uses to destroy in our lives (John 10:10)
For though we walk (live) in the flesh, we are not carrying on our warfare according to the flesh and using mere human weapons. For the weapons of our warfare are not physical [weapons of flesh and blood], but they are mighty before God for the overthrow and destruction of strongholds, [Inasmuch as we] refute arguments and theories and reasoning’s and every proud and lofty thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God; and we lead every thought and purpose away captive into the obedience of Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One), Being in readiness to punish every [insubordinate for his] disobedience, when your own submission and obedience [as a church] are fully secured and complete.
(2 Cor. 10:3-6)
This teaching confirms to us it is the enemy’s objective is to use our thoughts to control us. Without the knowledge of God we assume our thoughts are our own, but as we can see by this teaching, the enemy is at work building strongholds in our minds. Satan uses reasoning’s and theories, and our circumstances to influence us to think his way which is obviously opposed to God‘s way of thinking. Whenever we think something contrary to the Word of God (God’s thinking) we can know it is a thought from the enemy and we are instructed to refute it.

The enemy does not want to be identified as our opposition and he isn’t unless we have the true knowledge of God that comes from having a relationship with God. If we don’t know God and if we are not seeking to live in His Kingdom, we are letting the enemy control us. He controls us with his reasonings and theories, which again build strongholds in our minds that set our opinion against the true knowledge of God. When we are against the true knowledge of God, we are opposed to God.

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Author Biography

Lee Klein
Web site: Vision Eternity Ministries
Lee is excited to share her experiences and to encourage others in their pursuit to know God and to live in His good and perfect will, here and now-and for eternity. Lee reaches out to others all over the world with her teachings through her network ministry connection-Vision Eternity Ministries.

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