As I read chapter 1 of Limitless Life by Derwin L. Gray, it really hit home for me. Chapter 1 talks about labels that are on us. For example, throughout my life some of my labels of myself are: rejection, abandonment, insecure, fear…the list just goes on. Well because of the freedom I have with Jesus Christ I do not need to live with the labels anymore. He can and will heal me from the labels I have placed on myself.
One label that I dealt with as I finished chapter 1 is the fear of rejection. I have one book of poetry published that really hasn’t had very good sales. Am I disappointed? Yes I am. But all I can do is keep pushing through and advertise as much as I possibly can to get more sales. In saying that, I felt led a few months ago (April 2014 actually) to write a book of devotions. Well I have put it off because of the fear of rejection. However, reading this chapter I decided to put that feeling aside and be Courageous and write the book. I wrote 4 pages that night. I already feel so much better and relieved that I am pursuing the dream that God put on my heart. I know that He has called me to do this book and I feel really blessed to be writing it. I can only hope and pray that my readers will be blessed as well.
The other labels I have of myself will take a bit more time to work through, but I will work on them one at a time. I know that God can heal me and give me freedom from these labels, and I am counting on Him to do just that.
He can heal you too from your destructive labels, you just need to reach out to Him.
Best Wishes and lots of prayers,