“And they will call them, “The holy people, the redeemed of the LORD”; and you will be called, “Sought out, a city not forsaken.” Isaiah 62:12, NASB
Years ago, while at a dinner party, a woman was talking much about herself, about her accomplishments, her opinions, and what she was able to do. She seemed to go overboard in trying to prove herself. I became so disgusted by her behavior that I left the table. Standing in the kitchen, God spoke to my heart, “How can you help women if you’re easily frustrated with them? Go back in there and listen to her.” So I did, and as I listened, she shared with me how she had gone through an abusive marriage and as a young girl how she had watched her father kill her mother. As I listened, I understood. Years later, I went through a traumatic experience in my own life and understood even more.
The greatest desire after any kind of failure or painful experience is to try to prove yourself, prove what you can do, prove who you are and prove that you can rise again. There’s nothing wrong with the desire itself. It is a natural human response. But if we aren’t careful, we can be consumed with the desire to prove and enter into pride.
The best way to prove yourself is to let God prove you.
God can make it undeniable that He is with you. He can make it clear that His hand is on your life. When you humble yourself by yielding to Him, He will rise up strong and tall and will silence your accusers. Let God do the proving, not you. Let God show Himself strong in your life.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for speaking directly to my heart. Thank you for bringing me through and for never leaving me. I have a desire to prove myself and show who I am, but I declare I’m not my past. I’m your daughter. Don’t let this desire consume me. I only want to be consumed by you. I yield to you now and I trust you to rise up and show who you are in me. Glory, Hallelujah Lord. In Jesus’ name, Amen.