What kind of impact would we have on the world, if WE were living, breathing, walking, talking resumes for the Lord, and the only thing they knew about the Lord, is what they read from our life? What does our life say about us to the world? And even more importantly, What does the living, breathing resume of our life tell the world about the Lord, and His power to change our lives, redeem us from sin, and successfully form His image in us? If people are judging the Lord by reading us – what are we leading them to believe about the Lord? Can they see His power at work in us, His grace flowing freely out of us, His blood cleansing us from sin, and His Spirit pouring living water out of us to others?
Make no mistake about it, whatever is written in the resume of our life, is determined by WHO we allow to write the resume of our life. So who exactly should we trust to write the resume of our life? Or better yet – who is actually qualified to write the resume of our life? Is it us? Are we capable of writing our living resume successfully? LOL – Not at all. That’s because we know how incapable we are of lining our life up with the Lord, or making the right choices that would actually lead us to live a righteous life for Him.
If we can’t trust ourselves to write a successful life-resume, then what about other people, like friends and family, who have lots to say about us? Should we let them decide what we are, determine who we will become, or what our potential will be? Not on your life – because we know how faulty the opinion of people can be. Remember Peter – one minute he was speaking divine revelation – the next he was speaking words influenced by the devil. Also, let’s not forget about Job’s friends – or Job’s wife. Their counsel ranged from “blame God for your situation” – to “curse God and die!” So be sure to guard your heart, and do not allow just any voice to write your resume. The results can be disastrous if we do.
If we can’t trust us, or our friends and family to write our resume, then that leaves either the devil, or God. And we know any words that come out of the devil’s mouth can’t be trusted – so whatever you do, don’t believe anything he says. While he certainly does have lots to say about us, let me remind you that nothing he says about us is ever good. That’s because he hates us, and his whole focus is on killing, stealing and destroying everyone made in the image of God. So chalk him off your list forever.
Having considered the only options available, aside from God, we have reached the conclusion, that conclusively, only God is qualified to write the resume of our life. And the reason is simple: He alone created us, sees the end from the beginning, knows us better than anyone else, loves us more than anyone ever will, and only the Lord wants to grow and abound us in Him in every possible way. So today – let me encourage you to ONLY TUNE your heart and spiritual ear to listen to what God says we are, and no one else. Let me remind you, that Jesus said “My sheep know my voice, and another they will not follow.” That means, the only way we can discover who God wants to make us, we need to learn to discern, and give place to the voice of the Lord in our life. And let’s do everything we can to tune out those who say just the opposite of what God says,because their voices are not trustworthy or dependable. We need to do to every voice that conflicts with God’s voice what the sailors did to Jonah; we need to boot the negative voices out of our ‘boat’ and focus on what God says about us instead.
Sadly, believers have a hard time believing they can become the kind of person God called them to be – because they simply don’t see how God could possibly make ‘someone like them’ into the kind of holy, anointed, and power-filled person He says they can become by His power. For that reason, I cannot stress enough how important it is to see ourselves the way God sees us. The problem is, we often see ourselves much differently than God sees us, and as a result, our tendency is to believe what everyone BUT GOD says about us, because God must be exaggerating, right? Actually, that is not right. God is not an exaggerator, a story stretcher, or a liar. We can believe everything He says about us, whether we have seen it come to pass yet, or not. Remember, God makes it clear in the Word, that “His Word will not return to Him void, it will accomplish what it was sent to do.” That means, If God makes the supernatural proclamation over our life, then we can believe Him to fulfill it. And get that truth deep in your heart, so you don’t ever doubt God again. So write this down: Only what God says about us matters, because He’s the only One who has the power to make it come to pass –
Having a ‘killer resume’ for the Lord is important, but what exactly should a ‘killer resume’ look like? It needs to be a dynamic, living resume – filled w/ the good things the Lord has done for us already. Certainly, it needs to recount the faithfulness of God in our life, as it has been expressed over the course of our lifetime. But it also needs to be filled with declarations of faith – of the incredible things we believe He will yet do in us, as well! This is important to do, because when the Lord tells you to write something down in your resume that has not happened yet, or tells us to declare as fact, something that doesn’t look anything like who we are right now, He is not asking you to lie. Rather, He is asking you to declare into existence what yet will be, and to obtain by faith the callings and promises of God in our life. Here’s the perfect example of what God asks us to declare: “Let the weak say I am strong.” Joel 3:10
Note – what we become is not dependent on what we are now, what we think, or what we see. Our life will be built through faith in the Son of God – who has the power to call into existence things that are not, as though they always have been. God wants to write our resume according to His power at work in us, so the world can read and be changed by it, drawn to Jesus by it, healed by reading it, and encouraged, strengthened, and made alive in Jesus name – as they see Him revealing Himself through the resume of our life.
Let’s wrap this blog up, by doing something crazy; let’s actually see what God Himself says He wants us to be, and from today on, let’s declare these eternal, foundational, irrefutable truths over our life, and ask God to cause our faith to build our life, based only upon what God says we are, and what we will yet be, through the power of His name! Let our prayers, and even the thoughts of our life be filled with the divine declarations of God for our lives, instead of the incessant doubts and lies and negativity that flows from others source that cannot be trusted.
Here is a very limited list of truths God declares over us – that we need to get into our living resume. And let’s ask God, to not only help us believe each infallible truth He proclaims over us, but to trust Him to build our life into what He has called us to be, that there might be a complete fulfillment of His will through our living resume, from now until His return!
1. We know the Lord has proclaimed that “we are new creatures in Christ Jesus – the old things have passed away, and all things have become new” (2 Cor 5:17).
2. He has appointed us to be Ambassadors for Christ – to officially represent Him to the world! (2 Cor 5:20).
3. He has transformed us into “a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a peculiar people; that you should shew forth the praises of him who has called you
out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).
4. The Lord has called us “more than conquerors through him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).
5. God has proclaimed that we are “the head and not the tail” (Deut 28:13).
How’s that for a good START to your resume? I’ll bet there are some things in those few supernatural declarations over your life – that you don’t have written in your resume yet! But that’s exactly how amazing your life in Christ is meant to be!!! Now let’s look at a few more from the list of over 100 revealed truths – that God says we are in Him –
6. I am complete in Him Who is the head over all rule and authority (Colossians 2:10).
7. I am alive with Christ (Ephesians 2:5).
8. I am free from the law of sin and death (Romans 8:2).
9. I am far from oppression, and will not live in fear (Isaiah 54:14).
10. I am born of God, and the evil one cannot destroy me (1 John 5:18).
11. I am holy and without blame before Him in love (Ephesians 1:4; 1 Peter 1:16).
12. I have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16; Philippians 2:5).
13. I have the peace of God that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7).
14. The Spirit of God, who is greater than the enemy in the world, lives in me (1 John 4:4).
15. I have received abundant grace & the gift of righteousness & reign in life through Jesus Christ (Ro 5:17).
16. I AM healed (Isaiah 53:5).
17. No weapon formed against me shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17)
18. I am loved by God more than the whole world (John 3:16)
19. I have received the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus, the eyes of my heart are enlightened, so I know the hope of having my life built firmly in
Christ (Ephesians 1:17-18).
20. I have received the power of the Holy Spirit and He can do miraculous things through me. I have authority and power over the enemy in this world (Mark 16:17-18).
21. I am renewed in the knowledge of God and no longer want to live in my old ways or nature before I accepted Christ (Colossians 3:9-10).
22. I am merciful, I do not judge others, and I forgive quickly. As I do this, He blesses my life (Luke 6:36-38).
23. God supplies all of my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
24. In all circumstances I live by faith in God and extinguish all the flaming darts of the enemy (Eph 6:16).
25. I am born again—spiritually transformed, renewed and set apart for God’s purpose—through the living and everlasting word of God (1 Peter 1:23).
26. I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ to do good works (Eph 2:10).
27. In Christ, I am dead to sin—my relationship to it is broken—and alive to God—living in unbroken fellowship with Him (Romans 6:11).
28. The light of truth has shone in my heart & given me knowledge of salvation thru Christ (2 Cor 4:6).
29. As I hear God’s Word, I do what it says and I am blessed in my actions (James 1:22, 25).
30. I am a joint-heir with Christ (Romans 8:17).
31. I overcome the enemy by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony (Rev 12:11).
32. I have everything I need to live a godly life and am equipped to live in His divine nature (2 Peter 1:3-4).
33. I am the righteousness of God—I have right standing with Him—in Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21).
34. My body is a temple of the Holy Spirit; I belong to Him (1 Corinthians 6:19).
35. I am chosen by God, forgiven and justified through Christ. I have a compassionate heart, kindness, humility, meekness and patience (Romans 8:33; Colossians 3:12).
36. I am redeemed—forgiven of all my sins and made clean—through the blood of Christ (Ephesians 1:7).
37. I am rescued from the domain & the power of darkness & brought into God’s kingdom (Col 1:13).
38. I am redeemed from the curse of sin, sickness, and poverty (Deuteronomy 28:15-68; Galatians 3:13).
39. My life is rooted in my faith in Christ & I overflow with thanksgiving for all He has done for me (Col 2:7).
40. I am called to live a holy life by the grace of God and to declare His praise in the world (Psalm 66:8).
41. I am healed and whole in Jesus (1 Peter 2:24).
42. I am saved by God’s grace, raised up with Christ & seated with Him in heavenly places (Eph 2:5-6).
43. I am greatly loved by God (Ephesians 2:4; Colossians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:4).
44. I am strengthened with all power according to His glorious might (Colossians 1:11).
45. I submit myself to God, and the devil flees from me because I resist him in the Name of Jesus (Jm 4:7).
46. I press on each day to fulfill God’s plan for my life because I live to please Him (Philippians 3:14).
47. I am not ruled by fear because the Holy Spirit lives in me and gives me His power, love and self-control (2 Timothy 1:7).
48. I am the salt of the earth. (Matthew 5:13)
49. I am commissioned to make disciples. (Matthew 28:19,20)
50. I am a child of God. (John 1:12)
51. I have eternal life. (John 10:27)
52. I have been given peace. (John 14:27)
53. I am part of the true vine, a channel of Christ’s life. (John 15:1,5)
54. I am clean. (John 15:3)
55. I am Christ’s friend. (John 15:15)
56. I am chosen and appointed by Christ to bear His fruit. (John 15:16)
57. I have been given glory. (John 17:22)
58. I have been justified…completely forgiven and made righteous. (Romans 5:1)
59. I died with Christ and died to the power of sin’s rule over my life. (Romans 6:1-6)
60. I am a slave of righteousness. (Romans 6:18)
61. I am free from sin and enslaved to God. (Romans 6:22)
62. I am free forever from condemnation. (Romans 8:1)
63. I am a son of God; God is spiritually my Father. (Romans 8:14,15, Galatians 3:26; 4:6)
64. I am a joint heir with Christ, sharing His inheritance with Him (Romans 8:17)
65. I have faith. (Romans 12:3)
66. I have been sanctified and called to holiness. (1 Corinthians 1:2)
67. I have been given grace in Christ Jesus. (1Corinthians 1:4)
68. I have been placed into Christ, by God’s doing. (1 Corinthians 1:30)
69. I have received God’s Spirit into my life that I might know the things given to me by God. (1 Cor 2:12)
70. I have been given the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16)
71. I am a temple…a dwelling place…of God. His Spirit and His life dwell in me. (1 Corinthians 3:16; 6:19)
72. I am united to the Lord and am one spirit with Him. (1 Corinthians 6:17)
73. I am bought with a price; I am not my own; I belong to God. (1 Corinthians 6:19,20; 7:23)
74. I am called, elect, precious. (1 Corinthians 7:17)
75. I am a member of Christ’s Body. (1 Corinthians 12:27; Ephesians 5:30)
76. I am victorious through Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 15:57)
77. I have been established, anointed and sealed by God in Christ, and I have been given to the Holy Spirit as a pledge guaranteeing my inheritance to come. (2 Corinthians
1:21; Ephesians 1:13,14)
78. I am led by God in triumphal procession. (2 Corinthians 2:14)
79. I am to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved (2 Cor 2:15)
80. Since I have died, I no longer live for myself, but for Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:14,15)
81. I am given strength in exchange for weakness. (2 Corinthians 12:10)
82. I am a son of God and one in Christ. (Galatians 3:26, 28)
83. I am Abraham’s seed…an heir of the promise. (Galatians 3:29)
84. I am an heir of God since I am a son of God. (Galatians 4:6,7)
85. I belong to Him in every way. (Ephesians 1:1; 1 Corinthians 1:2; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:2)
86. I have been blessed with every spiritual blessing. (Ephesians 1:3)
87. I have been redeemed and forgiven, and I am a recipient of His lavish grace. I have been made alive together with Christ. (Ephesians 2:5)
88. I have been raised up and seated with Christ in heaven. (Ephesians 2:6)
89. I am God’s workmanship…His handiwork…born anew in Christ to do His work. (Ephesians 2:10)
90. I have direct access to God through the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:18)
91. I am a fellow citizen with the rest of God’s family. (Ephesians 2:19)
92. I am more than capable. (Philippians 4:13)
93. I have been rescued from the domain of Satan’s rule & transferred to the kingdom of Christ. (Col 1:13)
94. I have been redeemed and forgiven of all my sins. The debt against me has been cancelled. (Col 1:14)
95. I may approach God with boldness, freedom, and confidence. (Eph. 3:12)
When we compare who the Lord says we are vs. who we think we are, or who the devil says we are, several truths become perfectly clear to us: We need to stop listening to everyone BUT God, and start declaring His resume over our life. The key to making His resume come true, is to stop speaking negative words about yourself, and start declaring who He has called and declared us to be in Him. Isn’t it time you changed what voice you listen to daily? And start declaring His words over your life instead?
Now that we see who the Lord says we are, shouldn’t it change our thinking about who we think we are? Remember, every day we are filling in the blanks that will convince the world how much we love Jesus, and how capable He is of transforming us into the man or woman He called us to be. Is the resume of our life revealing His attributes, proving His power, and pointing them to Him as the only answer for their life’s questions and needs?
So let’s take our hand off the keyboard and let Him write our story instead. For only when we let Him write the story of who we really are in Him for all the world to see, will our lives shine for His glory – and our calling in Him will be fulfilled! Amen? Let us live that ‘killer’ resume – to the glory of Him who wrote it! And may every entry, on every page come true in us, in the significant and vitally important days ahead.