It’s my prayer that these four words would become a personal declaration of your life…
YOU ARE THE ONE.
Some might react and say, “It’s not about me, it’s about Jesus.” And while that is true, it is also true that YOU ARE THE ONE.
You see, God has always used people to accomplish His purposes here on the earth. Just look at what He said to Joshua…
“Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them … Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:6,9 MSG)
And in 2 Samuel 12:7, we read the Prophet Nathan say to David…
“You are the man! Thus says the Lord God of Israel: ‘I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul.’”
In other words, God is telling David, “You are the one!”
And in the same way, I believe God wants to declare to you that you are the one. You are the one He has blessed, graced, and anointed.
The context of 2 Samuel 12 makes that statement all the more powerful and significant because David had just made a big mistake. He had missed the mark and fallen into sin. But I believe God wanted to show us through the story of David that even our mistakes and shame don’t disqualify us from the truth that we are the ones He wants to bless and use for His glory.
In Psalm 80:17 we read, “Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand, upon the son of man whom You made strong for Yourself.”
Here we find God is actually speaking to Israel – the people of God. And, because of the finished work of Jesus, in Christ, as God’s children we are engrafted into every promise. And there are four powerful truths available for you to receive right now from this powerful passage…
- God’s hand is on you.
- God has positioned you.
- God has chosen you as you are.
- God has empowered you to overcome.
But let’s make this even more personal. And I encourage you to read each one aloud to receive the full impact of these truths…
- I am the one. God’s hand is on me!
- I am the one. God has positioned me!
- I am the one. God has chosen me as I am!
- I am the one. God has empowered me to overcome!
When you believe that you are the one, your life will take on a sense of responsibility and confidence that will open up new roads of opportunity and rivers of provision for you.
So, don’t be surprised if the enemy comes against you as you begin to pursue your promise. But never underestimate the power of God’s covenant promises to bring you through whatever battles you may face as you fight for new territory.
My friend, you are the one. And it is God’s will for you to move forward into a life of exceeding abundance and fulfilment. And even though that doesn’t mean it will be all smooth sailing or without opposition, just as God did for Joshua, David and the many men and women who have pioneered the path of faith before you, He promises to take your life forward and show Himself strong on your behalf!
Remember, you can trust and be confident in God’s promise to you. And, as you do, receive this today…
You are the one! From your home to your workplace, from your neighborhood to your nation, you are the one God has blessed, favored, anointed and crowned with success in order to make a difference for others and shine His glory here on the earth!
YOU ARE THE ONE!