There is a story in the Bible about a man named Jephthah. Jephthah has an interesting life. Scripture says, “Now Jephthah of Gilead was a great warrior. He was the son of Gilead, but his mother was a prostitute” (Judges 11:1). Jephthah had a label … a tag … he was the son who was born out of an affair. His dad ran off with a prostitute and got her pregnant. Jephthah’s half brothers made fun of him … criticized him … Jephthah tried to run from his label.
But something happened that changed everything. His city was about to be attacked by the enemy and the town leaders realize they need this great warrior, who is the son of a prostitute. Jephthah ends up defeating the enemy. He is now the leader over all God’s people. You see, I have discovered that those who discount you one day, may end of needing you another day. You may not have the tag “child of a prostitute” but there are other things that have been spoken over our lives, about us and to us.
In order to develop the heart of a champion you have to first understand WHO you are. Notice that Jephthah was called a GREAT WARRIOR. Church, you have so much potential on the inside of you … don’t hold it in … let it out. It doesn’t matter what others have said about you it only matters what God has declared over you. God declares over you today that future will be greater than your past … he shouts out that you are talented, gifted and anointed for a purpose.
You must know who you are, but you also must know WHOSE you are! You are God’s child. Pray this right now, “I am God’s child … I am destined to win … designed to excel … and anointed to serve.” You are the CHURCH UNLEASHED!!!
You are God’s choice … you are God’s favorite … you are God’s child … You are God’s Champion created to do incredible things for Him.