Going through T.D JakesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Woman Thou Art Loosed Bibles, I stumbled upon a lot of things I would like to share with you. Perhaps the very first should be the first article Jakes shares titled You Are Somebody. I hope this brings depth and meaning to your life and that it draws you closer to the person you ought to be.
You are somebody
God looked out across eternity. He saw you. He saw everything He had created and everything he would create around you. He saw the specific need on this earth that He would make you meet. He saw the full set of traits and abilities that you would need in order to complete His purpose for your life. He knew what kind of environment that would be necessary for you to properly develop the gifts He would give you.
God lookedÃ¢â‚¬Â¦and then He created. He created you. You! And God looked at you and said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“This is good.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Do you have the same opinion of yourself? Do you agree with GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s opinion of you? It is important that you appreciate the way God created you because other people are going to treat you the way you treat yourself. They will respect you only to the degree that you respect yourself. If you are attracting people who donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t treat you well, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sorry but you are the prime suspect in that case. What kind of message are you sending that allows them to treat you so poorly?
In order for people to treat you well, there must be something deep inside you that sends out s signal saying Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m somebody because God made me somebody. I may not be 21 and wear a size seven. I may be 71 and wear a size 27. But I am somebody. When you send out a signal like that, other people pick up on it. There is something your spirit exudes that gives you presence with others. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a quality of inner strength that makes you attractive. It causes other people to recognise you, to pay attention to you, to ask when you walk into a room Ã¢â‚¬Å“who is she?Ã¢â‚¬Â They wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t be asking because your dress is so stunning, but because your character is so magnetic. Projecting that kind of strength is not arrogance or pride. It is healthy self-esteem and the power of GodÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s spirit within youÃ¢â‚¬Â¦