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Remove the Negative Labels

Monday, April 22, 2013


“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made...”
(Psalm 139:14, NIV)

TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

Throughout life, people are constantly sticking labels on us, telling us what we can and cannot become. And sometimes this is good. People speak faith into us. They encourage us. But then, there are times that people put negative labels on us. You cannot stop the negative comments. You can’t prevent the negative labels, but you can choose to remove them.

As a teenager, Walt Disney was told by his art instructor that he wasn’t creative. He didn’t have any imagination. Disney was smart enough to remove that label. He went on to do pretty well. Lucille Ball was told that she didn’t have any acting skills. She should try a different profession. She removed that label. Winston Churchill failed the sixth grade. He was told he wasn’t smart enough. He went on to become one of the greatest Prime Ministers that ever lived. The common denominator in the success of these people is that they chose to remove the negative labels. It’s the same way today. Don’t focus on what others say; focus on what God says. Remove the negative labels and embrace who God created you to be.


Father, I praise You because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I receive what You say about me. I renounce the negative labels of the world and embrace Your truth knowing that my identity is found in You in Jesus’ name. Amen.

— Joel & Victoria Osteen

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SATCHMO99 4/22/2013 3:24PM

    Good blog, thanks!

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WALLAHALLA 4/22/2013 2:22PM

    Ripping those labels off and tossing them to the trash. They do NOT need to be recycled.

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JADOMB 4/22/2013 11:38AM

    With GOD, all is possible. Just like labels on a mattress, once removed, they are soon forgotten. ;-)

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NSTARSMITH 4/22/2013 10:27AM

    Excellent reminder! Each of us has potentials we have not yet guessed!

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IMSUNSHINE 4/22/2013 7:47AM

    That was an awesome sermon!!!!! I love listening to him! So down to earth and always brings the message home!!

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