What do you think about yourself?



Numbers 13:31-33

31 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.

33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.


The Key verse:

Numbers 13:33

33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.


People for years have told you and I, what they think about us.  Many times, we may have allowed these comments to linger with in us and even shape our lives.

Most times if they were positive, then we would enjoy them for a season. For many times some would change their minds after a season and then become negative towards us.

No matter if positive or negative in how you are seen, what really matters is what you think of yourself!

The children of Israel were at a point that they would talk themselves out of the blessing, base upon what they thought of themselves as seen by the enemy. They even lied concerning the blessings of the land that they saw with their own eyes. That’s why we are to be careful and pray over all things.

You see in the scripture, they saw themselves as grasshoppers in comparison to the giants of the land. Be it known unto you, that this Land was the promise land of the Lord, for the people of God.

They were limited in their thinking as to how they can defeat the giants. As they looked upon themselves, they knew they cannot overcome on their own, so they rather cut and run. 

Grasshoppers are insects that can easily be crust by man (Giants). They are weak in comparison to over powering us and all they can do is hop away for their own safety.  Now this reminds me of some Saints, that may really be aints.  The devil just crusts them repeatedly.  Like grasshoppers, they hop away.

But with God in your vision or outlook about yourself it can be different.  You need to renew your thinking about yourself, knowing that, the God you serve is able! Your focus is not your limitations, but the awesome power and authority of the Jesus Christ that lives within you.

Like the late Senator John McCain has said…” Do not let anything break you”! With Jesus you are greater than what anyone says about you and bigger than the limitations of yourself!

You must demand respect, if you believe you are to be respected.  That’s how you see yourself in that light. Then you too can sing like the late Aretha Franklin, R.E.S.P.E.C.T…if you respect yourself, other will have to follow and respect you!

Its time to get onboard with Jesus Christ our Lord and know that he thinks the world of you and that’s why he laid down his life for you.  He wants you to think of yourself as a royal priesthood and a holy nation. He wants you to think of yourself as the King’s Kid. He wants you to think of yourself as the anointed of the Lord, with favor from God himself. He wants you to think of yourself as a son of God and a joint heir of Jesus Christ our Lord.

Do not accept negativity not another day. Look unto the Lord the author and finisher of your faith. What he thinks is the only one that really matters. You cannot please everyone, but you can please one, and that one is God!

Look within yourself and tell yourself what you think of you…

If you do not have a blessed and powerful vision of yourself…get one! See yourself achieving, see yourself living for the Lord, see yourself as having the devil under your feet! See yourself as the man or woman of God that he has made you!


Proverbs 29:18

18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

Haggai 1:7-8

Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Consider your ways.

Go up to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the Lord.


Get a vision of power, prosperity and peace, and build your temple of the Lord (your body) to be one that will glorify him every day in all that you allow yourself to do before him.

Get into the Word of God and allow it to reshape, restore and redirect your life. Do not allow people to define you or your family in all you do.  You can defeat the giants in your life by seeing yourself as bigger and stronger and much wiser than they are. In Christ you can do all things, through Him that strengthens you.


Pastor Pettus