The truth is, we are all facing some frightening and unpredictable times. Our world has been rocked by fear and economic uncertainty. Fear has been let loose in the land and people are starting to panic.

It’s no wonder that stress is at an all time high. With losing loved ones to Covid-19, little job security, living in isolation and being bombarded by news with more tragedies, uncertainties and more losses to come, how do we even breathe?

This world is definitely in a crisis and from all of the predictions, we are going to be dealing with this for a long time. At least this is what’s being told to us.

But consider this truth. When an infectious idea begins to spread, it changes our behavior and our beliefs when a critical mass number of people adapt it. I see this happening in the world where we have started to believe more in the doom and gloom, in a dim future and the unthinkable predictions that we hear daily. And while we should pay attention to the warnings and safe guard ourselves, we cannot allow these fearful statements to change who we are. 

It’s been said that we become what we believe and what we believe dictates our thoughts, conversations, choices, decisions and behaviors. It becomes our new identity and identity dictates everything in our lives.

What we are witnessing in our midst is a sheer case of “Identity Theft.”  We have allowed the 24/7 news cycles, social media and voices to bombard our minds and steal the truth of who we are and what’s really possible for us. When this happens, we forget how powerful we are.

When this infectious idea begins to spread, it changes us and we become the very thing we fear…fearful! We cannot allow this to happen. Because our future depends on us. What’s happening in our world should shift us, expand us and make us better. And it should not take away our ability to be the powerful and amazing people we STILL are.

As we give up our true identity and begin to believe in a world that’s only filled with fear, pain and doubt, we relinquish our power, we panic and take on a false and mistaken identity. When this happens, we all lose. And we cannot allow this to happen.

Because the truth is, we are resilient people. We are people of power, purpose, truth and amazing strength. And regardless of what’s going on around us, we know how to fight, how to shift, how to pivot, how to reset, how to stand and how to WIN! 

That’s who we are. We are not subject to anything, but to the POWER that lives on the inside of us. God created us to be more than conquerers, to rise up and to thrive. We cannot allow the outside negative noise to take away our true identity of people who were born to win, born to prosper, born to rise. 

“You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9).

Covide 19 is real, but so is the Power of God to transcend time and space, to heal and to help us to flourish beyond these arising times. One thing that remains constant is our ability to stand tall in the face of this invisible enemy and declare that we are bigger than it…and together we will stand in our truth of who we are and in our infinite brilliance and possibility.

Take precaution and prepare when you go out like wearing your mask, social distancing and washing your hands. These are things we must do in the world right now. But doing these things should NEVER diminish or change WHO you are.

The airways are embedded with news and noise. Choose what you take in that will help you to navigate this new world. But throw away that which is trying to convince you that you are something other than WHO you really are.

Don’t you dare give up. Do not let this crisis steal your identity.  Don’t you dare relinquish your truth, your power, your dreams, your ideas and your trust in God to get us through this…That’s who we are.  Believe in the promises of God. Believe in the truth of who you are and what’s possible for your life.

We have been challenged with a case of Identity Theft and Mistaken Identity. Now it’s time to REMEMBER WHO YOU ARE…join me today as we all embark up our GREAT REMEMBERING. Be at ease in your strength and at rest in your POWER. Now ROAR!