Society has placed many demands on men over the years. We expect him to be the romantic lover, outstanding husband, successful businessman, thoughtful, intuitive, and caring and yet be a man of steel feeling no pain in the face of adversity and ridicule. But God, his Maker, defines his identity, not man nor woman.
This reading plan consists of four days of prophetic declarations to remind men of their true identity. As you read them, bring your mind, words, and actions in agreement with God's word concerning you. Be encouraged and empowered to overcome every obstacle in your way.
I was created in the image and likeness of God and restored to my original position of sonship through Christ. It is not by coincidence that I am here on this earth. I am purposeful. I am a son of the Most High God, and I follow wherever his Spirit leads. He has placed gifts and talents within me, and he has anointed me to carry out his mandate on my life. I am convinced that my God has already put the right people in place to help me carry out the works he has called me to perform. Because the Lord is with me, no evil will triumph over me. I will advance his Kingdom boldly and courageously. Every place that the soles of my feet tread on, I claim for the Kingdom of God. In the name of Jesus, I declare that I know I will have "good" success as I meditate on His Word. Everything I put my hands to do will succeed. As a father, priest, visionary in my home, I will set an example for my children to follow. God anoints me, and he has already gone before me and clears my path. I am not alone; the Spirit of the Lord lives in me. He has assigned angels to minister to me. The Spirit and the Son intercede for me. My Father has already sanctioned me for victory; therefore, I approach my days without fear. I am blessed and not cursed. I declare that every wall that stands in my way is coming down in Jesus' name. Every door that God has opened for me, I will walkthrough. I am a blessing and positioned to be a blessing to others. I am God's masterpiece. I am not an ordinary man. I am not who society says I am, but I am who God says I am. I am a "GOOD" man.
In Christ, I am made new. I am not a slave to my past. I am not a victim of my circumstances nor a product of society's idea of manhood. The blood of the Lamb washes me, so I refuse to live in condemnation. The Lord has called me by my name, and he says I belong to him. I am not worthless, but I am valuable because the precious blood of the Only Begotten Son ransomed me. I am free to live, free to fulfill the plans of God for me on the earth. My past does not define me, nor does it determine my future. God is my destiny maker. I am a winner and not a loser, regardless of what society says. Regardless of the circumstances around my conception, God ordained me to be born. I declare that I will not walk in my forefathers' footsteps while I live, but I will follow the example Christ set for me. The Spirit of the uncontainable God lives in me, and he makes me BORDERLESS. I refuse to settle for less than God's best for me. I reject the sins, sicknesses, and curses associated with my natural bloodline in the name of Jesus. My blood type is now J-E-S-U-S, and I belong to the family of God. As I walk in the ways of the Lord, I will raise the standard of living for men to see that REAL MEN SERVE GOD.
Greater is the one who lives in me than he who is in the world. I will not be afraid of the challenges that arise against me. The Lord is my Rock, my Fortress, my Shield, my Strength, my Everything. The Lord of Host fights my battles. Evey Goliath that threatens my family and me must fall in the name of Jesus. I will seek the Lord for his will concerning my family, and where he leads, we will follow. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Like David, I am not ashamed to express my love and thanksgiving to the Lord. I will worship him with all I am and all I have. As a part of the body of Christ, I am the bride of Christ, and I am not ashamed to express my love and adoration for him. I will set the tone for worship and the fear of the Lord in my home. I am a man of integrity; I choose to worship the Father in Spirit and Truth.
Lord, I surrender my all to you. Thank you for choosing me to know you. Thank you for accepting me into your family. I am yours to do with as you choose. Father shape and fashion me according to your design and desire. I am not afraid to be vulnerable and pliable in your hands. All my dreams, desires, plans, and accomplishments I lay before you. I present my whole life to you. Father, I decrease so you can increase in me. My body is your temple; Holy Spirit, live your life through me. Thank you for accepting me. Thank you for making me your son.
I do not belong to myself, but I belong to Jesus. He has delivered me from the curse of the law through his finished work on the cross. He is my Lord and King. He has empowered me to live a more abundant life. Because of Jesus:
- I am saved
- I have hope and a future
- I am delivered from sin and death
- I am healed
- I am whole
- I am positioned in heavenly places with him
- I have been given power over all the powers of the enemy, and nothing shall injure me
- I am authorized to make disciples of nations
- I am empowered to cast out devils, lay hands on the sick, and they will recover, I will take up serpents, and if I drink anything deadly, it will not harm me.
- My Father accepts me
- I am a king and priest with Christ
- I am a son of God
- I have the keys of the Kingdom
- It pleased the Father to give me the Kingdom
- I have the Spirit of Truth living in me, and he is leading me into all Truth
- I have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places
I am who I am because of Jesus Christ, and I wholeheartedly embrace my identity in him. I have the mind of Christ. Therefore, I will express his very nature and nature on the earth. I live to carry out the will of the Father all the days of my life.