“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God!”
1 John 3:1a (NKJV)

If you’ve been around the church long, you have heard that you are a child of God. It has become a common saying; so much so that it is easy to overlook the value of taking your place as a daughter of God.

As I was considering why this was important, I heard God whisper, “Because when you take your place as My daughter, it is game over for the devil.”

The devil loves to play mind games. Uninvited, he takes a seat and begins to deal his hand.

“You are too introverted or too boisterous, too young or too old, it’s too early or it’s too late, you’re too much of this or too little of that, or maybe you’re just too far gone.”

When the devil starts attacking who you are, proclaim, “I am a daughter of God!”

Our Father is the creator of the universe. He made everything we see and don’t see. That includes you and me.

Stamped on our souls are the words “Made in God’s image.”

The only thing we are is too good to play the devil’s games.
Game Over, devil.

But our adversary doesn’t give up so easily. He begins playing his next hand by telling us what we lack.

“You’re not smart enough, not pretty enough, not tough enough, not brave enough, not popular enough, not good enough, you don’t have enough, can’t get enough, you just aren’t enough.”

In the face of our obstacles, we can play our daughter of God card and remember that our Father is Jehovah Jirah, God our provider.

He gives us everything we need when we need it. As His daughters, we have enough resources, guidance, help, and wisdom to the do whatever He’s called us to do. 

We are enough because we are His.

Game Over, devil.

Now the devil gets mad and gets mean. He aims for our hearts.

“You are unloved and unlovable, unwanted, unaccepted, uninvited, unable, unliked, unknown, and maybe even unnecessary.”

As he attacks our deepest insecurities and greatest fears, with tears in our eyes, we can say, “I am a daughter of God.”

And our Father will wrap His arms around us and remind us that we are His adopted daughters.

He chose us, chased after us, and sacrificed all He had to bring us into His family. 

God looks us at and says, “She is MINE!” 

Game Over, devil.

As you can guess, the devil has one more hand to play. And this is a good one because now he’s tipped his poison with truth.

“You are proud, lazy, greedy, selfish, arrogant, entitled, you have unconfessed sin, you harbor unforgiveness against others, you are rebellious.”

As you reach for your daughter of God card, he whispers one last thing, “With all these failures and flaws, your Father must be so ashamed of you.”

Your hand shakes and you are tempted to fold and walk away. How could it not be true?

Daughter, the harder the devil tries to keep you from playing your card, the more important it is that you play it anyway. Don’t let the tears stop you. Play that Daughter of God card.

And your Father will step in and remind you that while the devil is your accuser, God is your Father. And He is the only one who has the right to discipline, correct, and judge you.

His discipline is always wrapped in mercy and grace. His correction will always set you on the right path. And his judgment? It is real. But He is a good, good Father, and He doesn’t let His daughters fight alone.

He looked and saw that we were too weak to bear the burden of His judgment. So, he laid it upon the shoulders of another.

He saw that we didn’t have enough to pay the debt we owed, so He paid it himself.

He saw that we were unrighteous, and, therefore, unworthy to enter His presence and decided that was unacceptable, so He shed His own blood and covered us in His righteousness.

Then He gathered up all our sins and carried them into the grave.

And when Jesus rose from the tomb, he was victorious over sin, death, and all the devil’s schemes.

He now lifts us up as forgiven daughters of God.

Game Over, devil

Ladies, it is time that we take our places as daughters of God. Let this become the core of your identity and allow it to take root deep in your soul. Because when we take our places as daughters of God it’s game over for the devil. Every. Single. Time.

Father, thank You for being our Good Father who stacks the deck in our favor and comes to our rescue. Help us to embrace the truth of who we are as Your daughters. Show us how to live in ways that honor You. And remind us what it means to be a Daughter of God when the devil begins whispering lies. You are our Father, our God, our Savior. In You we have the victory every single time. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Daughter of God, you will find wholeness in Christ.


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