It’s been awhile. God really put on my heart to just write those things that He gives me and not just for the sake of writing anymore. I want to start by asking two questions:
Do you see you as God sees you?
Do you know who you are in Christ?
Maybe it is time to realize the strength and power we have in our words.
God keeps reminding me of His verse, let this mind be in You.
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus - Philippians 2:5
At times I see those walking in uncertainty; walking in fear and doubt. When I hear these things, I just want to shout:
We are the head and not the tale. - Deuteronomy 28:13
Above only and not beneath. - Deuteronomy 28:13
Greater is He that is in me then he that is in the world. - 1 John 4:4
That He shall supply all my need. - Philippians 4:19
You are the peace that passes all understanding - Philippians 4:7
But, you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood. - 1 Peter 2:9
Reminding myself, also.
When a question is asked, “Can you believe God wants abundance in your life?” Without a shadow of a doubt, I know He does because his Word says so.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think, according to the power that worth in us. - Ephesians 3:20
Do I doubt sometimes when maybe something bad happens or doubt creeps in, Yes. I’m flesh. But then God reminds me
O, you of little faith - Matthew 14:31
No weapon formed against me shall prosper. - Isaiah 54:17
Its time to stop quietly just saying, “Yeah, I know” as we gently nod our head.
Its time to rise up as He so boldly told Joshua, Jeremiah, and David. We need to rise up and take captive our thoughts. Use what God has given us as a Sword to fight. Fight what our flesh wants us to believe in. Its time to slice our flesh up and throw it down the garbage disposal. Because, that’s what it is, garbage!
For some it may not be that easy. I ask you, why not? You believe God and His Word don’t you? Yes, but sometimes the problem seems more than I can handle.
Well, two things:
Give it to God and trust Him with the outcome.
Maybe you’ve been hurt and you can’t move past where you are. Then its time to overcome. Its time to give the hurt to God. Watch him show you how to pray for those that have hurt you; those that have said mean and ugly things. Those that took innocence away from you. Maybe you were divorced or someone left you, then its time to overcome so that you can go forward. Maybe you have experienced rejection, abandonment or abuse from childhood forming the attitude of "I am no value," "I don't measure up," "I am unlovable." It is time to move from believing those words to believing the True Word and what He says about you.
Get your heart healed. Get your wounds restored. Get a mentor or a friend that you trust to pray with you, and for you. The important thing is to work on you — first.
You can’t move forward until you have been set free. You can’t sweep things under the rug, as maybe the ones that made those of us victims want, but we can build ourselves up with His Word.
We must understand He is the Author and the Finisher of our faith (Hebrews 12:2). We may see the book of our lives, and wow, we have some ugly chapters written, but God isn’t finished with you. As long as you have breath, you must get to a place, that what the enemy meant for evil God will turn it over for good (Genesis 50:20).
Make yourself dangerous!
God is not done with you. Maybe you are at the “turnover” phase. It’s uncomfortable, it makes you feel ashamed or upset. Maybe your turnover is the uncertainty of tomorrow because health has you down. No matter what your turnover is; your turnover is that place to overcome. Your turnover is what separates you from moving beyond so that you can move forward. Your turnover is a place of, wherever that is, laying it down at the altar.
So, three things:
- Lay it down
- Pray the Word
- Realize the power in you of His word
Maybe it won’t take me this long to write again. Ha! (Eyes looking up)