Monday, August 2, 2010


Something Pastor Dale says frequently has been hanging on me the past couple of days. When we tell our kids negative things like ," you won't amount to anything" then in fact we are setting them up for exactly that. I'm completly paraphrasing here. However what has stuck with me more is a message on discouragement by Charles Stanley.( once again paraphrasing to explain what God spoke over my life).
We do the same things to ourselves. We think we are saving ourselves from being disappointed, but in reality we are discouraging ourselves.
" I won't get the job, I'm not qualified enough."
" What can happen now?"
" He/she is to good for me."
" I don't deserve this."

The list could go on and on. In my life I had a motto to expect the worse and be suprised over the best. This was me keeping myself from disappointments. Boy was I wrong. If we continue to keep our minds in the negative then it will manifest in our lives. When we accept Christ he changes our hearts and our minds. Some people feel this instantly and others it takes a while. Personally I got it instantly but as life events occurred and I grew further away from God in my walk self took over "protecting" and my mind once again became filled with negative. The enemy had snuck in when I wasn't paying attention. Honestly at the time I didn't care. I was saved, new I was saved, and that's all that mattered right? Ouch... yes I once felt that way... Thank God He had mercy on me, that He loved me and believed in me enough to show me the error of my ways. To fill my heart and make his PRESENCE be known to me in my life.

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