Thursday, March 29, 2012

Look Closely....

     I am so thankful to be able to be writing again on my blog. I have missed it immensely! The subject I am so extremely passionate about and want to encourage you with today is on LIES we are believing. Do you ever catch yourself listening to your own self talk and what goes on in your head? Do you believe every thought or take it "captive" like the Bible says in
2 Corinthians 10:5 "We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ."        
     This is saying, anything that goes against the KNOWLEDGE of GOD (His Word) we are to take that thought and for example (if the thought is "you will never measure up"-compare that with God's Word which says, "The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;" Lamentations 3:25)
So, all you have to do is put your HOPE in Jesus Christ and seek Him and The Lord will be good to you! Which means, if you can measure up to God, what else is there that you have to be concerned about!?
     I struggled many, many years with believing that this was not TRUE. I was trying to please people instead of God. I allowed others and their actions to manipulate how I felt or acted. It was like being tossed back and forth by the waves of an ocean. I was not CLEAR on what or who I was...My purpose was grounded in whoever's purpose I was around. I didn't TRUST what God's Word said and definitely wasn't GROUNDED in that!
     All I can say is it is a good thing to realize that we have AUTHORITY in Jesus Name!!! There is NO other name on heaven or on earth that we can be saved. (Acts 4:12)  So why do we look to anything other than Him to give us what we need or desire?!
     Who are YOU looking too today? What are you looking for? Appreciation, Respect, Power or Prestige, Admiration, , Understanding, Promotion, Honesty???  Can someone give that to you in the exact measure that you need it? Will it be enough? Are you ever content?
     IF you are lacking in any way-SEEK the One who made you....If you are sincere and humble yourself before Him-He will hear you and do AMAZING things that you could never imagine!
     Simple & TRUE....HIS Word is where you will find the truth to combat ANY and EVERY lie. When you are desperate enough.....That is when you will find him, my friend!