Who are you listening to? Listen to GOD’s truth, not the devil’s lie.
A few days back on a weekday I suddenly started feeling very down, and before I knew it I was getting all sorts of negative feelings about myself. At the end of the day I had all kinds of negative thoughts- that I was not good enough, I was a failure etc etc.
Although I read through the below verses during my personal devotion, I just missed out on confessing them or meditating on them.
Psalms 139 : 16-18 in Passion Translation-
16 You saw who you created me to be before I became me![g]
Before I’d ever seen the light of day,
the number of days you planned for me
were already recorded in your book.[h]
17–18 Every single moment you are thinking of me!
How precious and wonderful to consider
that you cherish me constantly in your every thought!
O God, your desires toward me are more
than the grains of sand on every shore!
When I awake each morning, you’re still with me.
That evening as I sat down for our family prayer the HOLY SPIRIT reminded me of these verses and spoke to me about how I had allowed the lies of the enemy to put me down. HE lifted off the burden from me and made me realize how much HE would love me, with all my flaws and failures to think about me constantly in HIS thoughts. HIS desires toward me are more than the grains of sand on every shore. In fact, every time HE sees me, HE sees me as HIS finished Masterpiece rather than the mess that I am now.
This particular incident made me wonder how many times do we believe the lie of the enemy over our lives, education, career, relationship, children, job, finances, health etc.
Do we confess GOD’s word over the lies spoken against us or do we settle with the lie of the enemy?
Today I encourage you to tune yourself to listening to GOD’s voice through HIS Word and through HIS HOLY SPIRIT and shutting down the enemy. One of the best ways you can overcome those negative thoughts or words spoken against you is through the Word of GOD. Start confessing GOD’s Word out loud, and let the enemy hear the truth and make for a run.
Study the Bible not just read it, apply it to your day to day life.
If you have a check in your name for a huge sum of money and you never deposit it and continue to still live in poverty, that’s exactly how it is to have the Bible or even to read the Bible and not apply it.
Let’s start studying and applying GOD’s Word today!!!