Just because we can do something doesn’t mean we should.  Romans 12:2 says, “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.  Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.”  A couple of Sundays ago, our Pastor said something that is so true: If we are not different at all, then we probably don’t know Jesus at all.  In a world full of illusions, it is easy to go through life with our Sunday faces on while we put on a façade to those around us.   Jesus sees our hearts and He knows the pain we live with when you are not being true to ourselves.

Our past is our past and today is a new day and if we are to gain a healthy perspective, we have to reprogram our minds to believe this.  Even when the enemy or the world is telling us that we don’t have what it takes, we must believe that with God all things are possible and that if God is for us, there is nothing and no one that can stand against us.  There is no weapon formed against us that can prosper, so when thoughts of fear or failure began to cloud our mind, we must not dwell on the lies and deception of the enemy.  Instead, we must declare our trust and faith in God and believe that in all things, God is fighting all of our battles for us.

To live in victory, we have to know who and what to ignore in our daily lives.  Life is full of distractions meant only to stop us from fulfilling our God-given destiny.  There is no need to engage in every battle we come across because we already are engulfed in conflicts that don’t even matter.  We care so much what others think of us that we buys things we can’t afford with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t even like.  God must be our only source; He alone has equipped and empowered us with everything we could ever need.  I encourage you to begin trusting in Him for all your needs because His promises are everlasting and His word is eternal.


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