As newborn babies, desire the sincere milk of the Word, so that you may grow up in your salvation. I Peter 1:8
Morning Prayer, Friday, July 23, 2021 - WORD(S) OF THE DAY: WHAT YOU THINK ABOUT ME MATTERS, BUT . . .
Father God, please help me to love me, encourage me and be empowered to be the best of me, not because of what men think but because of what You say. Amen
"We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ. I Corinthians 3:5
“Stop allowing other people to hijack your life by what they think you should do or who they think you should be." The concern should never be about what men think about you. If you let people dictate your life, you may find yourself constantly seeking approval from men. People can only give you an opinion about what they think. What you think about me is not the gospel unless I believe it. We give people too much credence into who we should be and how we should think or live our lives. If someone doesn’t like you, and you have not done anything to cause that behavior in them, don’t let it drive you. I'm so focused on the fact that you don’t like me, I can’t live my best life. Purge thoughts of “I wonder why they don’t like me,” out of your mind. It will destroy your efforts to succeed in this life. It will take your focus away from the things that make you happy or the goals you set for your life. People cannot make you happy and if they don't like you, pray for them and move on. The devil wants you to do focus your attention on that. He would be as happy as a peacock that you allowed other folk to dictate how high your happiness meter can go. That power was given to you. God created you with a plan. It is a good plan. The plan gets altered when we look to men to guide us, love us, or tell us how or who we can be in this life. Don’t do that. Be your own beautiful you. You are unique and strong. God made you that way. Don’t EVER let anyone take that away from you.
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"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.." John 3:16