Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Don't Listen To The Committee

by Donna L. Watkins

© 2006 Donna L. Watkins - Wren Fledgling
Many times are recorded in the Bible when Jesus said, "Believe." His instructions to receive were very simple. Only believe! Getting to that place is a challenge since we have been programmed to believe many things that are contrary to what the Bible tells us.

One of the devotionals I read in the mornings mentioned "The Committee" in reference to believing. Believing what the Bible says can move us forward in life and onward to great things and many blessings of which peace and joy are main ingredients. I'm coming to a point where I am certain that what we believe determines what we experience in life. There is no difference between men. God is no respecter of persons ... we all have the same shot at it. It may be a more difficult climb for many than it is for others, but God has no step-children. We are all favorite sons and daughters.

We must focus on that. We are God's favored child! Don't listen to "The Committee" that will tell you otherwise.

The Committee is in your head and it can hold you back. These are the old voices of the past that tell you you're not able or not worthy. They tell you that you can't do it, you can't be it, and you can't have it. Life's blessings are for others, but not for you.

Don't you believe it!

God is for you! Romans 8:31-32 says, "If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all - how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?"

He who is for you, God, the Creator of the Universe, is a million times greater than all who can be against you.

Who is against you? Is it yourself? You are the one who can change your life. The opportunities are endless. Healing is available. But you can't continually speak death over your today and your future and expect good things to come to life. You won't see good when your mind is filled with evil, judging thoughts.

Stop trying to be like others!

You were created for a purpose fit to your own natural skills. You came pre-cut to fit a particular slot in this world that nobody else can fill. You may be looking far and wide for your purpose in life when it may be right under your nose. It's those things that come easy to you. God gave your natural talents and skills that will help and serve others as you serve Him by being who He designed you to be.

Leave your weaknesses behind and stop focusing on them. We all have weak areas, but we were designed to operate in our strengths. Don't let old messages continue to play in your mind to make you think you are supposed to be like somebody else. When God said, "my yoke is easy," He meant it. You can walk through life successful by being who you are!

What makes you laugh and feel good? I'm not talking about escape mechanisms we entertain ourselves with like eating and shopping. What do you do daily that brings a smile to other people's faces? Walk in that. Capitalize in that. Don't try to be what you are not. Don't let "The Committee" give you your life's agenda. Look at how God made you and live in it.

Life is a lot simpler than we think ... it's too easy for us to believe it's true. If you're surrounded by people who want you to be somebody you are not ... and they aren't enjoying who you are .... find some others who believe in themselves and add them to your life. Focus on your strengths and natural abilities and find ways to use them and enjoy them.

Overcome "The Committee" with the power of the Word about who you are! Believe that God loves you. Perfect love drives out fear. Read, study and let IJohn 4 permeate your beliefs.

Father, I choose to believe that You love me. I ask You to forgive me for wrong thinking. Help me to replace my wrong thoughts with Your thoughts. Show me in Your Word who You are and how much You love me. Please send the Holy Spirit to remind me of Your love. Show me the way out of my wrong beliefs and into a realm of new friends that I will attract because of my change in thoughts. Thank you for showing Your love to me by sending Your Son to die for me. The Cross is an image of Your love for me, for mankind. I am worthy, just as the prodigal son was always worthy in his father's eyes. Thank you for loving me. Amen

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