we have a choice to make…
It’s our choice to be:
Happy or Sad
Depressed or Excited
Offended or Forgiving
Hateful or Loving
Depressed or Joyful
Conflicted or Peaceful
Impatient or Patient
Mean or Kind
Wicked or Good
Unfaithful or Faithful
Deuteronomy 11:26 “Look! I am giving you a choice between a blessing and a curse.”
Deuteronomy 30:19 “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!”
It all depends on how you CHOOSE to live your life. You can spend your days by:
Making the most of your time in a positive manner or
Waste it being negative.
There is so much God has given us but we don’t see it. We haven’t received it because the enemy keeps stealing it or we just keep handing it right over to him. We MUST stop letting the enemy steal our blessings!
What are God’s blessings? I’m glad you asked!
Read Deuteronomy 7:12-15, Deuteronomy 28:1-14, Psalms 91
It’s not about being perfect for God so that we can attain His blessings, it’s about trusting that He has already given us all of them! We’ve already got it but we have to realize it and take ownership.
We are the ones who open the door for the enemy to come in a steal them from us.
When anger is knocking – allow the peace God has given you to answer the door.
When depression is trying to come in – allow the joy that we are filled with to keep it out.
When offense tries to come in – choose NOT to bring the old man back to life
When doubt shows up at the door – choose to trust God and all that He has done for you.
When fear tries to sneak in – choose to believe God’s word that says He will protect you.
When sickness comes around – choose to tell it where it can go!
When pride calls – humble yourself by not answering
You always have a choice.
God’s word is truth – God’s word will always shut the door on anger, depression, offense, doubt, fear, sickness, poverty, guilt, sadness, etc.
Do not allow the enemy to enter in with these things. KNOW your blessings instead. Know the truth and set your heart and mind on these things. Think on them. Know who you are in Christ. You are the righteousness of Christ and th enemy DOES NOT want you to know that. Because he knows You WILL BE unstoppable – fully of joy, peace, love unwavering in your faith – pouring out an immense amount of pleasure and hope into everyone you meet. So full of life that it’s contagious! Isn’t that where you want to be? You CAN!
Choose to deny your fleshly emotions and desires to get offended, to be filled with grief or sadness to be depressed or angry or upset. Even when everything around you says “it’s okay – you deserve to feel this way!” – Don’t give in to that! First of all it’s a lie from the pit of hell! It’s a lie that is trying to steal your blessings. If the enemy/the world can make you believe you’re a victim – that’s what you will remain. But you are not a victim, you are a victorious righteous son/daughter of the King of Kings and have inherited RIGHT NOW everything God has! You must believe that we are not of this world.
We have to take off the blinders – renew our minds to the things of God. Let go of baggage we were never meant to carry. Get a hold of His truth and don’t give into negative emotions and you will see the overcomer you are!
17 With the Lord’s authority I say this: Live no longer as the Gentiles do, for they are hopelessly confused. 18 Their minds are full of darkness; they wander far from the life God gives because they have closed their minds and hardened their hearts against him. 19 They have no sense of shame. They live for lustful pleasure and eagerly practice every kind of impurity. 20 But that isn’t what you learned about Christ. 21 Since you have heard about Jesus and have learned the truth that comes from him, 22 throw off your old sinful nature and your former way of life, which is corrupted by lust and deception. 23 Instead, let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. 24 Put on your new nature, created to be like God—truly righteous and holy.
Our goal is not to try and BECOME people of righteousness – our goal is to REALIZE we already are!
The Proverbs 31 Lady was more than likely self-educated. She knew who she was in the eyes of her Lord therefor she was able to accomplish much. We MUST know this too! THEN…..we will make a positive impact on ALL of those around us.
Philippians 4:8 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9 Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.
Few quotes to ponder on…
“It’s really this simple….you either believe it or you don’t.”
”You will be content with discontent if you don’t uncover the truth of God’s word.”
“We can not agree with the enemy. Don’t agree with what LOOKS LIKE reality.”
I was talking to God about all of the fake “reality” out there and He said, “My Word is the only true reality”.