What Do You Say to Yourself When You Look In the Mirror??
Some days I get up speaking Life and positive encouragement to myself. It’s on those days that I know I can conquer the world…that I can chase my dreams down and catch them…that things I want to accomplish in life are going to happen! It’s in those moments that my future self — the one I am striving to become — is cheering me on and I’m listening to her.
There are other days that I get up and the negative voices are the ones that I hear the loudest. That’s the voice of my enemy…the accuser…the condemner… who suggests to me that I’m not enough….that I can’t become who I know I am destined to be because of some “weakness” or some “flaw”…that I should just give up on my dreams because they’re crazy anyway….It’s on those days that I have to look in the mirror and do what Paul said he had to do — encourage myself in the Lord. You see without Him in my life, the negative voices would be my reality.
But with Him all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).When I put my trust in Him, I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength (Phil 4:13).I also know that He has equipped me through His Word for every good work (2 Tim 3:17)and that He will complete everything He began in me (Phil 1:6).I have to know that I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14)and that I have been created for such a time as this (Esther 4:14).As long as I delight myself in Him and commit my way to Him, He will give me the desires of my heart (Psalm 37:4-5).
You see the enemy wants to distract us with His lies until we believe them. Once we believe them, He steals our peace and our confidence. Then he seeks to destroy us and kill our relationship with the Father. We have to recognize those negative voices and whom they originated from and then defeat those with the truth of God’s Word. It isn’t easy, but the fight will never be easy when it is something worth fighting for. I am worth fighting for!!
The biggest battle we will ever fight begins in our thoughts. If we can win that battle, everything else will fall into place. Pick up your sword and fight the thought patterns and lies the enemy presents to you!!