Saturday, May 26, 2007

~ Controlling Your Thoughts About Yourself ~

Todays Topic: Control Your Thoughts About Yourself
Verse(s): Ephesians 2:10
Devotional:Winners control their thoughts about themselves instead of allowing their thoughts to control them. Winners focus on what the Word says instead of what others say. Winners are not afraid to boldly declare who they are and what they are according to the Word of God even if some people don’t agree with them. Your attitude about yourself can either make you or break you. “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 2:5“Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself.” (The Message Bible)Can you imagine Jesus thinking negative thoughts about Himself? It’s time to start rejecting any thought that is contrary to God’s Word. It’s a lie from the devil. Don’t let your thoughts demoralize you. Think on things that agree with what God says about you. “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus . . .” Ephesians 2:10Don’t ever forget who made you. God made you. Quit putting yourself down. God sees you as unique. Just like there are not two snowflakes exactly alike, there are no two human beings exactly alike. My fingerprints and yours don’t even match. There is no one else quite like you. If you never learn to see yourself the way God sees you, then Satan will torment your mind with insecurities and low self-esteem which will ultimately affect every area of your life.Many times, you will find in Paul’s writings the phrase “in him,” “in whom,” and “in Christ”. It is essential that you and I know who we are in Christ. In Christ, you are valuable. In Christ, you are precious. In Christ, you are special. In Christ, you are significant. Don’t accept anyone belittling you. You’re not that insignificant person that perhaps you’ve been told you were all your life.When you believe what the Word says and make it final authority, then you’ll begin to walk in a greater level of freedom than you’ve ever known in your life. When you learn who you are in Christ, then winning becomes your way of life. Losing becomes a thing of the past.--------------------"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?"
Devotional~Unknown author
~ I really enjoyed this devotional and I hope it is a blessing to you as well.


Espresso Girlie said...

This really spoke to my heart. Thank you for sharing this wonderful devotional.

fairmaiden said...

This is so important...knowing what our Beloved Lord thinks about us...who we are to Him. Knowing that His thoughts towards us are always happy, good, pure, loving and simply that He delights in us!!! He is ravished with just one glance that we direct His way.