(something else that I wrote a while ago but is still relevant today)
I hope that what I’m about to say does not fall on deaf ears.
How big are your giants? You know, when there doesn’t seem to be a way, that’s when God will make a way. Take a look at David & Goliath in 1 Samuel 17. Now Goliath was a giant by any standard (9 ft tall!!!!) Instead of focusing on the seemingly obvious, David, who had just a sling and a stone, basically told the cowardly Israelites to sit back and get ready for a great show (17:32-37) See, he stopped looking at how big the giant was and instead focused on how big the Lord truly is.
I guess what I’m saying is that your life will follow your thought patterns. Being negative is like going upstream in a strong current. It will always be a struggle. Colossians 3:2 says to set your mind on things above. It’s not the circumstances but rather our attitude towards them that gets us down. Daily we choose our attitude. When you get up is it “Good Morning Lord” or “Oh Lord it’s morning”?
Because of your past, you have developed a negative habit. Conquered instead of conquerer. Victim instead of victor. Instead of choosing to be the head, you’ve grabbed the tail and hope that you can hang on.
You can’t stop these negative thoughts but you can choose to not dwell on them. Satan’s gateway is through your mind. Do you focus on the problem or the possibilities? We attract what we constantly focus on. Our thoughts are very powerful. If you’re constantly focusing on how much of a failure you think you are then it will color your speech and your actions. People around you will start to agree. Basically you set yourself up for failure. If you expect to fail then you will. It’s what you know so you won’t be disappointed. And this, in turn, reinforces the thought pattern. It becomes a vicious cycle.
I’m not saying to ignore or deny things. Not in the least. But I am saying that overcoming is a choice. If we don’t choose then Satan will choose for us. If you constantly dwell on this then it will become a movie in your mind.
Matthew 9:27-29 is where Jesus heals the blind man. Jesus specifically asks the blind man if he believes. He questions the blind man’s focus. His faith.
2Timothy 1:7 talks about how the Lord did NOT give us a spirit of fear or timidness but one of power, love and self-discipline. Self-discipline. A choice.
Job 3:25 is great example of focusing on fears instead of the Lord. What Job feared most happened.
The Lord will meet you at the level of your expectations. Quit expecting to be overcome and become an overcomer. And realize this……
When waiting on God to move know that sometimes He’s waiting on us to move first.
It’s up to you. Do you choose to stay drowning in the water or do you want to learn to swim? Do you choose to stay seated while life goes by or do you choose to learn to walk?