Sunday, January 07, 2007

Everything We Need

"His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness." (2 Peter 2:13)

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. (2 Corinthians 9:8)

I firmly believe that we have everything we need to succeed in life.

"Succeed" in the sense of overcoming our battles and not in the worldly sense.

First, ask yourself:

  1. What problem is there that God cannot solve?

  2. What sin is there that Christ's blood cannot wash away?

Sure, you may be bankrupt, but you can pick yourself up and start anew. You can learn from your mistakes and get a job, save up money, start another business idea and grow it.

Sure, you may not have any girlfriends, but you can pick yourself up, learn from your mistakes, learn to groom yourself, practise social skills, meet more and more people and you should be able to find someone in 6 months.

It may sound insensitive or callous for me to write this, especially for those who are going through pain. And it is painful, but it's a spiritual battle that we are dealing with here. We are battling the deep seated programming and negative thoughts planted in our minds through insensitive remarks, envious barbs, unintentional wordings or misinterpretations.

It seems we are more inclined to believe negative thoughts than positive ones.

If someone said that you are Gods greatest masterpiece, wonderfully and fearfully made, saints because we are washed by the blood of the Lamb, filled with power and authority to overcome all the fiery darts of the evil one. Do we really believe that? Would we act and speak like the prince and princesses that we truly are, the sons of Adam and daughters of Eve that are destined to sit on the thrones prepared in advance for us?

Yet we more readily believe and entertain thoughts that claim we are idiots, useless, good for nothing, lousy, incompetent, lazy, or countless other negative things that come into our mind.

Let's think of things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy. Lets set our minds on things above and not earthly things...

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