Most of the time the reason we speak curses over ourselves, and situations is because the way we “see” “view” and “perceive” the world around us impacts the way we speak about it. When we align our thoughts and words to the truth of God’s word then we truly will see our lives begin to change.
Recently I ran across a video I thought was such a great example of what I am talking about in this devotional. Please ignore the political figure and do not get sidetracked. Just listen to the principle that is conveyed in the video. It is a short video.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
When we look around our world, we can see our situations and challenges with eyes of distrust, negativity and we can feel powerless. But when we take power over our mind and let the Word of God renew it, we look at the world around us with the eyes of Christ. We look with hope, compassion, empathy and love. One of my favorite sayings is “Obstacles are only opportunities in work clothes”. It is only a matter of how we choose to perceive them. Every obstacle presents us an opportunity. We must have eyes that choose to see opportunity instead of obstacles.
But how do we renew our minds? The world has an enemy, and that enemy wants us to see nothing but despair, depression and hopelessness. When we catch ourselves thinking this way it is an immediate notification to us that the enemy is speaking lies to our minds. God will never speak to you that way. God never condemns, shames, or hates. God is love, joy and peace. Take the negative thoughts from the enemy that bombard your mind and replace them with the Word of God. I do this by saying out loud…… that is a lie, that is not the truth, God says I am fearfully and wonderfully made woman of God, I have the mind of Christ, I can do all things through Him who gives me strength, etc. I speak the Word of God and His promises over my life in response to the negative thoughts. That is how you transform and renew your mind. You replace the devil’s lies with God’s truth.
View yourself and your world the way God views it and speak about it the way God speaks about it. When you do this, you will see the world around you begin to change. I want to challenge you to do this for 30 days and watch God move and your world begin to look much brighter.
Remember, God loves you so very much and so do I, my friend!