Gosh ya’ll…. I don’t know if anybody else has been struggling with this lately but I know I have. It’s really been a battle field in my mind against negative thoughts. I keep having to tell myself, that God has declared me not guilty through Christ. (Romans 3:24)
It’s just so hard for my mind to comprehend that, despite my past, God still wants to use ME! Me. Despite everything that I’ve done, he still LOVES me and BLESSES me. & that’s another thing…. the enemy tries to have us feel like we don’t deserve to be blessed, that we don’t deserve what God has planned for us because of our past. That’s SO untrue! We have to tell Satan that he is a liar, and that Jesus’ death on the cross PAID for our sins.
Let me make this more transparent, there is someone out there that feels like I have. That you don’t deserve to be a mother because [you’re allowing the enemy to tell you] that you won’t be good at it. You keep thinking about how you didn’t have the best childhood, and your struggles and you don’t think that you deserve to raise children. Or, maybe, you still feel guilty about sexual sins outside of marriage. You feel like you misused your temple and you didn’t wait for your husband; so it’s only right that you have reproductive issues and problems conceiving. Yet, you don’t understand why there seems to be a million and one single ladies having babies, and you’re married and struggling to even get pregnant. Orrrrrrr…maybe you feel like you’ve done so many things in the past that you don’t deserve to be happy. You don’t deserve a husband. Or is it that you feel like God chose the wrong one? You don’t feel like you’re “qualified” enough to tell people about Jesus. Or what about those that have been struggling with finances for SO long, that you’ve just been accustomed to that way of life. You’re starting to think that God meant for your to live paycheck to paycheck forever. That you don’t deserve a raise, promotion, etc…Sis, STOP letting the enemy get in your head with these lies! Tell him that we’ve ALL sinned, and that we’ve repented and been made NEW again. In Isaiah 43:25, The Bible says, “I—yes, I alone—will blot out your sins for my own sake, and will never think of them again.” So why is it that we keep replaying our past over and over and over? Forgive yourself and accept that forgiveness.
Whenever those thoughts of feelings start to creep into your mind, block them out and think on the Scriptures. Here are some that help me.
Luke 12:7 “And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.”
Romans 8:1-2 “So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus. And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.”
Psalm 138:8 “The Lord will work out his plans for my life— for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever. Don’t abandon me, for you made me”
1 Peter 2:9 “But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for he called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.”
Always remember how much God LOVES you. Don’t let the enemy fool you, and make you think otherwise. Lets make a vow to think positive thoughts, starting now!