The only thing we really have control over is our thoughts. Thoughts create feelings. Feelings create action. Action creates results. We must take our thoughts captive and cast down negative imaginations and every thing that would exalt itself above the power of our God.
2Corinthians 10:3-5 KJV For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ
Go hard after your dreams today. Even if you’re feeling a little chicken about certain tasks required to accomplish what you want.
Did you know that Colonel Sanders was in his mid-60’s when he started KFC?
Sometimes we think we have to give up on our dreams because of our age. Is there anything you have “wanted” for a long time? Let’s decide today to stop “wanting” and go after it. And when we feel a little chicken, let’s take a lesson from Colonel Sanders: fry those little chickens up and turn them into a multi-million dollar endeavor.
Apparently the Officer that stopped me for speeding was unaware that the speed limit changes when you’re listening to AC/DC. His annoyed response was, “I’ll tell you what I do know, if you don’t slow down you won’t be Back-in-Black, you’ll be Arriving-in-Blue, as in the backseat of my patrol car.”
….possible memory from my youth while driving a brown 1978 Trans-Am with the T-tops off, AC/DC blasting over the sound system, and trying to get a friend home before curfew.
On my way to work this morning I stopped to get a cup of coffee and found this penny. I always pick up pennies or other coins now regardless of what side is facing up. When I was young I heard that a face up coin was good luck but a face down coin was bad luck. If I ran across one that was face down I started turning it face up so the next person would pick it up for good luck. Now that I am older I pick them all up regardless of which way they are facing because I have learned to forget foolish superstition and read the penny. Look at what it says:
IN GOD WE TRUST.
Thank you Lord for every surprise penny, every reminder, you place in my path that If I put my trust in You, You will take care of me.
Satan is God’s enemy. He loves to mock God and wants to steal your love and time from God. That old devil will try every way he can to deceive you and distract you by setting other things up in your thoughts to take priority over God.
Take a moment to ponder how often you expressed love for our Heavenly Father this past week. You had 168 hours, how much of it was invested in your relationship with our Heavenly Father?
Did you find yourself lost in life, feeling like there was just not enough time to do all the things you needed to get done? The idea that we are “too busy” is one of the greatest tools Our enemy has created to get inside our minds and manipulate us. I am guilty of falling into this trap, are you?
What might happen this week if you and I make a conscious effort to spend focused time with God?
Praying, reading His Word, worshiping Him during a walk in nature, helping someone, studying a scripture, sitting quietly and listening for His Spirit, dancing joyously through our home as we sing praises to His holy name.
There are so many ways to love God when we aren’t distracted by other thoughts and priorities.