MONDAY MORNING MESSAGE FOR The Eternal Body Of Christ 3-12-12
IT’S TIME TO BUILD YOUR GOD ESTEEM!……..
You might be asking yourself, what is God Esteem? …and How does one obtain it?
Let’s begin by defining it.
GOD – ESTEEM:…
Looking to God for every form of validation; acceptance, encouragement, love, self worth, significance, value. Redefining self worth based on Biblical principals, rooted in practical applications, such as; small actions, small choices, small incremental advances but done consistently! Over time as you train your mind & your emotions to NOT REACT, but rather to recreate new realities that come into alignment with His word, thus, everything begins to change! Our attitude & outlook effects our choices & decisions. Our decisions & actions affect our outcome! When all of these variables are filtered through His will for your life, you will be under His Divine overshadowing!
SELF DEFEATING: …
Let’s redefine the term, “Self defeating” and discover the common misnomer associated with accepting total responsibility for these thoughts, behaviors & actions. Yes, we are partly responsible for them, in accepting them, in acting out upon them, in resigning to them BUT we need to recognize who the Author of wrong thinking truly is. Satan has the ability to speak to us in our own voice internally, mimicking us; in an attempt to gain access to your subconscious. He is the voice that speaks bad, negative, defeating words to your inner self. When you listen to this voice, especially when you are down or have failed at something, you secretly agree with the words, the put-downs and the insults. He tends to mock, he makes you think and fear that people don’t like you, that you are not good enough, strong enough, capable enough! This voice within is certainly not God, and it is certainly not You, until of course you begin adopting this way of thinking. This way of thinking is adopted whenever you give into those “suggestions” placed by the enemy. Those who are abused become abusive, those who are hurting end up inflicting pain…whether the condemning words come from without or within, we must reject the works of darkness.
because judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment! James 5:19-20 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him; 20Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.
There is a way to recognize the difference between inner conflict that arises from our conscience verses inner battery caused by Satan’s attempts to keep us down, trying to keep you in a pattern of bad feelings, choices and results! Once you are aware that this is a serious reality, you will begin to pay closer attention the dialogue that transpires between your ears! When something begins to make you feel bad, low and ugly…(ask God to reveal the truth to you)! God does not belittle us, God does not speak words of condemnation to you inwardly! Yes, the word of God, the Bible clearly explains risks and results of wrongful lifestyles and beliefs, but God does not talk down to us, He does not speak demoralizing words. He is the God of Mercy and the God of Grace! If God tells us in the Bible how to conduct ourselves toward others, it is safe to also conclude that His spirit would also never inflict such demoralizing attacks on us. (Eph 4:29)
Whenever you are being spoken to by the dark one, you will always (most certainly) hear a voice that explains to you some sort of twisted justification. The entire focus will be on how bad you feel, how unfair it is and how easy it is to just accept the defeat! The voice of this abusive spirit can and will try to convince you that you are deserving of the outcome and that it is all your fault. No matter what the conflict is, it always seems to hinge upon struggles that you have had for years, this is because he knows where you are weakest and he kicks you when you are down!
Whenever the Holy Spirit (pricks our conscience) the overwhelming truth and KEY FACTOR you need to remember is that you will always without question be offered an encouragement to amend your wrongful actions. You will always be met with the embrace of grace & some measure of empathy for someone with whom you have dealt wrongly. You will get the sensation that your reparation is a good thing and that even though you can not undo whatever was done, you can correct it from happening again. The Spirit encourages us, it offers us hope and it allows you to feel good about your growth!
Listen only to God’s words about your character, look only to God for approval, seek only God’ for direction, acceptance and find encouragement in doing the virtuous things, even if you are the only one that seems to value them! Recognize that in doing that, Our Father in Heaven rejoices over us!
Heavenly Father, help us to know what you value, help us to see ourselves in an appropriate way that honors and glorifies our walk, discipleship, advancements and humanness. Teach us to be merciful with ourselves and to guard our spirits. Help us to discern these inner conflicts and to reject the influences of Satan and his attacks upon our tender souls. Build us into strong, Godfident Christians, make us warriors who take back what the enemy has stolen. Train us into stealthy, right minded pillars that are not moved in the face of attack! Be our buckler and steadfast in You we shall be! In the Mighty name of Jesus we pray AMEN
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Luke 12:7 Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
Romans 8:15 For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”
Acts 10:34-35 So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.
John 10:1-42 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.”
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