Would you say that you are a difference maker in our world? Moms pay attention, you are called to be just that—difference makers.
Yet, we are very busy. Who are we fooling, the modern day woman of today is a blur of activity. She is often pressured to be all things to all people in her household. So, today, I want to say a prayer:
Father, we need a mighty move in our homes, in our churches, in our families, and in our communities.
Please use us to be the difference makers in this hour and we are not be too weary to do this.
Think about all the thoughts we have in a day. I mean really think about how our bad thoughts are at war with our good thoughts. There is a constant tug a war within our souls and the one on the top of the mountain is usually the one seen in our actions. Do you remember playing that game- king of the mountain- when you were a kid? It’s the game where we literally run up a small mound and try to drag the other person off – that’s the objective. Can you imagine we were playing a game that we thought was fun, but it really was a portrait of what we would be doing the rest of our lives but with a different opponent. This enemy constantly tries to drag us off our mountain. He tries to occupy territory that doesn’t belong to him. Our thoughts are a gift to us from God, and He tries to pollute them.
I am going to share something and it’s profound. And yet it’s very simple. It probably won’t make you get butterflies, or anything like that. It’s that common— yet it’s that profound. Ready to hear it?
Just because you have a thought doesn’t mean you have to believe it, especially when the negative thoughts are lies that discourage and divide you.
You probably already knew that, right? But are you acting upon that truth? Am I acting upon that truth?
The key to winning the battle of our minds is to stop believing them (our minds) and to speak truth to them.
Dr. James Gills, the only person on the planet to complete six double Ironman Triathlons, explained how he did it – and the last one he did was at age 59. “I’ve learned to talk to myself instead of listening to myself.
He said, if I listen to myself, I hear all the reasons why I can’t finish the race. I’m too tired, too old, and too sore. But if I talk to myself, I can feed myself with the words of encouragement that I need to keep on moving forward.” —Thank you doctor!
You can talk to yourself instead of listening to the lies that pop into your head, and so can I.
If you’re not sure what to say to yourself, here are few truths I know about you:
- You are here for a reason.
- There is a plan for your life.
- You were never meant to just be average.
- You have a desire to be great because deep down you know there is greatness within you.
Those are powerful my friends.
Join us next week as we continue to speak about how we were made to be difference makers, and we are going to talk about anxiety and how it gets in the way.