By Maggie Lasher
We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 2Corinthians 10:5
As a man thinks, so is he. Proverbs 23:7.
When you look in the mirror what do you see? What do you hear?
Do you see a beloved child of God? Do you see someone so loved and so treasured that the CREATOR of EVERYTHING sent His only Son to be the sacrifice for your personal salvation? And make no mistake, it is personal. If you were the only one who needed saving, God would still have sent Christ just for you. Remember the 99 sheep? Remember who the shepherd pursued? Yep, the only one who was lost.
If you hear words that are not loving, affirming, and strengthening, you are not listening to Christ’s voice! You are allowing the enemy a toehold in your foundation and his goal is only to destroy.
Matthew Croasmun says in his book Let Me Ask You A Question: Conversations with Jesus:
“Conviction often comes from God, but condemnation never comes from God. Condemnation is conviction robbed of hope. Condemnation says, ‘You’re ugly, you’re broken, and you’re never going to change.’ Conviction says, ‘There may be ugliness, there may be brokenness, but that’s not who you are. Who you are—God’s beloved creation—is beautiful and whole. By God’s grace, you can be—and indeed you are becoming—this truest self.’”
Do not believe Satan’s lies about you!!!
When you hear words that make you feel defeated, despairing, or less – refute them with God’s words of love. Take every negative thought captive and make it obedient to Christ.