Sometimes our biggest breakthroughs come in the funkiest packages.
I’ve been on this Joyce Meyer kick - reading her books, watching her sermons on YouTube - and man, she teaches God’s Word in such powerfully practical ways! This has been a game changer for me.
A couple of days ago I watched part one of her sermon on “Power Thoughts” and the premise of the teaching is based on Proverbs 23:7, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Essentially, the things that we meditate on become our reality. If we are experiencing a lot of sadness, we are likely thinking sad things. If we are experiencing a lot of happiness, then we are likely meditating on happy things. So simple! And so true.
Take a moment to think about how you’ve felt the past couple of days and take another moment to reflect on the things you’ve been spending your brain energy on? My point is proven.
For me, I’ve been warring against negative, fear-based, and comparison-oriented thoughts. So no wonder I’ve been pleading for breakthrough in my self-worth and in my ability to receive the good gifts God has prepared for me! It has been such a journey! But with this token of wisdom from Joyce, and ultimately from the Word of God, I have been able to walk in new levels of hope, clarity, and direction. Even in the midst of negative and challenging circumstances.
So my big “power thought” for today is “My life is good and that is exactly what Jesus paid for.” It’s okay for me to enjoy my life. It’s okay for me to relax, take breaks, spend time with the people who give me life, to say yes and to say no as the Lord leads. It’s okay for me to love being alive. My life is good.
Life is good.
Let that power thought carry you into a great weekend!