SELAH Daily Devotions!
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13
There’s a theme out there that an athletic company promoted, I know you’ve probably heard it…. JUST DO IT! Well can I share my spin on this whole thing. DROP IT! #GETIT? WELL, JUS DO IT!
Okay, let me brake it down for you! Instead of rehearsing the dilemma over and over and over in your mind, replaying every scene, every detail, every ounce of pain, inch of failure, every second of disappointment, the depth of the hopelessness – Just Drop It! Back-off from it. Make the decision, once and for all, I AM THROUGH WITH THIS – RIGHT NOW! From this moment on, I am going to lean and depend on God to take care of this.
I hearya! I’ve tried that! It’s easier said than done! I totally get it. But may I offer a suggestion for your consideration? Stop trying to do it yourself! This might seem to be a strange concept, in a world that teaches independence, self-reliance, pull yourself up by your bootstraps! But Saints of God, we must remember, first of all, we are in this world but not of it. The Kingdom of God operates on principles and precepts that are diametrically antithetical to the world’s perspective! The WORD teaches us that God resists the proud but gives grace, strength and help to the humble. (Ref. James 4:6) Hence, GOD never intended those who’ve turned the reins of their lives over to Jesus, trusting in His Saving Grace, to do life on our own! He sent us help, y’all! The Holy Ghost! #TILT!!!!
Now, I already hear some you thinking, asking, but how? Here’s how! Ignore it, show a lack of concern for that thing that the enemy is constantly using to torment you! By acknowledging the Truth –because God cares for you, He’s watching over you and He knows exactly how to bring justice (all things working together for your highest good) into your life. (Ref. Romans 8:28)
Next, renew your mind! Don’t take those negative thoughts, in other words–CONSIDER NOT ! ‘But, but…but how do I do this? ‘ It’s a lot simpler than you might think. Just try it, think about a cat….see it…now think about a dog….what happened to the cat?
Just think about something else! Replace that negative thought with a positive one. Think (set your thoughts, focus on something good, lovely, pure, honest, true, some thing that’s promised in the Word)! (Ref. Philippians 4:8)
Saints, when you intentionally apply GOD’S WORD to your life, it puts Satan in his rightful place! Under your feet! The Word of God tells the devil, “Ooooh H#### No! It didn’t work the last time, devil and guess what? IT AIN’T GONNA WORK THIS TIME EITHER!”
Got it? C’mon nah! Now, you pick it up! “AND… OH, BY THE WAY, GO TELL THE REST OF YOUR COHERTS THAT U R STILL A LIAR AND A THIEF! OBVIOUSLY YOU’VE FORGOTTEN. I DON’T BELONG 2 U ANYMORE, REMEMBER! I BELONG 2 JESUS! THEREFORE, I’VE BEEN ANOINTED, AUTHORIZED AND APPOINTED BY THE LIVING WORD OF GOD TO RESIST YOU; THEREFORE I REFUSE TO ACCEPT YOUR NEGATIVE REPORTS! AND GUESS WHAT? IF U KNOW WHAT’S GOOD 4 U, U’D GET OUTTA MY WAY! CUZ, I AIN’T FIX’IN 2 DO THAT THING U SAID I COULDN’T, I’M DOING IT!”
Now, stop talking about it, stop picking the wound! LET IT GO! VICTORY IS WAITING 4 U! Didjaheardat? Wel?, Jus do it…DROP IT! #BOOM!!!!
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!