I hear voices in my head. Do you? Good voices and bad voices.
“I am a blessed and happy woman.”
‘“I’m not good enough.”
There are also voices I hear on the outside. Precious loved ones who say;
“I am so proud of the woman that you have become.”
“I am so glad that you’re my mommy.”
Jesus dealt with them also.
I was read in Matthew 16: 21-23 where Jesus is preparing the disciples for the journey to Jerusalem. He is preparing them for His death and resurrection. Peter takes him aside and offers words to Jesus that might look like words of encouragement, support or love. Peter doesn’t want to see Jesus hurt and rejects the destination that Jesus is preparing them all for.
I was thinking that as I journey “to Jerusalem”, or God and His will for my life, I will hear words, like Jesus did, that would try to hinder me from my destination.
There might be words that try to hold me back; words of fear, words that offer a false sense of safety, even loving or comforting words could become a blockade.
How do you know which words to listen to?
Jesus shows us in the words that He spoke in Matthew 16:23 “Get behind me Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”
Are the words that I hear words that will help me set my mind on the things of God?
Or on the things of man?
We must pray and ask the LORD to help us know. Am I thinking from a fear based, self-centered position, or a faith based, God-centered position?
Let us encourage each other on our walk to “our Jerusalem” with words that are faith-filled, God-centered words that bring glory and honor to Him and His will in each of our lives.
Shine!!! for Him.