Friday, February 25, 2011

Voices In Our Heads?

I hear voices in my head.  Do you?  Good voices and bad voices.
“I am a blessed and happy woman.”
or
‘“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.”
or
“I am so glad that you’re my mommy.”
Words.
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.


Loves,
Shonni

14 comments:

  1. With you Sister! Excellent post! XOXO

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  2. Awesome! Yes, when we love someone, we are tempted to say things out of concern and hoping for the easy path for them. But the Lord knows we don't really need the easy path. On the uncomfortable sometimes difficult path is where we are begin to look more like Him.

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  3. Thank you, Shonni...my heart needs to soak this in!

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  4. Praying for you Shonni! Did you ever read that book I talked about last summer Shamer Lifter by Marilyn Hontz? You would love it. Email me if you want it :-)

    Love you!
    Jill

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  5. Marvelously beautiful. Excellent point. Oh, and I just now looked over at your left sidebar - and I realized I must say the same about your 11 precious children! I'll be prayin' for all y'all!

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  6. Amen, amen, amen! Beautiful words.

    Trust in the LORD with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding, in all thy ways, acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths Proverbs 3:5-6

    A friend shared this profound word with me yesterday, thought I would share this with you:

    "God says, 'Take the limits off!'... often we think this means in our thinking or our expectation, but this means more than that, much deeper than that... when God says take the limits off, He means to take the limits off Him! Release God to do what He has planned for you, your situation, finanace, relationship, family and world!... take the limits off!!! Release Him!"

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  7. Philippians 4:8 is a great test! The kids and I have been working on this since "out of the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks"! 2 Corin 10:5 is another good verse that totally reaffirms what you're saying. I think my biggest spiritual battles are waged in my mind!

    Thanks for the good thought!

    Celee

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  8. Thanks Shonni, I needed to read this today. Many of the words I've been hearing lately are fear-filled due to some health problems I struggled with last year. I want God-filled words ONLY. :) THanks for this reminder!
    Saminda xx

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  9. Thank you for this post - it ties in perfectly with what Dave & I have just been discussing - that he is preaching on tomorrow.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your precious family!
    Renata:)

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  10. Shabbat Shalom,

    I was shown this site by my daughter and it's really nice. I was on your other blog 365 and posted a question. It appears you are more active here than the other one and I hope you do not mind my question as I do not know of any other way of contact. My question is are you Shabbat observant?

    Shalom In Messiah

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  11. Shalom,

    This post is very interesting as it ties in with the theme of my blog regarding Yahshua (Jesus) and the meaning of His life to us; especially the last night. So your questions raised in this post are very probing, timely, and extremely important.

    Does you husband blog? If so I'd like to check out his blog as well.

    Shalom In Messiah.

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  12. Yes Rebekah, I agree with your point; so true.

    Shalom In Messiah

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  13. Quite the question for me...Am I thinking fear based? Thanks for this Shonni! XOXO

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