Frustrated and sick of life.
Nothing seems to work out the way you planned. You are still searching for purpose. You are unhappy, and you want to give up. No one cares (well at least that’s how you feel). Where is God? Has He left the scene?
Where is HE when you need HIM the most?
You were once so close, closer than a brother. Closer than a mother.
God is now just there for you on Sundays when He makes you feel good during worship services.
God is now depicted as a pigment of your imagination.
The frustration of life is wearing you down. Deadlines upon deadlines. Failures upon failures.
Unfinished projects…unfinished thoughts….unfinished life.
Or should it finish?
STOP. PAUSE. THINK. SELAH.
Change your thinking habits and you will change your life. Everything begins with a thought. Uproot those lies that manifested itself…. You can’t give up now the whole world is waiting to hear your story and God is ready to use you.
Take the thinking challenge.
Create a “T” chart.
On the left side write “TRUTHS”.
On the right side write “LIES.
Jot down all the negative self-condemning thoughts that linger.
LIE NUMBER ONE: “I am a failure”
LIE NUMBER TWO: “I can’t succeed”
LIE NUMBER THREE: “I am poor and helpless”
LIE NUMBER FOUR: “I don’t want to live life anymore”
LIE NUMBER FIVE: “I hate my life”
LIE NUMBER SIX: “God is so distant from me”
LIE NUMBER SEVEN: “I am not close to GOD anymore”
THEN ON THE LEFT SIDE RIGHT DOWN THE TRUTHS. FOUND IN GOD’S WORD (THE BIBLE)
TRUTH NUMBER ONE:
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
TRUTH NUMBER TWO:
Philippians 4:13 NKJV I can do all things through Christ[a] who strengthens me.
TRUTH NUMBER THREE:
Heb 4:16 Let us, therefore, come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need. NKJV
Ps 46:1-2 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, Even though the earth be removed, And though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; NKJV
TRUTH NUMBER FOUR:
Psalm 34:17-20 ESV
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his bones; not one of them is broken.
Jeremiah 29:11 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
TRUTH NUMBER FIVE:
Isaiah 43:18-19 ESV
“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Romans 8:28 ESV
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
1 Peter 2:9 ESV
But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
TRUTH NUMBER SIX:
Deuteronomy 31:8 ESV
It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.”
Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
TRUTH NUMBER SEVEN:
John 10:27-29 “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me, and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of My hand. “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand”
There are seven days of the week. Take one day at a time and meditate on one scripture (ONE TRUTH). Meditate on the scripture throughout the day. This process will not only change your thinking but it will also change your life.
1 John 3:20 “If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything.”
MAY YOU BEGIN YOUR RESTOration
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