Sometimes I can be my own worst enemy. That little voice inside my mind that tells me all manner of negative things.
“No one wants to hear what you are thinking/writing, so why say it?”
“You are not a good writer.”
“There are so many books in the world, why write another one?”
“What I am saying is not original/interesting/witty enough, etc.”
And on and on and on it goes. Things the devil wants me to think, to shut me down, to keep me from being the person God created me to be.
I have a choice. I can choose to listen and shut down, or remind myself and push through. Listen to lies or listen to truth. Not that I am the greatest writer in the world….I am not saying that. But all of us have something to say, some truth that God is revealing in our lives, something that might encourage someone else who is going through something similar.
Here are some things God says about me (and you):
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” – John 3:16
“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.” -Zephaniah 3:17
” There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” -1John 4:18
“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power.” – Ephesians 6:10
And on and on and on it goes. Praise God. I choose today to listen to Him and to His Word and to His love. I am so thankful.
Write well, my friends. Speak love, speak truth, speak of Christ. Love, Lisa