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We will all, at times, face challenges that can be very difficult. Sometimes those situations can be so difficult that we feel as if the breath has been knocked out of us. So what are we to do in those circumstances? We can keep moving forward, trusting that God has an answer, or we can get so discouraged that it paralyzes us to the point that we shut down and quit altogether.
Although we can’t always prevent life’s bad circumstances, we can choose the manner in which we respond. We can either respond as a victim and say, “Why me?” or we can respond as a victor and stand in faith on God’s Word. Our response is determined by our thinking. The Bible says, “…[W]hatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — think about such things” (Philippians 4:8, NIV).
As you purpose to confess God’s Word until it becomes a part of you, you will learn that you can overcome, with the Word of God, any situation you may face. For example, when dealing with fear, confess and believe 2 Timothy 1:7, which says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (NKJV).
By confessing the Word of God, we don’t have to allow fear, or any other stronghold, to control us because God gave us His Word to disprove that which exalts itself against the Truth (2 Corinthians 10:4-6). You can allow the negative circumstances of life to overcome you, or you can begin to believe and confess God’s Word and overcome those circumstances — the choice is yours.
Just a Thought,
Published on Monday, September 21, 2015 @ 6:47 AM CDT
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