3.18.2018

TRUTH! Not lies!

If you think you've blown God's plan for your life, rest in this:
You, my friend, are not that powerful.

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When I first read this quote, I laughed out loud.
And then, I started thinking about it.
How often do we find ourselves saying things that are absolutely ridiculous, even unbiblical
when we are in the pit of despair?
We doubt God's ability to forgive. 
We doubt His love.
We think He will never be able to use us because of our mistakes.
We believe we change the course of heaven's plans as if our choices actually affect God's sovereignty.

This is why we must continually and purposefully take our thoughts captive to the obedience of Christ and replace emotions and doubt and the lies of the enemy with TRUTH.
And there is only one place truth can be found - in Scripture!
We must, must, must be in the Word to fill our minds with what is TRUE so we are able to stop the fiery darts zinging toward us from the hands of the enemy.
He loves to fill our minds with doubt and despair. But we cannot allow him to do so. 
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8

BE ENCOURAGED!
"If you think you've blown God's plan for your life, rest in this:
You, my friend, are not that powerful."

Though I laughed when I first read it, this quote is absolutely true.
How do I know? Because Scripture tells me so!

I know that You can do all things, and that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. Job 42:2

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.
Proverbs 19:21

And I am sure of this, that He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion 
at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6

The Lord will fulfill His purpose for me; Your steadfast love, O Lord, endures forever. 
Do not forsake the work of Your hands. Psalm 138:8

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AMEN! And thank You, Lord, for the TRUTH of these verses!

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