Old Me Thinking vs. New Me Thinking
My confession, my declaration:
I have spent many years of my life prophesying negative, even deadly things over my life .. abusing myself with insecurities and failings (most merely self-fulfilling prophecies) and hateful loathings, and most of which out of a desire to be holy, to be loved by God, or to be loved by others. Certainly this was not the sum of me, but it was my pattern, Old Me thinking. It has taken me the better part of the past two years to wake up to just how FAITH-LESS this was, how very …OUT of the character of God ..
Yes, He desires – even demands! – our holiness. But not that we might become loveable. And not because perfection was EVER attainable. Instead, He speaks lovingly, persues relentlessly, and PROVIDES for our holiness HIMSELF in the perfect substitute – Jesus – SO THAT we, who are utterly imperfect ourselves, could survive and thrive in His presence, abiding with Him LOVINGLY and WORSHIPFULLY and with FULL realization of who he INTENDED us to be .. forever.
So I am resolved to speak now of myself as HE speaks, to see myself as His finished work because that is where I am GOING .. I must prophesy HIS promises over my own life .. not yield to the stealing, killing and destroying lies of the enemy .. even when I am that enemy.
I won’t go back to what I was. New Me is here to stay!
Faith-FULL even in the little things .. even if I have to fight with myself to STAY there, because HE began a GOOD work in me, and even if I know nothing else, I know HE will be faithful to bring it to completion. So help me God, for better and for worse, I am His and He is mine!
Preach the TRUTH to yourself, REGULARLY! ❤