Many things happened yesterday, naturally speaking i should have been discouraged. I guess that was the plan but instead i took the bulls by the horn wondered what Jesus would do and did it and had a great time while i was at it. I saved a soul, tis left to show him how Jesus is and pray Jesus breathes on him and he receives the Holy Ghost so he can live victorious.
I am in a hostile environment, i know. i have gotten different advice, leave, show them, be you, grow (This was the best and it was from the Holy Ghost, most other people think with their emotions, me too sometimes but i am learning otherwise to focus instead on what is needful; hearing Jesus' words and doing them)
I have changed so much and it gladdens my heart, i was scared i would be bitter or scarred or cynical and useless to Jesus and myself in the end and many times i was pretty close to being that way but the Holy Ghost would not let me go (Holy Ghost i love you and i appreciate your presence)
I read this in a friends blog and i want to define me again (Aside: God is faithful and i am glad i know Him, been through a lot but he has been with me all along)
The particular thot is in red
My friends thot is in blue
My thot is in yellow
All represent the Christ way of doing things, God shows up when you do things his way, i am convinced of this:
I choose joy . . .
I will invite my God to be the God of circumstance. I will refuse the temptation to be cynical . . . the tool of the lazy thinker. I will refuse to see people as anything less than human beings, created by God. I will refuse to see any problem as anything less than an opportunity to see God.
i choose to joy when others try to keep me in a place of sorrow, i choose to joy when God brightens my day with his presence like the bright sun. My fav scripture used to be "and darkness comprehended it (light) not" meen satan and his cohorts will constantly be confounded by me cos i am protected on every side, me and my family and loved ones. My angels are constantly on assignment and doing what they have been sent of God when i speak in tongues and even when i don't.
I choose peace . . .
He has given me peace and he keeps me in peace so long as i focus on Him, Lord my heart is full to overflowing, you love me with an everlasting love and i can never work for it and i don't want to try, just want to bask in your love. (I needed peace a lot today but God equipped me sunday cos he saw monday *I am pleased, i got a fulfilment so i am encouraged and confident; sometimes i am like Abraham and i need proofs, Lord help me trust you more*)
I will live forgiven. I will forgive so that I may live.
Tis what He wants. I can forgive, have forgiven several times, no one can keep me in a prison of my own making. Nothing is worth the pain that comes from harbouring unforgiveness towards anyone. I choose to a light heart always. The love of God has been shed abroad in my heart by the Holy Ghost.
I choose patience . . .
I will overlook the inconveniences of the world. Instead of cursing the one who takes my place, I’ll invite him to do so. Rather than complain that the wait is too long, I will thank God for a moment to pray. Instead of clinching my fist at new assignments, I will face them with joy and courage.
Over the years i have learnt godly patience, i have learnt that if God holds you back, he has got a good reason and unlike man, i can trust Him, he has no hidden agenda, he simply loves and wants to guide me. When God sasys 'Go forward' i know to keep moving even if i can't see my front and to keep trusting cos he's not intimidated and he has got it under control, everything and he's not limited, neither am i
I choose kindness . . .
I will be kind to the poor, for they are alone. Kind to the rich, for they are afraid. And kind to the unkind, for such is how God has treated me.
I will be kind to the people around me, i refuse fear cynicism and manipulative tendencies. i choose to live and love and be victorious, there is nothing greater than love and life is full of lessons if we will look closely. i will be kind to those that deserve it and thiose that don't.
I choose goodness . . .
I will go without a dollar before I take a dishonest one. I will be overlooked before I will boast. I will confess before I will accuse. I choose goodness.
It hurts but its worth it travelling the road less travelled. It hurts again but if i had to do it again, i would do the same thing again, choose God each time and his ways
I choose faithfulness . . .
Today I will keep my promises. My debtors will not regret their trust. My associates will not question my word. My wife will not question my love. And my children will never fear that their father will not come home.
I choose faithfulness each time no matter what comes my way cos i answer to One greater than I who has my interest at heart, he does not want to control me, he just wants the best for me from the depths of Him, He is goodness personified and faithful always. I choose to be exactly like Him because this is who i am
I choose gentleness . . .
Nothing is won by force. I choose to be gentle. If I raise my voice may it be only in praise. If I clench my fist, may it be only in prayer. If I make a demand, may it be only of myself.
I learnt gentleness at a time when i had so much anger tearing at my insides there was violence inside but instead i chose to express gentleness. So every time i feel violence, i express Christ in me. Many think gentleness is inbred for me but i believe every one is capable of violence given the right catalyst. Yes the Holy Ghost makes it possible for us to do and be the impossible, we just need to change our thinking and be like Christ.
No moving backward for me to the old way of thinking, its forward ever
I choose you Christ Jesus again today and if i had to choose again between you and going bad, i would still choose you again. Its a matter of CHOICE afterall