Focus on the Good

Have you ever had a powerful week in the Lord and then BAM someone comes at you with hateful words? 

Words that run through your mind and even though you know those words are filled with anger and hate they still manage to take up residence within your mind and heart? 

This happened to me recently. As I lay in bed thinking about what was said about me, contemplating the truth to what was said. Because let’s face it, sometimes the truth can be delivered by those who dislike you. Also, why does it bother us so much if there isn’t a possibility of it being true. 

But God…  

And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, “Why are you thinking evil in your hearts?

Matthew 9:4 NASB

When you have God’s Word hidden in your heart He will speak truth over you. This is what He spoke to me while my mind and heart became obsessed and bitter. 

I’m aware of my ways. I’m aware of my enemies. And truth is so is Satan. He knows the thorns I have. He knows who to use and what they need to say to get my eyes distracted from God and on my flesh. 

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, natural, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there is disorder and every evil thing.

James 3:14‭-‬16 NASB

Everything that comes from me dwelling on what was said is demonic. Period. This is why it’s so important that we continually check our thoughts. Submit them to Christ. Be on alert because the devil is always seeking to destroy that which is pure within. 

But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy.

James 3:17 NASB

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord , my rock and my Redeemer.

Psalms 19:14 NASB

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious speech far from you.

Proverbs 4:23‭-‬24 NASB 

Friends, it’s important that we guard our thoughts, and what we speak over ourselves. 

The enemy is always accusing the Children of God. We must not agree with what is spoken in hate. These words are demonic. Do not entertain such words. Focus on what is true, honorable, worthy, peaceable and pure. These things are from your Father. 

Today I pray for you and I. I pray that we refuse to give the devil a foothold in our hearts and minds. That we guard them diligently and continually submit all thoughts to Christ and only allow His Words which bring peace take root within. 

And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.

James 3:18 NASB

What if we are wrong?

I knew this year would be a game changer for me. During prayer and fasting God revealed to me that if I were serious about receiving and giving love it would require digging deep within and change. I thought we were going to drudge up painful memories, and to a degree we have, but it’s always been through LOVE.
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Why did I think it would be worse? Because I had a jaded view of God. I believed God killed, I believe God was to blame for the things of Satan, without realizing it.

When I submitted to God showing me the ways that were not of Him, I began to see others as He sees them. I began to see Him IN others, even when they were unable to behave like Him.

Jesus said to love your enemies. Because the truth is, the only enemy to God is unbelief, and how can they believe God is love if I am hating them?

To see me is to see Christ. This is the standard that we must all attain to in our thinking. When we are polluting our minds with the world, we are unable to look at a situation with the eyes of Christ, we are tainted by our world view.

God says thou shall NOT kill. Moses taught an eye for an eye. Jesus said to be angry with another you have already committed murder. Who is God? Moses or Jesus?

We don’t really believe Jesus, we say we do but our actions and thoughts truly reveal to us what is within our hearts. The question is, what do we do when we see that our ways are conflicting with the Ways of Christ?

Are we truly willing to lay down our lives and pick up our Cross? Are we truly willing to turn the other cheek when someone wrongs us? Or do we set up boundaries and cut them out of our lives? Do we purchase guns to protect our families? Do we believe that God is even real? That His power is so great He can create this entire planet but can’t protect little ole us?

We have tainted our water, {Spirit} with the ways of this world, and we must allow God to reveal to us what is hidden deep within. We can either submit to Him through His word or we can trust that He will show us through a friend who is speaking the Word. But what we do with the revelation is all up to US.

I have a heavy heart for those who call Jesus Lord, yet hate their brothers. Truth is Jesus Christ took ALL the sins of the WORLD to the grave with Him. So when we believe someone is deserving death through our actions, we are not acting in love but in hate. We are all brothers and sisters, born of God….wake up and claim what is yours and allow the Spirit of God to purge you with Fire and make you blameless and pure…NOW, because when Jesus comes back He is not dealing with sin. He did that already.

~sometimes I just gotta write~