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Your Future isn’t Defined by Your Past
I heard somebody say, “Don’t let your heredity stop your destiny.” In other words, don’t let the way somebody treated you, or what they did or didn’t give you keep you from pressing forward and becoming all that God has created you to be.
The people who raised you may have had addictions, but that doesn’t have to be your future. You can be the one to break that negative cycle. Your parents may have had anger issues or never amounted to much, but you don’t have to keep letting that curse be passed from generation to generation. You can be the one to say, “No more. This is a new day! I may have had an unfair past, but I’m not going to have an unfair future. I know God put a blessing on me before anybody could put a curse, and I’m not going to let my heredity stop my destiny.”
Today, know that God is for you! Seek Him with a humble heart and break free from the bondages of the past. When you choose to put Him first in your life, then nothing can stop your destiny!
A Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You for empowering me by Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for giving me new life. I choose to let go of the past. I won’t let it define me, but I will let Your truth define me and lead me into victory in Jesus’ name! Amen.”
Jesus Is Your Righteousness
The work of righteousness will be peace; and the effect of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in a peaceful habitation, in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting places.
Isaiah teaches you that the key to your transformation is the presence of the Spirit (Isaiah 32:15). So, now, ask the Holy Spirit guide your life, then the righteousness of Jesus will bring peace, quietness, confidence, and safety.
Jesus says, “My peace I give to you. Don’t let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful” (John 14:27). You can have Jesus’ peace when you’re surrounded by unfavorable situations or crises: dangerous mobs, people’s misunderstanding of you, and abandoned by friends, or any crisis. It is peace, knowing God knows what is best for you and will guide your life because you trust Him completely.
In Jesus, you have a quietness of your soul, under the mighty hand of God, amidst all the calamities in the world. The quietness comes from knowing God has your best interest in mind and that in the end, it will be for the best.
Jesus warps with His love and protects you when you are in a dangerous environment. God sends you an angel to protect you if you let God (Matthew 18:10, Hebrews 1:14).
Also, being saved and safe in God means we don’t fear death. Because Jesus is Resurrection and Life (John 11:25). So, you can dwell in safety in God’s arms, fearing nothing.
When Jesus in your heart you will have a confidence and assurance of God’s mercy, and the fulfilling of His promises. You are so precious and valuable in God’s sight, that God was willing to empty all of the heavens just to save you.
You are worth so much to Jesus that He was willing to miss out of heaven if you weren’t there. How can you not be confident in your worth knowing that?
Father, help me to be one with Jesus. So, Jesus can be my righteousness (1 Corinthians 1:30), today and always. In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.
Declare today from your heart: “I’m not giving up and I’m not turning around. I’ve come too far. I’m going to keep trusting in my God. I’m going to trust Him because I have no other choice. He’s been my help, and under the shadow of His wings, I will rejoice, The LORD is my strength and He fight my battles. I receive His strength right now to endure. I will come out on top. I will win in life no matter my losses. I am victorious through Jesus and my God will be glorified in my life!”
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”
(Matthew 5:5, NKJV)
Strength Under Control
When most people hear that word “meek,” many times they think of a weak, shy, reserved or timid person who lets everybody run all over them. But that’s not at all what it means to be meek. Meekness is not weakness; it’s strength under control. Meekness is like a wild horse that has been tamed. He’s just as strong, just as powerful, has just as much speed as before, but now that strength is under control. You can walk up to him, pet him, lead him around, get on him and ride him. But don’t be fooled. He has the same power, the same tenacity as before, he’s just learned how to control it.
When you’re a meek person, you don’t have to go around trying to straighten everybody out. You don’t respond to every critic. People may be talking about you, but you don’t let it bother you. You may have the power to do something about it, but you realize your time is too valuable. You don’t fall for every distraction. Instead, you keep your focus on what God has called you to do. You keep your strength and power under control so that you choose to stay in peace and move forward in the victory the Lord has in store for you.
A Prayer for Today
“Father in heaven, thank You for the blessing of meekness. I choose today to be a person of self-control. Help me to know when to speak and when to listen, when to respond and when to hold back so that I can honor You all the days of my life in Jesus’ name. Amen.”
You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God. (NLT) ( 1 Peter 3:4 )
We spend a lot of time focusing on our outward appearance such as perfecting our hairstyle, improving our physique, selecting the right clothes. In all, a lot of thought goes into creating just the right look. Do we spend the same amount of time cultivating our inner beauty? We know what inner beauty looks like…patience, generosity, peace-loving, fearless, and filled with a silent strength. Are we spending more time worrying about the color of our teeth instead of the kind of words that come out of our mouth? Ultimately our words are a reflection of our heart.
Focus today on what matters. ❤️
The spirit of the Lord revealed to me this morning around 3am – “whatever things you desire to have, whatever things to desire for me to do, speak them aloud! Stop only thinking about the things and playing it over in your schema.
It’s easy for me to lay in bed and pray quietly in my head, but some things need to be declared verbally & aloud.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.
The devil is the prince of air. Let him hear you proclaim and speak LIFE over yourself.
He will flee after hearing a bunch of Hallelujahs and thank you Jesus’ ! ❤️
God has so much in store for you! Keep believing, keep focused and keep opening up your mouth and speaking life over yourself and your family.
Have a blessed Friday!
Be the light,
“…man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart” 1 Samuel 16:7
David didn’t look like a king, but he loved the Lord with all his heart.
You may not look like the kind of individual who would be used mightily by God to impact this world for Jesus, but remember, neither did others throughout Bible history. The Bible says, God has chosen the weak things to confound the mighty. The foolish things to confound the wise (see 1 Corinthians 1:27). While everyone else is focusing on the outward appearance of things, continue to focus on letting God accomplish His work in your heart and mind. Let Him enrich you on a deep soul level so that you can enrich others and walk in divine influence. Doing this will take you farther in life than you can ever imagine!
“Do not let your adorning be external—the braiding of hair and the putting on of gold jewelry, or the clothing you wear—but let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious” 1 Peter 3:3-4, ESV
Prayer: Father God, I thank you for your wisdom and your grace. Help me to focus more on the condition of my heart. Make my heart beautiful like you. Make my faith strong. Make my love walk powerful. Transform me Lord until I look like Jesus on the inside and behave like Him on the outside. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Psalms 51:6; 2 Chronicles 16:9)
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