Do you ever find yourself weighed down by what others say or have said about you? Who isn't? Even the strongest among us can be disheartened by an accusation or a careless word. It can come from anywhere, a loved one, a co-worker, even a total stranger. Ever been cut off in traffic only to be cursed at or improperly gestured at as if YOU were the problem. Ever let that set the course for your whole day?
"I am wonderfully made, beautifully designed, magnificently engineered, created by God, strong and powerful! I am built Lord tough!"
Satan is good at what he does, after all he's had thousands of years to practice. He knows just what it takes to try and steal our joy!! The first thing he wants to do is break our spirit, do something to cause us to take our eyes off God even if only for a moment, so he can kick us while we are down.
The next time satan uses someone to bring you down, remember what God says about you. Keep in mind that being human you are going to make mistakes, you might get angry, you might get down but don't let careless hurtful words or deeds destroy your joy. Remember your joy, (and strength) comes from the Lord-NOT people. Remember you are wonderfully and fearfully made. You were created in God's image.
The next time someone hurts you with words, look up and thank God that it was you and some one else was spared :) Nothing can take the sting out of someone like thanking God for them anyway, blessing them, praying for them.
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
God loves us so much He sent Jesus, that means we are very special to Him so no matter what lies satan tells us we have the word of God to stand on and God Himself to comfort us along with Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Man does not give us our joy, let's not let careless words or deeds steal it away.
A dear friend and sister in Christ posted this on my comments in facebook and feel like it just confirms what God gave me above so I want to share it with you all. (God bless you Sis. Cathy for listening and obeying the Lord and being such a wonderful sister and friend in Jesus).
Cathy P: I might have done what you said I did, but I am not who you say I am! I am still on the potters' wheel being molded and shaped in His image.And I have God's grace and mercy when ever I reach out and ask. If we could only forgive ourselves as GOD has already forgiven us, cast our misgivings into the lake of fire. It is our doing to keep digging up the past. Put away the shovel and move on. Be proud of who you are in Jesus.God bless.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem