I read something the other day (I don’t know who wrote it) that caused me to ponder the power of our thoughts. Our arch enemy, Satan, seeks to pull down, discourage, and disillusion us by lying constantly about who we are and who we are not. Our Heavenly Father seeks to build up, encourage, and satisfy us by constantly telling us the truth that we may see ourselves as He does — a people of possibility to live peacefully and joyfully. Consider the following:
The Knots Prayer
Dear God: Please untie the knots that are in my mind, my heart and my life. Remove the have nots, the can nots and the do nots that I have in my mind. Erase the will nots, may nots, and might nots that find a home in my heart. Release me from the could nots, would nots and should nots that obstruct my life. And most of all, Dear God, I ask that you remove from my mind, my heart, and my life all of the “am nots” that I have allowed to hold me back, especially the thought that I am not good enough. Amen.
Our arch enemy, without exception, always tells us that we are not good enough. What he doesn’t want us to realize and keep in our thoughts, is the fact that — when we can’t, God can! When we are put in a right standing with God through Jesus, then we are good enough to do anything and be anything because, as we are reminded in Luke 1:37, “with God nothing is impossible.”
“We are human but we don’t wage (spiritual) war as humans do. We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments (of our arch enemy). II Corinthians 10:4 (parenthesis mine)
May you be blessed today with truth and press on in confidence, peace, and joy.