Who are you listening to?
What are you reading?
Or, might I ask – what are you watching?
Whoever or whatever has your attention is shaping your life and your destiny.
You say, “brother, I am not listening to anyone but myself.” Well, what are you telling yourself?
If we are ever going to live to our full potential and experience the fullness of life, we must allow the truth of God’s word to shape and direct our lives. If we are going to shame the naysayers and haters; live out the gospel in a hostile world, and win the war on negativity and pessimism, we must regularly remind ourselves by speaking the word of our confession.
This must include an overwhelming exposure of our entire lives to the Word of God. We must study, Meditate, confess and commit to radical obedience.
It is also important that we develop core values and principles from the heart of God that we can use to remind ourselves regularly.
Here is my 10:
I am known.
Even if the world never hears of me or never know me, I am persuaded that He knows me and It brings me satisfaction.
I love my wife.
“All of her” – like someone said – “her perfect imperfections.” Just like Jesus loved the church and gave His life for her, I must do the same to love and serve my wife.
I am a man of God.
I am full of faith, full of life, fully equipped, anointed, empowered and called to do great things. I am an ambassador; and I represent the Kingdom with integrity.
I am free.
Sin shall not be my master. For God is working in me both to will and to do of his good pleasure. I am abiding in Jesus, meditating upon His Word and following His example.
I live on purpose.
I am not like a boxer beating the air. I am not swayed by the currents of culture. The Holy Spirit is my guide. My steps are ordered by Him. I am in his will and I’m fulfilling my ministry and reaching my destiny.
My children are taught by the Lord.
They will grow up in the fear of the Lord. They will love Jesus and commit fully to following Him. Their well-being shall be great.
I am blessed beyond measure.
I am resting in the finished work of Christ. Everything I need is already provided. I live by faith and trust; for His grace will never fail me.
I am stronger/Better/Wiser because of others.
I purposefully and strategically seek out friendship and mentors to help sharpen my life.
I live to serve not to be served.
I am gifted by God to serve other. I am a good and faithful steward of God’s various graces.
I am growing in my craft.
My leadership skill is improving. I am more disciplined and focused. I am becoming more creative and innovative. I am opened to change and willing to admit my shortcomings and mistakes.
I am reminded by scripture to actively replace every negative, sinful and prideful thoughts with ones that are true, noble, admirable, pure, excellent and praiseworthy. So I make this a regular exercise so that I may reach my full potential in Christ.
Do you struggle with keeping you heart, mind and spirit aligned with God’s Word?
What core values and principles have you developed that are shaping your outlook on life?
How is your regular reminder of these core values helping you stay focused and productive?
Thanks for sharing!