There are times when we realize we need to step back from some of our commitments because we sense ourselves getting overwhelmed with the busyness of it all.
There are also those times when even though we have a full schedule, there is still more to be done and no time to take a break. Sometimes that’s just the way it is. We’d like to say no, but in that busy season, we need to keep saying yes...at least for a little while.
In order to be ready for those busy seasons, we need to get our hearts and minds prepared. In the past, I’ve been known to say yes to things, but with the wrong attitude behind it. The yes that’s void of power and purpose.
My mouth says yes, but my heart stays in the no zone. I start off with negative thinking, which makes the whole job seem impossible.
No one is volunteering to help me. I guess I’m going to have to do it all myself - again.
I don’t know why I agreed to do this in the first place.
This is so much work, and I can’t get any help. What was I thinking? This will never work.
What I’ve realized (or learned the hard way) is that those negative thoughts snuff out the power of the Holy Spirit that God makes available to us. My words speak failure, but God says I’m…
More than a conqueror.
In her book Anchored In, my friend Micah Maddox says this.
“Once we change the way we look at the power in our lives, we will change the way we look at everything.” (Tweet this.)
Micah’s words have inspired me to reclaim the power God so freely gives to me. As we continue for the rest of this month studying how to face battles in our lives, let’s begin with this lesson about our words and thoughts.
Sometimes the answer needs to be no. But when the answer is yes, don’t let it be a yes with grumbling and doubtful thinking. Let it be a yes, knowing God’s power is with us.
One of my favorite quotes from the Anchored In book is this:
“When our hearts are filled with God’s Word, God’s Word flows from our mouths. When we speak His words, we experience His power in our lives.”
Let’s speak God’s Word today over every commitment on our schedules, no matter how seemingly overwhelming they may be. Let’s remind ourselves that we are victorious in Him and renew our connection with His unending power.
For more information about Anchored In by Micah Maddox, click the image below.