TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
You have the mind of Christ. The enemy cannot take up real estate in your thought life because you will not hear the voice of a stranger. Your Father in Heaven says, “My sheep know my voice.” That’s you—God’s chosen. Don’t waste precious time talking to snakes.
KEEPING YOUR EYE ON THE GOD BALL
Beware of being fixated on your past. It can be toxic. When this happens, your fight for greatness gets replaced with a fight for preserving history, and living it out over and over again. That’s where it really gets ugly!
You can see how ugly it gets in the conversations you have in your head. Admit it. You think about something that happened in the past and think, “I should have said this,” “I should have done that,” or “What if…” You start to construct conversations in your head that, are not only practicing for a fight you will regret, they transport you back to the anger and hurt all over again. STOP IT!
From their callous hearts comes iniquity; their evil imaginations have no limits.
– Psalms 73:7
All day long I have held out my hands to an obstinate people, who walk in ways not good, pursuing their own imaginations
– Isaiah 65:2
When you find yourself having those conversations in your head, like Adam and Eve before you, YOU ARE TALKING TO SNAKES! The serpent wants to keep you wrapped up in your past so you never forgive. If you don’t forgive, you will turn bitter. Once you’re bitter, you are angry all the time and kill your witness for Jesus!
Not only do you kill your testimony, you slam the brakes on your upgrade. Moving forward means forgiving those in your past, turning your face forward and saying, “NO!” when the snake tries to stir you up about your past.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO RECOGNIZE THE VOICE OF THE SNAKE. HE LOVES TO BRING UP YOUR PAST AND CAUSE YOU TO HAVE ANGRY CONVERSATIONS IN YOUR HEAD. WHEN YOU HEAR HIM, TELL HIM TO GET OUT IN THE NAME OF JESUS!
From my book: LIVING LIFE / FORWARD