I have surrounded you with precious gifts – people, ideas, skills, and dreams nobody else has. I have also given you a special place in My heart. Only you can fill it. You are My one and only. Am I yours?


There needs to be things you do not budge on whatsoever. You close your heart and you close your mind and you say, “That’s it. Nobody can steal this from me.” 

“Pastor Troy, are you telling me there are places where your mind is not open?” Yes! That’s exactly what I’m telling you and for good reason.

I will not entertain any thought that doesn’t say Jesus Christ is madly in love with me. I won’t. It doesn’t matter how much trouble I’m in. It doesn’t matter what’s going on. I will not let myself come to the conclusion that God has to reinvent that thought in me because that was a big process and now I’m guarding it. 

Very truly I tell you Pharisees, anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. – John 10:2

I will not entertain any thought that there’s some other way than Jesus. Sorry, I’m not going there. Jesus is the Way, Jesus is the Truth, and Jesus is the Life. Jesus is the door of the sheep pen and anybody that comes in, them folks get shot. That’s in the Bible—well, that’s the Texas version of it. 

There are certain precious things you should guard against a thief coming in and stealing them. Do you lock your doors at night? Is it because you don’t love people on the outside? No, it’s because you love the people on the inside! Nobody is welcome to come in and take the precious things God Almighty has given you and steal those things. Them folks get shot!

People who demand your doors or borders should be open are people who are only accountable to their own selfishness. You should have precious things in your life that the rest of the world does not have. They are God’s personal gifts to you, so protect them.