If it’s true that the beliefs in our lives determine our destiny, than what we believe, and how we choose our mind’s focus is of utmost importance.
Steven Furtick says “The voice you believe determines the reality you experience.”
These are true words.
These are powerful words.
We choose to believe certain thoughts, and certain voices everyday. Most of these beliefs are somewhat external. Meaning we form beliefs about the world around us: We will choose to believe CNN about the war in Yemen. We choose to believe our grandma, and her sage advice for how to cure a migraine. We believe our neighbor, when they gossip about another neighbor. We believe our google searches about how to parent our kids, or, our google searches that we are in fact, ruining our kids. Many of our beliefs we choose are about the world around us.
Some of our beliefs however, are internal. Meaning that they are beliefs about us. About our souls. About our faults. About our worth. And these beliefs, well, exist on an entirely different level than external beliefs.
This is because what we belief about ourselves, becomes ourselves.
“For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he.” - Proverbs 23:7
Whatever we think in our hearts, so are we.
Which leads me to what I believe has to be, must be, the crux of all of our belief about ourselves. And that is, we have a Father who is for us.
Our God is slow to anger, rich in love, compassionate, thoughtful, forethoughtful about our lives, intentional about how he love us.
God is FOR YOU.
Romans 8 cries: “If God is FOR YOU, WHO can be AGAINST YOU??” Nobody. That’s who. No demon from hell. No circumstance from earth. Even YOU can’t be against YOU.
It pushes further in how “FOR” us God is: “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”
I’m sorry, did you say God would give me some things, Romans?
NOPE. ROMANS SAYS GOD GIVES YOU ALL THINGS. GRACIOUSLY.
Because he is FOR YOU.
Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
God is FOR you.
He is PRO - you.
God is in your corner.
God is your biggest backer.
God is your burliest forerunner.
God is your lineman.
God is wingman.
God LIVES in your inner-man.
And God is unstoppable.
The God that never sleeps has an omnipotent hand on your life.
God is continually working for your good.
God is your coach yelling “you got this!!!” when you are up against the ropes. He is the Spirit inside of you that shows you the measure of how you can. do. this.
He is for you.
If this is our baseline. If this is where we begin. Then truly, there is nothing we cannot do through God for the glory of God. There is no circumstance that won’t be used. No opponent that won’t be leveled. No mountain that will steal our path.
God is FOR YOU. The rest… is just details.