His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.
2 Peter 1:3-9
Enhance the positive and loving characteristics and attributes you possess and work to build those elements you don’t express fully, clearly, and as God would intend. The only way you will be effective and productive in any aspect of your life is to follow the lessons of Jesus and others sent by our Father. As long as you fail to have faith, knowledge, self-control, perseverance, godliness, mutual affection, and embrace God’s love and goodness, you will remain spiritually nearsighted and blind to God’s reality for you and your life. You will continue to think that your past is your curse, and fail to see that He has forgiven you and only has desires to bless you.
You keep choosing to carry the past with you.
You keep choosing to carry around what someone did to you.
You keep choosing to carry around the past sins of your dad or your mom, or both of them.
Drop that dead weight.
God left it where it was.
You picked it up and you have been dragging it behind and beside you ever since.
You have chosen to carry a curse, be cursed, haunted by the past, so that it keeps influencing your present.
Aren’t you tired of lugging that mess around? You have to feel it all through your body. It has to be difficult to sleep at night, tossing and turning, struggling with those dreams—where God keeps trying to show you how to get out, but you keep staying in, tormented.
You keep focusing only on what you can see, in the flesh, versus being confident in what God knows. Maybe if you did not have the physical sense of vision, you could appreciate life more fully, in the same faith that one must have to trust without seeing (in the flesh). You would instead be required to trust the Spirit within that guides each step, navigates each moment, and reassures you that all is well. Must you really face that extreme to trust something that has always been with you? If so, you must face head-on this battle with the flesh, because the Spirit was not given to you to be defeated.
Father, with You, all of my needs are met, all of my wishes and dreams are fulfilled, all of my goals are accomplished, and all of my fears are diffused. You never break a promise to me and You never lead me astray. Thank You Father. Today I want to reinforce the things I have read in Your Word and the words written by Your faithful servants. I want to reinforce the positive affirmations I have recited; and add to my faith in You and my belief in myself. I pray for self-control, perseverance, and a sense of doing, saying, and being intentional in all that I do.
Father let Your love that fills me constantly grow and reflect You, and let this love guide my feet, heart, mind, mouth, and my actions. I want to be effective, efficient, and productive in my personal life and career, as a student of Christ, with hopes of helping expand Your Kingdom. Let me see clearly near, far, and in between Father. I know that You are Jehovah Jireh, because I know that You have seen and will see to it. Just as You provided for Abraham in his sacrifice, may I sacrifice the limits of my flesh that is bound in this world, so that my spirit may walk with You, and be blessed. Through my blessings may I bless others. In Your Name I pray and praise. Amen.
Love you all!
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