Day 30: How Do You Remember God’s Personal Promises?
Well! It’s Day-30 of the countdown. Optimism and new are the words I woke up with this morning. That’s great; because today, just before noon; a spirit of frustration came upon me. Then the words, “Rochelle don’t forget; this is a day of optimism,” dropped into my spirit. That’s why you have to stay in tune with what God says to you first thing in the morning; during your prayer time.
So let me ask you a question. “Are you open to receive a personal promise from God?” I guess you’re saying, “WHAT?” But, are you? The reason I ask? Because; undercover pessimism can cloud your receptivity.
Do you ever shew away thoughts of God’s promises? Why? Could the reason be due to your having struggled most of your life? When all you know is how to grind; somewhere along the way you miss the joy of looking for a promise.
Could the pain of a loved one dying be what’s overriding the thought of God fulfilling promises? Perhaps you prayed to God; and things didn’t work out like you wanted. You then lost all expectations of God. These trains of thought can blemish your mindset. Also, do you have the mindset that you pushed, and worked hard to accomplish every goal you have met?
Well, that’s true; but think about it? Who gave you the drive and innovation to open and run that successful business? Who placed it in your employer’s heart to accept your application? There may have been multiple applicants with far more experience than you. Who opened the door for your rental or mortgage loan application’s approval; especially with your low credit score? Who touched the hearts of the people you lead to see something in you worth following? Was it you?
Who gave you the ingenuity to figure out how to do something at a faster pace than your colleagues? Who allowed you to make it through that devastating accident with your limbs staying intact? Who put you on the hearts of committees looking for someone to minister at their conference; or someone to join their board? Was it you? I really don’t think so.
Don’t get me wrong. I am aware that you use gifts and talents; matriculate in college; save money for down payments; and build a reputation of superb performance. You work hard, and use your mind to prosper. But who gave you. the gifts, mind, wisdom, understanding, and wherewithal to excel. Don’t you believe it was God? Yes? Okay, so why won’t you give God His props?
Where did people get the mindset of self-preservation?
It’s the trick of the enemy and his emp; the spirit of pride that makes you think you accomplished all you’ve done on your own. The adversary will drop pessimistic plugs into your spirit; and have you thinking you are a wimp for depending upon God.
It’s the spirit of unbelief that has you thinking Christ had nothing to do with your prosperity. The Bible clearly says in Philippians 4:13; “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Scripture also says in Deuteronomy 8:18, “But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.” (KJV)
My friends, it’s time for a new mindset. It’s time to believe what God can do; and to have optimism about what God will do. It’s time to recognize what God is doing now. It’s time to remember what He has already done. When we start expecting God to fulfill promises; we get our vigor back; our hope back; our joy back. That’s optimism.
What about, “New?”
Well, today, the layer of pessimism is peeling up and out of my mind. It’s replaced with a new inhabitant. That tenant is optimism. It has a sidekick called “New.” Yes! New ways of remembering God’s promises. New ways of looking at storms. New ways of seeing why you went through that ordeal. Just new.
I was watching Joyce Meyer earlier today, and she spoke about something that stuck with me. She said, “Joseph had a dream, but before his dream came into fruition, he had to go through life’s experiences.” She was teaching from Deuteronomy 8. I started studying that book of the Old Testament, and it blessed me today. I texted her words to my oldest son, Justin. He called; and we had a very positive conversation full of optimism. Praise God!
What personal promise from God do I remember today?
It’s in his Word. Joshua 1:8 says, “This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” KJV Good success is happening NOW!
My friends, I love this countdown. It’s helping me to increase my trust in The Lord. What about you? How’s the journey going for you so far? I pray it’s full of optimism. Countdown Day-29, here we come!
Thank you for joining me today. The question remains: “How do you remember God’s personal promises to YOU!” We’ll talk soon.