Recently, I have become more aware of the thoughts I think about myself that aren’t God’s thoughts about me.
It has felt like I’ve been going through a re-birthing in the last few months and part of the things God didn’t let me get away with (and I’m grateful for it) are my thoughts about myself.
I’ve heard my thoughts about myself more clearly.
I’ve found myself walking on the way to somewhere with words like “You are forsaken” playing in my consciousness. God has had me catch those thoughts so I could refute them with His thoughts about me.
I’ve found myself scrolling on Instagram, merely going along minding my business, all of a sudden, thoughts of feeling small, feeling left behind latch on me.
I’ve woken up in the night times to thoughts about how my own life isn’t moving forward, I feel stuck and my season stinks.
Maybe I have always had these thoughts playing in my consciousness but now all of sudden God isn’t allowing me get away with my own biases against myself anymore. Yes, that’s what they are. Biases I have against myself. Biases that wouldn’t let me move forward. Alas, my own enemy has been me.
Recently God took me through the book of Esther, introducing me also to the book, “The supernatural ways of Royalty” by Kris Valloton. I found out that if I am to advance, move forward and become the woman God has made me to be, then I must think about myself the way God thinks about me.
I can’t become the future me if I am not the future me in my thoughts. I have to go through the process and find the way of making God’s word about me my own thoughts in my mind.
God hasn’t shown me my thoughts about myself to condemn me; He has shown me these things so I can counter them and start replacing them with His thoughts about me.
So I have become very emphatic about replying these lies and biases in my head.
“You shall no longer be termed Forsaken, Nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate; But you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; For the Lord delights in you, And your land shall be married. For as a young man marries a virgin, So shall your sons marry you; And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So shall your God rejoice over you.”
Isaiah 62:4-5 NKJV
It is not unusual now for me to reply those thoughts with speaking aloud God’s word about me. I realize I am in a war, a battlefield of the mind. A battle against the woman God has called me to be and I have to fight back or forever be held down by the lies of the devil camouflaging as my own thoughts about myself.
This year’s International women’s day theme was “Break the bias” and a lot of emphasis was placed on the bias others have against women, In the market place, homes etc and that’s all true but I would love to propose another kind of bias which is the bias we have against ourselves.
The lies we tell ourselves about who we are.
The self-limiting thoughts we have about our own abilities.
The comparisons and untrue measurements and standards we hold ourselves against.
The lies we listen to about our seasons and things we go through in our lives.
Can I propose that we break these biases by being intentional in speaking what God says about us?
Can be intentional in breaking the bias we have against ourselves by not measuring our lives against another?
Can we be intentional in breaking the bias we have against ourselves by interpreting our seasons in line with what God says about us?
Can we go to war in speaking what God says about us and believing what He says?
Because you see, we cannot rise above the level of our thoughts and conscious or subconscious reasoning process we have about ourselves.
We must see this bias we have against ourselves as the true war. We must Break the bonds that shackle our mind. We must press though and win the battle of the mind because that battle is threatening to drown the woman on the inside of us.
We will win!
Say: I will win the battle of breaking the bias I have against myself.
I will be mindful of my own thoughts about me.
I will shatter my own limitations I’ve placed around me.
I will be kind to me.
I will interprete my own season rightly.
I will not hold myself to a standard measured by what I see in another human being. I will reject envy, comparison and unhealthy standards of men held against my own life.
I will refute and refuse the lies of the devil about me.
I will reject His thoughts about me with God’s words of me.
I shatter limitations of my own mind against me. Today I rise and today I will win this war and tomorrow I will do it all over again!
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