No weapon formed against me will prosper, I am a child of the living God. I am MORE than a conqueror. I am not fighting against flesh and blood. So when I put down my foot on bad behavior from another, I am defeating an already defeated foe, from gaining a foothold in my life. Amen!!!
Friday, May 29, 2009
What you tolerate dominates............
That sentence alone is powerful enough to make a point. What YOU tolerate will in fact overcome and overtake. That is the enemies hope. It's his insidious lie. How many of us as 'good' christians believe that we have to tolerate bad bahavior, mistreatment, unkindness, status quo, just to say we are turning the other cheek, or choosing to be content in our circumstances. Bologna!! I am learning this lesson the hard way (which seems to be the way I learn most of my life lessons), that when I 'allow' something unacceptable in my life, such as how someone may choose to treat me, I have given the enemy a foothold. Honestly, just think about it for a minute with me. Say you have a relationship in which the other person does not treat you with respect, and belittles you and speaks down to you. Day in, and day out. It never lets up. Do you tolerate it? I am finding out that as a precious child of God, that I have value. I have worth. I am precious in God's eyes. I am loved. And if I am treasured by Him, it surely matters how I am treated by my earthly relationships. Don't ya think. I should have enough confidence and self worth to know when I am being mistreated and should not stand for it. How I approach this can be very firm but kind, and still be considered love and grace. You see when you speak the truth in love, you kick the devil in his teeth. When you stand up and fight for truth, honor and all that is good and lovely, you stop a potential cycle of defeat.