Well, I can think on things that weaken me, sadden me, defeat me, come into agreement with the lies, or I can think on:
… whatever is true, whatever is worthy of reverence and is honorable and seemly, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely and lovable, whatever is kind and winsome and gracious, if there is any virtue and excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on and weigh and take account of these things [fix your minds on them]. Philippians 4:8
We all have a past and we have to remember the past is just that… the past.
If I could go back and change things, I would. I am sure there are some things you would change too. But, we can’t. So we have to let go of it and move forward. Move forward in Gods grace.
Today my mind started to go there. You know… there. The place where nothing good comes from it. The thoughts lead to wild imaginations, jealousies, regrets, fears, sadness, reliving it all over again. It really brought me down. When this happens it is as if truth is temporarily suspended and this gives way for the lies to come in and wreak all kinds of havoc.
Jesus said Satan is the father of lies, so in essence, if I listen to and agree with the lies, then I am listening to Satan and not my Father.
My Father would never speak anything contradictory to His Word. If my Father says I am loved, then I am loved. If He says I am forgiven, then I am forgiven. If He tells me to forgive, then I will forgive.
John 1:12 I am a child of God
John 15:1,5 I am a branch of the true vine
John 15:15 I am a friend of Jesus
Romans 3:24 I have been justified and redeemed
Romans 8:1 I will not be condemned by God
Romans 15:7 Christ accepts me
1 Corinthians 1:30 I have wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption
1 Corinthians 6:19 The Holy Spirit dwells in me
2 Corinthians 5:17 I am a new creation in Christ
Galatians 3:28 I am one with all of you in Christ
Galatians 5:1 I have been set free
Ephesians 1:4 I am chosen, holy, and blameless
1 Thessalonians 1:4 God loves me and chose me
Oh, God, help me to remember who I am in You. Help me to let go of the past and to continue to look to You, the Author and Finisher of my faith. Fill me, Jesus, with Your peace. Renew my joy once again.