Moms, I have heaviness on my heart today, and I am pretty sure I am not alone.
Does negativity ever feel like it is taking over your life?
I really am a positive person. In fact, I strive to be the opposite of “Negative Nancy” or “Debbie Downer,” but then real life stuff gets thrown at me, and I feel I just can’t help it. What I am finding is the more I talk about it, the more the fire burns. The more upset I get, the more tired I get, and the more discouraged I get is all grounds for the enemy to use that negativity against me. God will use EVERYTHING for good…but only if I let Him.
Today, I had a long chat with myself (don’t you love those – you don’t have to worry about anyone talking back); and I decided TODAY is the day! It is the moment in time I get to do something about it. I get to make a difference despite the negative comments; I get to stand up for what I believe in; I get to be courageous as God has called me to; and I will get to see the fruit of my obedience when I trust He will use negative for good. Joshua 1:9 tells us, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
It is so easy in this world to go with the flow, and not get in the game. But oh dear Mom, the opportunities we miss sitting on the sidelines. We were made to be conquerors – WE ARE MOMS!! We were designed for hard stuff, and let me tell you, with God on your side there is nothing impossible! Matthew 19:26 says, “With God all things are possible.”
Will you join me today in deciding to not let negativity take root in your heart? I want to encourage you to embrace all God has for you, don’t let the enemy steal your joy! I made some hard decisions today about letting God use my negativity. The funny thing is, I feel freedom for the first time in months, and I am trusting God will use it ALL for good! I pray you join me…
BE REAL – BE YOU!