Thursday, August 21, 2008

Patience in the Midst of Excitement

When there is a sense God is about to do something extraordinary it is hard to be patient.

That is where I am right now. I was taking my bike ride a couple of days ago and had this awesome sense of anticipation. Something is on the verge of exploding and I am not quite sure what it is. All I know is that I am going to be ready for when God decides the time is right to burst it forth.

In the midst of this anticipation I have also had thoughts of discouragement and hurt popping into my mind. I have to remember to immediately rebuke these thoughts, because they are only what Satan has put there to distract me from what God is doing. I ask God to renew my mind and give me healthy thoughts that will encourage and lift me into His presence.

If we are not aware of this we can easily give into our negative thoughts and before we know it we are overcome with self-doubt, self-pity, and self-distruction. Come against those thoughts. God wants us to grow past this place in our life and go where He is taking us.

Are your kids disappointing you? Do you feel as if you have been overlooked? Do you feel unappreciated? Remember, God is God and He desires to be "I Am" in your life. He wants to be what you need Him to be at this point in your life. He will be the shoulder you can cry on for your children. He will be your number one supporter when no one else is looking, or around.

Don't let Satan win over your thoughts. Take them captive. Think on what is good, lovely, pure, right, admirable, excellent, or praiseworthy. When we do this we are declaring we believe God and are ready to stand up against the enemy of our soul that is trying to destroy us.

So, I am excited about what God is doing. I can become impatient, especially when those discouraging thoughts begin; BUT I REFUSE TO GIVE INTO THOSE THOUGHTS and will continue to patiently wait with excitement, for what God is doing in my life, and those around me.



Great post Cheryl!


Carol said...

Thanks Cheryl. I get victory in daily surrender and immersing my mind in His Word. I meditate on the promises especially for the areas of focus I need the most help with. For example: courage instead of worry and fear. Keep blogging, posting and connecting with your website and e-newsletter it is much appreciated. It is good to know we have one another. Blessings, Carol