The scripture says in Proverbs, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Just a few words, but very powerful as we will see. One thing to know – because we are created in the image of God, we need to think of ourselves JUST as how HE sees us!! But by our own power and efforts, we cannot see ourselves as He sees us. Let me give an example:
I heard of a 12-year-old boy who was raised in a dysfunctional home, where there was much disapproval and rejection. One day he was in school. He accidentally spilled a bottle of ink and it dumped out on the floor right in front of the teacher’s desk. This teacher, in front of the class, I guess out of frustration on her part, yelled to him that he was a “stupid fool, a loser” and would “never amount to anything in his life.” Now, we know that this was contrary to God’s view of us!! But, unknowingly, she prophesied to him that he would never amount to anything in the world! Again, on the contrary, this is NOT the way God sees us. We are made in His image!!!
But in the boy’s mind, the thoughts and words were ringing. So, the words that were spoken over him, he fulfilled in his life. He failed with his family and with his businesses. Now as hard as we try on our own, through psychiatry and all the help we can find, the words ringing in the back of our minds don’t go away very easily.
But because God created us in His image and He loves us so much and cares about us so much, His way is the PERFECT way. As Jesus knocks at the door of our hearts, as we let Him in, His Holy Spirit is sealed in us. The Spirit of God is working in our hearts and minds and brings healing and deliverance from all those memories and hurts. No self-efforts will achieve what Jesus promises us. But be of good heart, we have the Great Healer who lives within us!!
Know today that God loves you SO very, very, very much!! God bless you all,