Light in the Darkness

Our mind has so much power that we often forget. Power over others, but also power over ourselves. Whether positive or negative thoughts, it sets the tone for how we view ourselves and others.

I’ve struggled a lot with this lately. Unfortunately, the negativity reared its ugly head up at me. As a first year teacher trying to plan my wedding I have felt inadequate quite frequently lately. My body has literally taken up the defensive side to get my stress levels to go away. Even a week off for fall break didn’t seem to help much. I often envy how men can categorize their thoughts and only focus on one thing at a time. It will always be a mystery to me how they do…

My mind is 100 miles a minute all day long and sometimes even during my sleep. I have found that when I am staying late at work to prepare for tomorrow, I am not getting things done at home, or for the wedding, or preparing the apartment for after the wedding. Or vice versa. When I leave on time at work I am leaving something undone for tomorrow. Something is always being put on the back burner. Something is always left undone.

So I feel inadequate. 

I should’ve completed my thank you cards.
I should’ve unpacked 2 more boxes.
I should’ve painted the table for the wedding.
I should’ve made copies for my small group.
I should’ve picked up this or done that.

So I turned to Jesus. And you know what he says, “This is the message we have heard from Him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.” (1 John 1:5-7)

Negativity is driving out Jesus. So believe His word. His truth. His love.
Believe it.

Stop believing whatever lie you have convinced yourself is truth.

I thought I was inadequate to teach. How can that be? He has called me to teach, therefore I cannot be inadequate. One of my favorite sayings is:

God does not call the qualified. He qualifies the called.

It’s time we start believing God’s truth and not what Satan is trying to tell us through our own thoughts.

You are capable.
You are loved.
You are beautiful.
You are enough.

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