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Psalm 19:14 (TLB) May my spoken words and unspoken thoughts be pleasing even to you, O Lord my Rock and my Redeemer.
I’ve heard people like Dr. Charles Stanley, Joel Osteen, and Joyce Meyer all say we have to get in agreement with God. Agreeing with God can sure be tough when what I really want is for God to get in agreement with me.
Agreeing with God can sure be tough when what I really want is for God to get in agreement with me.
Surrender is they only way to agree with God. Surrender. That’s it. Anything short of surrender is rebellion. Rebellion is flat out disobedience. Harsh words? Maybe but necessary for me today.
All week I’ve been struggling with thoughts of jealousy, betrayal, anxiety, and unforgiveness; resurrected memories of hurtful events in the past. Here’s the thing, if I focus on these long enough I head straight to the place I don’t want to go — a self-pity party. I want God to make it better, change the situation, or correct that person when I’m the one that needs correcting.
I thought I surrendered all of this to Jesus months ago and HERE IT IS AGAIN?? Then, on the way home from work the light bulb finally went on, the enemy was messing with me! Once I recognized the pattern (because I’ve been to this party before), I realized that no matter what I’ve experienced before, God is bigger. Bigger than the people who hurt me. Bigger than these wrong thoughts.
Psalm 19:14 provides a comforting reminder that He knows my struggles and provides His strength to overcome. He says my words (event the words I speak to myself) and thoughts should be pleasing to Him. All I have to do is agree.