Proverbs 18:21 ESV
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.
This morning I found myself reaching out to a few close friends and prayer partners asking for prayer this morning. As I sent the text request GOD quickly took me to this scripture. HE gave me the word balance. We often speak one way while actually feeling another. Your feelings do not count, because they are subject to change. HE had me reflect over the words that were being tossed around in my mind at that moment. HE said pay attention to the things that come after the words I AM. HE went on to say. I live inside of you, and when you find thoughts that begin with I AM, but end in the opposite of what I actually AM, that is the enemy of your soul speaking to you in the first person. The enemy is trying to convince you that you are something that you are not. If you listen to him, and you begin to focus on what you feel or the thoughts being spoken to your spirit by the enemy you will operate from a place of fear and not faith. Remember that faith is what pleases me and what extinguishes all of his fiery darts. Speak both life out of your mouth and to yourself! For GOD has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind!
I know you may be thinking that it's easier to say than to do. I am here to tell you, that in and of itself is proof that it's not GOD who is speaking to your spirit at this time. Yes, you may be in a situation that is unfavorable, hard, seeming as though the cards are stacked against you. Yet, the truth of the matter is that GOD has promised to never leave nor forsake you. The truth is that GOD has said HE will be with you always, even until the end of the world. Truth is, that those who wait on the LORD will never be put to shame. Truth is, no weapon formed against you shall prosper. Truth is that GOD has prepared a table before you in the presence of your enemies. Truth is GOD is for you and when GOD is for you, that is always more than the world against you.
Stay encouraged people of GOD! Stay focused and continue to speak life. Try the spirit and if it does not line up with GOD's words, operate in your GOD given power and authority and destroy it with the power given to you by Heaven!