Write it Down — Then Tear it Up!

“For­get­ting those things which are behind and reach­ing for­ward to those things which are ahead.” Php 3:13 NKJV

There will always be peo­ple who speak ill of you. “Shell nev­er amount to any­thing… His par­ents were noth­ing his grand­par­ents were noth­ing, and he’s going to be noth­ing too!” The ques­tion is: Who are you going to believe, God or your crit­ics? Accord­ing to Scrip­ture: ‘Anyone…in Christ…is a new cre­ation; old things have passed away…all things have become new’ (2 Co 5:17 NKJV). God says that by His grace you’re going to prove your crit­ics wrong, so stop lis­ten­ing to their neg­a­tive pre­dic­tions. Stop believ­ing the fam­i­ly mem­bers, school­teach­ers, employ­ers, and so—called “friends” who try to put you down. Turn a deaf ear to racism and sex­ism. Jesus said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free’ (Jn 8:32 NlV). Renew your mind dai­ly with the truth of God’s Word (See Ro 12:1–2). You may have been abused, mis­used, reject­ed, and neglect­ed, but it’s time to for­get those things that are behind and start reach­ing for­ward. When God speaks a word over your life, as far as He’s con­cerned it has already been accom­plished; it’s ‘a done deal!’ Now it’s your job to believe it, speak it, and walk in the real­i­ty of it each day. When some­one says some­thing that leaves a scar on your heart and mind, do this:
(1) Write it down on a piece of paper.
(2) Ask God to help you for­give them and to erase the scar.
(3) Tear up the paper, toss it into the garbage, and “press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Php 3:14 NKJV).

Source: The Word for You Today – Super­Chan­nel, Orlan­do, FL, USA. Pub­lished on 03/28/2017