All to often we allow our mistakes or poor choices to limit us going forward in life. We let these mistakes/choices to take root binding us in emotional fears which grow and define us. And there are so many fears that can limit us. You/We can control these fears. Life continues to reveal to me anyway, all is founded in our choices.
I started reading the Bible from the beginning and this time around, this Fact is really jumping out at me. Example: let’s take David who made a real poor choice and it was eating at him, binding him, and affecting his reign as King. Then he chooses to repent, shift his attitude & He seeks God, starts praising God, & looking at hos Blessings which results in making good choices. His Life shifts, is transformed, and begins once again to bear good fruit.
One area for many is the mistakes we make with our financial choices. Or delusion of thinking we “need” to keep up with fads – often expensive fads or as the old saying says: “Keeping up with the Joneses”. All to often these choices of spending are whether you/we actually have the income to support that lifestyle or not.
So the point of this post is that if this post taps you up, you take heed, really take stock of your finances, how you look at yourself and your life. Look at how you are making your decisions & driving your thoughts and “needs”. I had to make those hard choices 4 years ago and Wow what a difference it has made in my life. Yes, I had to make sacrifices – some tough ones in fact however, I can honestly say now I fully understand Romans 8:28: ” we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. ” The part who have been called according to His purpose, I always thought meant a literal ministry type purpose. What I realize now is “called according to His purpose” is our transformation to living in The Way of His plan and purpose for our life. Our being obedient to His Plan and purpose in our creation of Being who we were designed to BE. And while we do minister in all we do there is more to it. It applies to our own personal daily life & our choices, good & bad determine whether all things work to the good. It is through our discernment, growing in wisdom, living in the Love He shares with us that All Things work to the good and All our Needs are supplied and many of our Wants. It is when the “wants” become selfish, greedy, or beyond our means that things no longer work to the good for us. Why? Because we are not living according to His Plan.
That said, Here are a few questions to kick off your review of what you are allowing to limit you/to bind you.
Do you believe being in debt up to our ears & hording Stuff is part of His Plan?
Do you believe speaking bad about yourself and others is His Plan?
Do you believe holding onto and beating yourself up about your mistakes is part of His Plan?
Last one: Do you believe the distruction of our Earth just to have a bunch of our stuff is part of His Plan?
Verse to Ponder: Matthew 18:18 “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. “ Have you really considered this verse? Has it hit you, What you choose to to allow to Bind you and what you choose to let loose of in the Now, are part of the Keys to Heaven & Hell? Right here on Earth in this Life what you choose has consequences in this life and the next.
The imagination of man is like a canvas, what are you painting with your thoughts and words?
Here are a few videos I enjoy & I hope you enjoy too, should you choose to listen. And there are many more encouraging/helpful videos and readings out there. smile
My prayers are with you always as you grow.