20 Days of Believing God – Day 2
A number of years ago, my wife, Robyn, ruined the floors in three rooms of our house. It was thousands of dollars in damage. Money we didn’t have.
I won’t even go in to how she did it. That’s not important. The floors were ruined.
Can you blame me for feeling annoyed with her? (That’s the kind way of saying I was angry!)
You’d probably feel the same way if your wife (or husband) did what she did.
There was a problem though with how I was feeling. What I didn’t mention was that the damage to the floors occurred in my dream. None of it was real.
That didn’t stop me from waking up in the middle of the night and feeling annoyed with her though…until I realized the truth.
So why was I so upset? After all, it was only a dream.
Because my mind was not able to distinguish between what was real and what was not. I believed something was true, when in fact it wasn’t. The wrong thought then led to a wrong feeling.
Our thoughts are powerful and will determine how we feel and act today. What are you believing? About God? About your circumstances? About yourself? Is it true? Or do you just think it’s true?
This is key: sometimes we can believe something for so long that we just come to believe it’s true. When, in fact, it’s not.
If you don’t know the truth, then your feelings, actions and words will be based on something false. How you treat your spouse or children or co-workers is based on what you believe.
How you respond to your financial situation today will depend on your beliefs, as well. Do you believe God sees your situation? That He understands what you’re facing? Do you believe He’s true to His promises?
Romans 12:1-2 says:
And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.
We will only experience the good, pleasing and perfect will He has for us as we allow Him to change the way we think.
So what does God have to say about you and your circumstances today? What does He say about Himself?
You need to know if you’re going to experience the life He has for you.