Have you lost your mind?
Or have you lost control of your mind?
It seems you can’t get yourself out of the entrapment of your own thoughts. You allow guilt to speak…to scream louder than grace.
What or who have you surrendered your thoughts to? Who is the one controlling your mind?
Could it be that you are allowing guilt to be the decision maker. Fear to be the driving force as to whether you take something on. Shame to be the very thing that leads you into isolation. The feeling of loosing all control…loosing your mind…it’s almost unbearable. You feel completely alone in this prison but in all actuality…you aren’t. There are just so many that seem to be in this same prison. It is overwhelming.
The thing is…if you were to push past guilt, fear…the shame past the threshold of that prison door, that is actually wide open, there is freedom waiting. A freedom, where the Lord will impart to you the very thing that will bring you out of those thoughts. He will bring you out of the prison that those thoughts hold you to.
Is it really the enemy keeping you in there? You seem to be the one that is keeping yourself from stepping over the threshold of His grace. Who’s your real enemy in this season? Who is keeping you from being the receiver of the very grace that was meant to empower you. Think about it…who have you handed this power over to?
Grace is not just undeserved favor, it is also the operational power of God. It gives you the ability to do what you could not do before.
Remember, Mercy is not getting what you deserve.
Grace is getting what you don’t deserve. When you receive something you don’t deserve, it typically ignites something in you to steward it well. Receiving grace, is your first step to believing in you. It is your first step of you loving you, and you receiving love. Steward the gift of grace well…allow it to empower you to step out of the entrapment of your thoughts!
Let’s be clear…Grace is not supplied to stay in sin, but imparted to you, for you to come out of sin!
“But He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. I have been a fool! You forced me to it, for I ought to have been commended by you. For I was not at all inferior to these super-apostles, even though I am nothing. The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works.”
2 Corinthians 12:9-12
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