What was the first thing that came to mind when you woke up this morning? Beyond what you may feel, know that you are worthy, you can make a difference, and you are a great treasure to the world around you!
When you woke up this morning, God gave you a gift called “today” wrapped in a twenty-four-hour period of time. Always remember how precious this gift is because you can never get back the time that has gone by.
Life is full of ups and downs, twists and turns. Sometimes it seems we are just getting the hang of things when a wave of the “unexpected” comes crashing down. But no matter what kind of storm is going on around us, we don’t have to let the storm get in us. God desires for us to be rooted and grounded in Him. You shouldn’t be flung back and forth, up one day and down the next. You experience joyful days and bad days. God gives you a renewed spirit to communicate with Him and His Word when you are born again.
When you are connected to Him, He becomes your anchor. That’s why we need to meditate on the Word of God every single day.
You have to keep your mind in the right direction. You can’t wait for other people to validate you; you have to believe in and validate yourself. Send yourself some flowers instead of waiting for someone to do so! Every morning, get up and guide your thoughts and emotions in the appropriate way. Declare your faith in the positive, and align your thoughts with those of Christ.
A lot of times, we have a hard time making positive declarations because we aren’t typically taught to say nice things about ourselves. We are taught that if we say good things about ourselves, then we are bragging. However, when you declare what God says about you, when you are speaking His word, you aren’t boasting and bragging on yourself, you’re boasting in the Lord! You’re not talking about your own accomplishments; you are talking about His accomplishments in you. You are boasting about who He made you to be.
Today, be determined to fill yourself up spiritually and emotionally. Connect your mind with heaven. Declare what He says about you. Speak words of faith. Know that He is your ultimate source of strength. Stay steady and grounded in Him so that when the storms of life come, you can stand and see the victory!
“The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” (Matthew 7:25, NIV)