Straight from My Heart A Check up
Sometimes I get so busy that I forget to sit down and listen to what God has to say to me. I have been honest and frank.. A lot of my thoughts are pretty raw and it shows the real me. Maybe you can relate.
I hear testimonies of how God is working in their life and I wonder if they are who they say they are , I wonder if God is truly authentic. Celebrities seem to be perky on the television but what are they like at home and when no one is looking?
How come these people are getting all the attention?
A friend of mine said something very profound. It probrally took them a while to be where they are today. \being a celebrity didn't come automatically. They still have their days.
I have to admit that I am judgmental when I listen to stories of success I ask myself was I truly listening to their story and God's voice or to the enemies lies.
I would love to be on Television and I would like to see my writing to be promoted and for people to take notice . How come they to do this and I do not. I fell into this pity party trap.
As I was writing I heard God speak into my heart in his still small voice that God is the one who promotes you. S eek God first and have him to promote you. Don't let the world or the church promote you but let God promote you.
God is the one who builds us up.
I guess sometimes I fall into the trap that people only see my limitations . In side my heart I wonder if people will see Jesus. My focus is not on Jesus but on myself. What others think of me is their opinion and it is only a opinion.
I am sometimes not focused on what the Holy Spirit is speaking into my life. . I need to listen and depend on the Holy Spirit 24/7 . I want Jesus to permeate his love and his light,to radiate in me so that people will know I am in touch with Jesus all the time.
This months devotional I am reading on is about adversity and I have to admit I am not really excited about it.
As I write in my journal I hear the small soft voice from the Holy Spirit It's God's word. God's word is truth. Ask me to speak to you and I will speak through my word.
I realize I need Gods correction in my heart big time.
I need to rest and listen to God's voice and slow down.
Jesus I commit to listening to your Holy Spirit on a regular basis for everything.
I commit to reading your word dilgently.
I am going to complain less and pray more.
I remember who I am ! in Christ and I ask Jesus for you to promote me and not myself,