Stop Focusing on Negative Emotions
This is a subject we have heard much about, (and Steven Furtick might not be to everyone's liking), but: ''Is familiarity keeping you from God's favor''? We might not realize that certain emotions are so familiar and dear to us, it can be stress, it can be pain, it can be even depression that keeps you in your jail of familiarity, it feels better than to let go of it and receive His favor for today. We prefer the routine, even the fear or pain or a too big load instead of giving it up to Him: it feels so familiar. ''Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.'' Psalm 55:19b. When I am stuck on how things should be, ''they have always been this way!'', then I am blind to the new things He has prepared for me. Yes, we know all this - but still, it is hard to change and it doesn't talk about our circumstances: It is in our heart we need that change. I think the worse place is when we think you don't need any change, it is all good the way it is. -- Well, it is so good to preach to others, but this is for me, ha! (and whoever might be too familiar with things in his/her life).