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Today's Word: Dec 01, 2021
What do you do when the odds are against you and nothing is working right? Sometimes we call on our friends or our spouse, but they can only do so much. When you call on the source, the Creator of the universe, that's when things happen that you couldn't make happen. God wants us to depend on Him. We have to recognize that we are limited, that we have restrictions.
By ourselves, we'll get stuck, but when we ask God to help us, when we turn to our Creator, supernatural things happen. He is unlimited and has unlimited resources. He controls the universe, and the good news is that He wants to help you. He wants to heal you, to free you, to increase you, to take you places that you've never dreamed. He's longing to be good to you. Now it's time to go to the source. What you couldn't do in your own strength, God is going to make happen.
Believe and declare that you are strong, you are victorious, and you are able. You're going to accomplish dreams bigger than you imagined, overcome obstacles that look insurmountable, and reach the fullness of your destiny!
Friend, no matter how big the obstacle, no matter what limitations have slowed you down in the past—know that your tomorrow is good and in God’s hands! No matter what your story has been, God is writing for your future.
Early in my marriage, I wasn't careful to weigh my words with Joel. I was used to doing things the way I wanted them done, and I thought he should get with the program. I wasn't speaking to him the gracious words that I wanted him to speak to me. I'll never forget how God spoke to me one day and said, "Victoria, if you don't begin to choose your words wisely, you're going to be sorry." He basically said to me, "Your own words are going to work against you." It brought tears to my eyes, and I realized just how serious this matter was. I had to focus on the grace I should be extending to Joel with my words.
Sometimes we just throw caution to the wind with our words, not thinking they're going to return to us. But what you say to and about others is going to affect you. The writer of Proverbs says we are going to eat from the fruit of our lips. We need to carefully choose the words we speak to others, because the truth is that we are going to be a product of what we say.
My question to you is, are you a person who is making positive deposits of kindness and compassion in other people's lives, someone who is adding value to their lives? Or are you someone who is making withdrawals from other people's emotional banks, someone who is depleting the value of their lives through criticism and negativity? Do you have a building mentality, someone who is using your words and actions to have a positive influence on the lives around you?
We need to realize that as daughters and sons of the living God, we are builders of people and the kingdom of God. We are intended to create with our words. The apostle Paul says, "Never let ugly or hateful words come from your mouth, but instead let your words become beautiful gifts that encourage others; do this by speaking words of grace to help them" (Ephesians 4:29). Not only can you build people up with your words, but you can find the best in them and bring it out of them. Your words can be the glue that holds your relationships together when you speak positive, faith-filled words to others.
It's easy to see what's wrong with others, and it's easy to cut people down and be at odds with them. But it takes a builder to see what's right and to know how to help them. You can make a difference in the lives of the people around you by making grace-filled deposits into their accounts. Be a builder today.
If God showed you what He has in store, where He’s taking you, it would not only excite you, you would not only be amazed, but when you see what it’s going to take to get you there—the giants you’re going to have to face, the lonely nights, the betrayals, the closed doors, the Pharaohs you’re going to stand before—you would think, “No thanks, God. I’ll just stay where I am.” One reason God doesn’t show us is He knows we would talk ourselves out of it.