FRESH START MONDAY – Long Post – this is a “take your mobile device with you type” you know like to lunch, or instead of a magazine – to the bathroom, lol – My triggers ganged up and came out this weekend and whoa, it was something else– AND today the universe decided to use another’s trigger to work mine.
Friend calls (oh I got the 5:45 call, so it was not her) and tells me about a scenario that by giving into something, a mess was created. She was upset by the responses that she received. I prayed and listened, calmly explained what I was hearing from her and asked questions for clarification, and prayed again. However, God used that for me to see that while this statement “I got this” no longer causes me the internal stressors that it has, I STIIILLLLLLL GOT TONS OF WORK TO BE DONE.
Many of our triggers, (stressors) come from an area within where our beliefs about ourselves have become self-limiting. This happens because of someone else’s words, deeds and our own perception of what we believe the intent of another. As a result, we assimilate that self-limiting behavior into our mind, body and soul and the enemy whose job is to kill, steal and destroy, truly has our assistance in doing that – how? Because we begin to use words like, I can’t, it won’t work, I’ll try, see I told you s/he would do that, it’s not my fault, etc. and the biggest one is BUT. We are hurt by events that are precipitated, (triggered, activated, sparked, prompted) by others words actions and deeds. What we are feeling, our emotions, flows out of our thoughts. We, unfortunately can become – very defensive, aggressive with no filters or “I need to please” everyone thus making us feel inadequate, in some way shape or form and that builds FEAR in us.
In biblical prespective – let us review three scriptures:
“Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
“Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your very great reward.” Genesis 15:1
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.” Isaiah 41:10
The mind is the battlefield for one aspect of spiritual warfare as the demonic kingdom puts ideas into us to question all that we know about God. When they can get us to DOUBT any measure of God’s perfect love, power and provision for us, then fear overwhelm us.
Understanding and revelation from God’s word, coupled with a proactive application of that truth represents faith in action. The perfect love of the Father drives out fear but that must come from revelation not just head knowledge!
Today – I want you to meditate on this song – It was released in 1972 and it became one of this groups biggest hit singles to date, the last single the group released prior to them leaving Motown- which was a place of comfort even though it was uncomfortable in many aspects to their careers and they were not properly compensated.
This is also a testament to how hard this journey is and how necessary for some it may be to stick to it. Be Blessed today!
“Neither One Of Us”
It’s sad to think, we’re not gonna make it
And it’s gotten to the point where we just can’t fake it (Ooo)
For some unGodly reason we just won’t let it die (let it die)
I guess neither one of us (neither one of us)
Wants to be the first to say good bye
I keep on wondering (wondering)
What I’m gonna do with out ya (do without you)
And I guess you must be wondering that same thing too (Ooo)
So we go on, go on together living a lie (living our lie)
Because neither one of us (neither one of us)
Wants to be the first to say good bye
Oooooh ev’rytime I find the nerve
Everytime I find the nerve to say I’m leavin’ (leavin’)
Oh, memories, those old memories get in my way (my way my way)
Oh (Ooo) Lord knows it’s only me only knows it’s only me
That I’m deceiving
When it comes to saying good bye
That’s a simple word that I just cannot say
There can be no way, there can be no way
This can have a happy ending (happy ending)
So we just go on (we go on) hurting and pretending
And convincing ourselves to give it just one more try (one more try)
Because neither one of us (Neither one of us)
Wants to be the first to say
Neither one of us (neither one of us) Wants to be the first to say
Neither one of us (Neither one of us) wants to be the first to say
Farewell my love, goodbye (goodbye)