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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Miss Worst Case Scenario

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalms 139:23-24

I thank God for his faithfulness in showing us ourselves if we are willing to look. I am/was Miss. Worst Case Scenario.... I admit it, I accept it as a weakness and a sin, I asked God to forgive me for playing this role, and to deliver me from it and I claim victory from it! I never thought of it as a bad thing actually, but it's funny how our past sinful life teaches us to always be on guard, paranoid, and on the look-out for the evil lurking in the shadows and eventually those shadows follow us around like a perpetual cartoon character with the thundercloud and lightning bolt over its head( yep, you know which one I am talking about). Unfortunately I was that cartoon character. No matter how good a situation was and is, I would and until recently ( I am claiming victory!!) still brace myself and try to prepare for the "worst case scenario" in the situation. Eventually this persona takes over your life, and you become cynical, negative, presumptuous about and even predicting worst case scenario's. I thank God and my true friends for pointing this out about me, because honestly, I never really realized this about myself and I was blinded by it and couldn't see myself.

I had a spiritual epiphany or breakthrough last night, we had a message in bible class about being free. God brought back a particular comment that a friend made to me about always seeing things negatively, My response was "I am not negative, but a realist". That is when I realized that when you trust in God, there is no such thing as being a realist, or a worst case scenario (unless you disobey God and do things in and of yourself in the flesh). God doesn't give us his worst, yes he gives us tests and trials, but then they are only to make us stronger so what is worst case about that? Worst case thinking causes is us to doubt, to waver, to not glorify God and to let enemy plant seeds that cultivate an unGodly way of thinking. This state of mind can cause us to miss our blessings James 1:6-9 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

Thinking positive and remembering the goodness of God and his blessings is a start to help you overcome always thinking about "worst case scenario's". Philippians 4:8 tells us : Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

If we think on these things there won't be any room for worst case scenario's. Only thoughts of knowing Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Why is this important? Scripture plainly tells us in Proverbs 23:7For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he .

If we continuously think in worst case scenario, then we accept worst case scenarios, eventually we will give worst case scenarios, and our children will accept this and become another generation of worst case scenario thinkers and doers. Bottom line, if you think worse, then you will give God your worse. So as single mothers let us ask God for help from the condemnations of the enemy concerning our past, present and future situations. Embrace the freedom and life that you have with God, and allow him to work his best through you so that you can pass it along to your children. That's what being a mother is all about right???

Stay blessed and encouraged!!!