Here is a lesson I have had to repeat, recently.
My prayer is that, this time, I actually learn it and walk in it.
My hope is that, in sharing this with you, you will be helped in your walk.
The goal is not to shine a light on me, but to reveal the love of God in you.
A Lesson on Personal Behavior.
All our outcomes in this life are the result of our behavior. People always reveal themselves in the way they react to your behavior. Depending on how others react to your behavior, you have the opportunity to remain humble, the opportunity to forgive, or the opportunity to learn from it. How others react to you reveals who they are, more than anything, and is, for the most part, none of your business.
How you behave is every bit of your business.
All behavior is an expression of your beliefs.
“A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” – Luke 6:45, NIV, and “ For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he…” Proverbs 23:7 KJV
If you have noticed that your outcomes are not, say, exactly pleasing to, you, your family, the Lord, or anyone else, for that matter, it might be time to go to what it is you believe. If you want to change your outcomes, change what you believe is true about you.
Stupid is doing the same thing over and over, expecting different results.
STOP BEING STUPID!
I can say this because, I am learning this lesson as we speak.
I am learning that, if what I believe about myself contradicts what the Bible says about me, as a Child of God, then I am either a hypocrite, or ignorant, or just plain stupid.
The good news is, ignorance can be fixed. The bad news is, stupid is forever.
Start Here: You are the redeemed of Christ, so stop being stupid, and learn from this event.
We can start learning by asking ourselves the following questions:
1. What do you believe about you as a person?
2. What do you believe you are worthy or unworthy to experience?
3. What do you believe about love and happiness in your life?
4. What do you believe about your success and prosperity?
5. This is the crucial question: How do you believe God sees you, right now?
When you honestly answer these questions, you will see that your life is a physical manifestation of what you believe is true about you.
This series will show you what I have recently learned about these questions, and how I have learned to see through a new lens.
There is a reason Jesus said, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” – John 8:32 NIV
Walk with me and let me share with you what I have learned about the difference between knowing a truth, and understanding THE truth.
I love you in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, Savior and Big Brother.
Let’s Be About it!
David G. Perkins