When I hit this part of the study.....basically, I just stopped studying. I didn't want to uncover the root of the hurtful words. Maybe because I have told myself those things for so long, I actually believe them. Whatever the reason, I was running from God's truth about me.
Then I came upon another on-line Bible study on Jennifer Rothschild's book.....Me, Myself, & Lies. So without really exploring it, I purchased the book and was super excited about starting the study. Are you familiar with this book? Do you know the subject? It's about cleaning out your thought closet.
Ok.....who's laughing? Because really, it is funny. Who, besides me, can see the irony in this? Who besides me can see that God is not going to let me walk away from this topic. Who, besides me, believes God is telling me that it's time I turned and faced whatever fear is holding me back from cleaning up my thoughts. But it's more than just about cleaning up my thoughts. It's about recognizing, accepting, and believing who I am in Christ.
How can I say that God will do this for others and not for me? I cannot. That would put God in a box and limit Him. What fears do you face today, This Day? Turn and face them with me as we find strength in God together.
Peace and Joy,
Psalm 138:8 (NIV) The LORD will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O LORD, endures forever—do not abandon the works of your hands.