“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” –Hebrews 13:5
Have you ever went to a restaurant and ordered something, but regretted it once you saw someone else’s plate?
There you are eating the food off your plate, while staring at that delicious, unbelievably sultry dish.
That looks so good. What was I thinking? Why didn’t I order that?
Analyzing every single aspect of their meal….
Envying their excellent taste and prevision.
You may even be bold enough to ask for a taste.
It’s not your plate.
You did not do anything to make them order the plate.
You made a choice and you need to own it.
I used to get mad when I would hear motivational speakers say:
“Your life is a direct reflection of what you have said and believed.”
I would make up all sorts of excuses to that.
Yes, that word is true. But what about the the tragedies and surprises that happens in our life? What about those things?
The truth is….life happens. I know that. But we still have a responsibility over some of the things that we allow in our lives.
I believe what the Bible says about sowing and reaping. I also believe what it says about speaking things into existence.
If you believe in your heart, and confess with your mouth it will come to pass (Romans 10:9).
“Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways” (Job 22:28).
I could say, a pit of darkness..if you confess the wrong things.
“For as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he” (Proverbs 23:7).
Whatever you sow, you will reap (Galatians 6:7)
That includes your motives, actions, and words.
If you sow an apple tree…don’t expect to get a peach tree.
If you sow seeds of anger, bitterness, fear, lust and hate…..
You will reap it.
If you sow words–which are seeds–of:
I am a failure.
I will never make it….
They always get better chances than me…
I will never get the chances they got…
I can never get ahead….
This is impossible….
I will never accomplish my dreams….
Whatever you sow, you reap. –Galatians 6:7
You will reap a harvest.
You may never say it out loud, but on the inside, these thoughts are running rampant.
And since your sowing seeds of failure, you will reap a harvest:
A life of emptiness and grief. You will end up making dumb decisions that effect your future.
They ordered their days–confessed and declared the day before them, believing God for what they asked for, standing in faith for what God had promised them, even through the trials and tribulations–and it came to pass. They received what they asked for.
God delivered to them what they desired. God gave them what He promised.
Be satisfied with your portion.
Focus on your order.
Stop picking at and trying to taste other people’s orders.
And if you feel dread over the plate of your life, ashamed of what has been brought before you based on your actions, words and thoughts…
If you believe in your heart, and confess with your heart it will come to pass.
Know that you can reverse it. Know you can send your plate back.
You can ask for a new order. A fresh clean plate. A fresh clean start.
You can ask for another plate. You can ask God, in Jesus Name, for brand new life. You can ask Jesus to renew your life, and renew your mind so that you can live the life He intended for you from the beginning.
And you get it the same way: by asking.
And believing, and confessing.
“I believed, therefore I have spoken.” (Psalm 116:10& 2 Corinthians 4:13)
“Whosoever will believe in me shall not perish shall have everlasting life” (John 11:25).
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).
When you accept, acknowledge, and honor Jesus fully as your personal Lord and Controller of your life, you receive a new life.
And you do it the same way you got to the plate of dysfunction.
You believe in your heart, confess with your mouth and know that God will correct, renew, and transform your mind, your heart and your life.
You can not do it alone.
God promised He will never leave you by yourself.
“For he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee…..” (Hebrews 13:5).
And He said:
“My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness….” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
God will give you the grace and the strength to go through the storms and trials so you can become all He made you to be.
I am able and equipped to do all God is telling me to do!
I am able in Him to accomplish all He has in store for me!
Don’t despair. For if He will give you the strength to live the life He called you to–you are more than capable of living it.
In Christ, this plate is full of goodness that surpasses all the bad dishes in the world you have received. The platter is full of life, love, joy and blessings forevermore.
And even if life hands you a bad plate–you now have the option, as a brand new child of God and a believer in Jesus Christ, to send it back and let God take care of it.
I love you all.
I can not wait to see the glorious platter the Father has prepared for you!
Give me a shout out on the comments below, and tell me the new life God has given you through faith in Jesus Christ.
P.S. If you have any questions or stories to share, feel free to open up! I will be glad to answer whatever concerns you have.