Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Burning the lies!
21 So Elisha left him and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant.
There are things that we need to get rid of for the life that God has called us to.
Most of my life I have encouraged others believing that God had great plans for everyone else. I had hoped that He had great plans for me too, but I believed that I wasn’t good enough, that I surely didn’t deserve to have a greater plan. I believed lies that I wasn’t good enough to ever even succeed, because after all, I have tried at things and they were hard, and I didn’t perservere. There were things I tried and it just didn’t work out for whatever reason. My dreams seem so big that someone as small as me could accomplish something so big, and so world changing.
Who would ever listen to me? What words could I ever say that people would even take seriously? No one would ever choose me anyway, so how on earth could anyone listen to me about being chosen?
Well, the truth is no one would listen to me, but the words that God gives me, those words, will be listened to.
We talked this weekend about burning the plows that keep us from Jesus and His greater plan for us.
I have been thinking so much about what should I burn? I think the thing I need to burn is the lies that I have been spoken to me and I believed my whole life. Those lies have had such an impact on my life, things I didn’t even realize.
I am defined by a God who loves me. Who is in me!