Philippians 4:8-9 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.
Do you ever lie awake at night with your mind spinning in a thousand different directions? Spending hour after hour with the "I wonders". I wonder why she said that. I wonder what will happen at work tomorrow. I wonder if I will ever find a mate. I wonder if I will ever have a baby. I wonder how I will be able to pay my bills. Maybe it's the "What ifs". What if I don't find a job. What if I never find a mate. What if something happens to a loved one. On and on the "I wonders" and "what ifs" go, until it's morning and your exhausted!!
The truth is, this is an attack of the enemy to keep you living in confusion and doubt!! Confusion and doubt are not from God!!!! Whenever you start to see the "I wonders and what ifs" coming on, remember the words of Paul to the Philippian Church. We shouldn't be thinking about "I wonder and what if". We should be thinking on what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and worthy of praise. As Christians, we should be thinking of these good things. You see, if we buy into what the enemy tells us it can prevent us from receiving from God, by faith, the answer to our prayer. In Mark 11:23-24 Jesus doesn't say "Whatever you ask for in prayer, "wonder" if you will receive, He says "believe" and you will receive. That leaves no room for confusion and doubt!!!
This devotion was written from the heart of Beth Reed. My prayer this week is that when you feel the "I wonder and what ifs" coming on, you will remember the words of Paul.
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