How many times have you used this phrase: “I’m not _____ enough?”
The words used to fill in the blank above may have been: Smart, pretty, strong, good!
Do not allow yourself to live in silent defeat.
A gift is a special ability to do something. It is also something that is given and cannot be earned. The Lord has equipped each and every one of us with a gift that destroys the negative statements above. Some gifts require additional parts, such as batteries, that are not included. The gifts that are God-given include everything that is necessary to function properly. Every gift given by our Father, serves the same purpose…
“And serve each other according to the gift each person has received, as good managers of God’s diverse gifts.” 1 Peter 4:10 CEB
When God gave His Son Jesus, it was not for the benefit of some but for all.
“God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life.” John 3:16 CEB
When Jesus chose His closest cabinet- the 12, it was for them to spread the word of life to everyone…
“And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.” Mark 16:15-16 NKJV
Mental fitness is like physical fitness. We must work at it and not allow ourselves or others to become stunted in our growth. It’s a process but overtime, with separation from negativity and gravitation towards spiritual discipline, your statement of defeat can change to:
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Every skill is learnable as well as any negative/positive habit. Put down the mental junk food and pick up some healthy choices.
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” III John 1:2 NKJV