After a beautiful weekend celebrating my mom and all that she’s been to me over the years, I thought it fitting to share an excerpt I read from Joyce Meyer’s book, “Battlefield of the Mind.” It’s a passage that should forever change the way you view your life if you have children or desire to have children one day.
“Your decision to obey God affects other people, and when you decide to disobey God, that also affects others. You may disobey God and choose to stay in the wilderness, but please keep in mind that if you now have or ever have children, your decision will keep them in the wilderness with you. They may manage to get themselves out when they are grown, but I can assure you they will pay a price for you disobedience.
Your life might be in better shape now if someone in your past had obeyed God.”
If there’s anything that I wouldn’t do for myself, I would definitely do for my child! My mother was and still is the supreme example of a mother’s love and sacrifice and I’d be happy to be half the mother that she’s been to me. Reading this passage struck a cord with me and I hope it strikes a cord with you. I believe in generational curses but also believe that they can be broken. Every stronghold that has kept you from pushing forward can end with you if you adopt the Word in your heart and live it out loud as an example to others, especially your children.
Who cares what you’re used to or how you think it should be done? What has God placed on your heart? Who has God called you to be? Accept the fact that your life is bigger than you and take full responsibility for it.
“People living in the vanity of their own mind not only destroy themselves, but far too often, they bring destruction to others around them.” ~ Joyce Meyer, “Battlefield of the Mind”
2 Corinthians 10:4,5 reads “We use God’s mighty weapons, not worldly weapons, to knock down the strongholds of human reasoning and to destroy false arguments.”
Isaiah 55:8 reads “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways…”
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