May 13, 2016
Father, why do I listen to people I call haters? I mean, if I call them haters, which means they don’t want anything good for me, they don’t have my best interest at heart and they are not going to say, do or think anything positive about me, why do I listen to them?
Lord, I think I listen to them because their doubt about me and my abilities, their cruel criticisms and their unkind view of me speaks to a part of me that feels the same way about myself that they do. Something, in the deep recesses of who I am, agrees with what the haters are saying about me.
Father, I know what you say about me but, I still have doubts about myself. I know you trust me with the assignments and the gifts you’ve given me but, I don’t fully trust myself. Lord, when I stop and think about it, maybe my biggest hater is my flesh, which is waging war against my spirit person.
Father, help me to see myself the way you see me. Help me to acknowledge the good in me, my accomplishments and, not dwell on my down sides and failures. Help me to embrace my spirit person and allow my flesh, which loves sin, to die. Help me to embrace your encouraging words about me and not the words of my detractors. Help me to move beyond my critics that speak to me from inside my mind.
I want to love me the way that you love me! Help me Father, in Jesus name I pray. Amen.
Deuteronomy 28:13 Romans 7:21 – 25
Psalm 139:14 – 16 Romans 8:13
Matthew 26:41 I Corinthians 2:14
Luke 12:6 – 7 Philippians 4:8 – 9
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