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Changing your perception…

By Joanna Rollins

As women we often find ourselves operating in some form of pride, fear, control, doubt, low self-esteem, envy and/or strife.  These operating systems lead us to a place of brokenness and confusion about what our life outlook will be.  We struggle with the insecurity of not knowing if God really has a strategic and genuine purpose for us, because we are so focused on things that are more harmful than helpful.

This struggle often finds women in a place of aborting or abandoning the gifts that have been placed inside of them due to an inward battle that is displayed outwardly.  This daily battle is something that every woman faces due to a lack of trusting in the Lord with all thine heart.

We cannot believe that trusting every illegal image can co-habitat together and expect for it to bring about a positive result.  When we trust God, we have to redirect our feelings and focus on what we know about God and what God has said.  In Numbers 23:19 (“God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?) .  If God has declared anything over your life, you must believe that it is he and he alone that will perform that which has been spoken.  The job of the adversary is to force us to look at our circumstances negatively instead of being assured that “being confident in this very thing….” (Philippians 1:6 KJV)

In order to change your perception and the inward inequalities you have to breakdown Proverbs 3:4-5 to effectively apply it to your life.   Point I: Requires real trust; trust is defined as (to rely or depend on). You cannot change who you are until you rely and depend on the one who created you.  You are the imagery of God and the perception of you is nothing less than greatness.  Not only are you to rely on him but your heart has to be connected to the one you are trusting.  Once there is a firm bond between your heart and God, then and only then will your understanding begin to change.  The writer state that we must not lean to what we believe is our truth and trust in the truth bearer.

Point II: Acknowledging who God is can sometimes be overlooked as something important to do.  When we begin to recognize who he is in every area of our lives, then he can freely direct our paths; he can make those crooked places straight.  The crooked places of pride, fear, control, doubt, low self-esteem, envy, etc…..can now be turned to a straight place of faith, trust, humility, confidence, and hope.  This will indeed allow you to see yourself better than where you currently are.

Even when life looks sketchy God is still in control.  You just have to look through his eyes in order to see your life. Once you can do that, you will walk in the purpose, strategic plan and promises that was pronounced in Heaven and released in the earth. Stay encouraged!

Joanna Rollins is a woman of Integrity who strives to live a life acceptable to God. Her purpose and goal is to empower and rebuild the character and self-esteem of Women. Visit her blog: Living on Purpose

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