I have so much to say...but for now, I want to share with you a tool to help you live in victory.
This is a sweet little handout my Bible study leader gave our group last night. I worked through it today and decided I simply MUST share it!
Credit for this is: "by Jon Byler. This material was adapted from written by Zig Ziglar and Neil Anderson."
Ok, ready? Your instructions are to print this off, post it by your mirror and read it aloud about yourself EVERY DAY. In fact, it comes with a little place to check off each day once you've completed it!
I, _______________, am uniquely created by God as an incredible person. I am created to bring God glory and I know that God delights in me.
My sins are forgiven and I am a new creation in Christ, the old has gone and the new has come. I am completely forgiven of my past and made righteous. I am free from all condemnation of sin. I have a good self-image and I respect myself as a creation of God.
My life has eternal purpose. I am chosen by Jesus Himself and am a child of God. I have been created with enormous potential to do great things for His Kingdom and God has wonderful plans for my life. I am one of a kind person and no one else can take my place.
I am daily developing to become all that God created me to be. Nothing is impossible with God and with Christ I can do all things. I do not have the spirit of fear but of power, love and a sound mind. I have been richly blessed with every spiritual blessing in God. My God has supplied all my needs.
I discipline my mind to take every ungodly thought captive. I have a good, positive attitude towards myself and others. I choose to see the best in life. I choose to only read, see or think about things that are positive and godly. I know and obey the voice of God. I love to read the Word of God and it is alive to me. The Spirit of God is in me, guiding me and teaching me at all times.
My body is a temple of Christ and His Spirit lives in me. I treat my body with respect, eating an exercising well to keep it fit for life. I am energetic and healthy.
I respect others around me and love every person with the love God has for them.
I recognize the power of my tongue to bring life or to destroy and I will not let unhelpful talk come out of my mouth. I speak the truth always and use my tongue to build others up. I find the good in others and compliment them genuinely. I choose to forgive those who wrong me and I extend God's grace to those who are weak.
I am a focused person with clear goals for my life. I am willing to work hard to reach my goals and to overcome every obstacle in my way. I am a leader and will positively influence everyone I meet.
I use my time well and discipline myself to be prompt. I recognize that my days are numbered and that this day is a preparation for eternity. Therefore, I will use every moment to the fullest to fulfill my God given destiny.
Morning: These are the qualities of the man/woman God created me to be. Today is the first day of the rest of my life, and it is wonderful!
Evening: Tonight I'm going to sleep wonderfully well. I will dream peaceful, positive dreams. I will awaken energized and refreshed, and tomorrow is going to be magnificent!