Are you locked in the prison of your mind when the door is wide open?

The first time I heard this perspective, it knocked the breath out of me and caused me to gasp in the horror of my reality. I was the problem. I clung to my problems, complaints, and limitations like they were part of me. To take a step further, I fought to stay locked in the prison I had created for myself. 

I was a victim. 

I didn’t believe that I deserved the good gifts God wanted to give me. So, I rejected His blessings and held on firmly to my pain. And when the pain lessened a little, I found a way to increase it. Not intentionally, but still I did it. 

Every day, a war raged in my mind. I said I wanted to be healthy, get out of pain, and heal my body, yet I sabotaged myself. I smoked, ate foods that caused inflammation, and laid in bed all day whining about my life. 

It took me a long time to see that if I was the problem, I could also be the solution. 

Sweet friends, we can’t pray without faith. Asking God to heal me but secretly believing it wasn’t possible didn’t make it possible. Doubt deprives our prayers from being answered. 

When I came to the place of God’s will for my life, believing wholeheartedly that it was possible if God wanted it to be, it happened. God’s will isn’t about being good enough, worthy, or qualified. It’s about being loved unconditionally by our Father and ACCEPTING the blessings He wants to give us. It’s not about who I am but about who God is. 

Receiving His gifts with gratitude and love pleases God. When we get saved, we become part of His royal family. Therefore, we inherit the benefits of being His child. Using the excuse that we are not good enough, worthy, or qualified no longer applies to us. We are all of those things by the blood of JESUS. 

The enemy wants to steal our blessings. He wants us to stay in the poverty of our minds, believing there isn’t enough for us when God has an abundant supply. When I realize this truth in my heart, I am so sorry for doubting my Lord and for staying in the prison of my limitations. 

Today, sweet friends, let’s pray for God to help us break every chain the enemy makes us believe is attached to us, keeping us stuck in our make-believe prisons. Let’s trust God to help us overcome every obstacle, limiting belief, and lie and become the person God created us to be. And rejoice every day in the abundance of His incredible blessings. 

1 Peter 2:9 KJV

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;

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