I have noticed lately how many people proclaim what they are AGAINST. It’s not too difficult to see this manifest through the election season. I always find it fascinating how passionate people are for what they are AGAINST. Why does it seem easier to rant and rave about all that’s wrong with _____________ (fill in the blank) instead of proclaiming in a joyful voice all that’s RIGHT with _____________ (fill in the blank). Here’s a challenge to think about…are you passionate about what you are FOR? Do you find yourself spending more time preaching (yes! Preaching!) AGAINST something, or someone, then you do proclaiming FOR something? If you answered yes, I may assume you don’t have a list of things in your life to be FOR…so let me help you out. Here are some of my top suggestions to be FOR.
How GOOD God is!…ALL the time
How FAITHFUL God is…even when we are not!
The truth that God is L.O.V.E.
The FACT that God is all-knowing and all-powerful and all-present!
The truth of the abundant life Jesus came to give us
The truth that God gives believers a P.E.A.C.E. that the world does not understand (hmmm)
I could go on but maybe this sparked something deep within you. Start speaking life into EVERY situation. Be bold in declaring what you stand FOR and see how that changes not only you, but those you come in contact with. Guard your heart and fill it with the Love of our Heavenly Father, then take notice when something amazing happens…out of your heart your mouth will proclaim!!
I want to be a representation of the GOODNESS of God. I want to speak of all that I am FOR…how about you?