Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Voices

We're getting into the thick of it. School that is.

And I have my first Organic Chemistry test this Friday. And Organic homework due Thursday that still isn't finished.

So, naturally, I'm stressed and thinking of the worst case scenarios.

But thinking about those worst case scenarios is stealing my joy. It's Satan stealing my joy.

John 10:10 says, "The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly."

So, why am I living like this? Why do I live with my joy stolen from me? I can't jump to conclusions about what will be, but have faith in God and in what He will do.

I need to stop living in fear and start living in the freedom found in Christ. I need to stop listening to the voices that tell me I can't do this and start listening to The Voice that tells me He can. I need to stop listening to the doubts and worries and start listening to the beliefs and trust.

So, it's a work in progress. All of it. But I am learning to trust in Him and listen to what He says, not what I or the world may say.

(After writing this, I am reminded of Jess' posts about Grace in the Thick of It and how God shows up wherever we are).


  1. Hi Charlie! Linking up from the Peony Project! I love the John 10:10 verse. It's so true, and sometimes it's hard for me to stop the whirlwind of life and say... I will not let the enemy destroy my joy! Thank you for the reminder. Have a blessed day!

    1. So glad you're here, Jessy! It's so hard to take those thoughts captive, but when we do, it can change everything!

  2. Well hello Beautiful Charlie -

    It's your snail mail buddy from the west here to encourage you in the Lord. I totally remember my college days, but, can I tell you that you are absolutely correct to continue to speak the Word of God over your life and situation.

    Each time you quote scripture over your situation, you become that much stronger.

    We all need to just chill out in God as our steps really are ordered. Walk it out butterfly, walk it out...