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  • Writer's pictureLauren Mitchell

What We Choose

Why do I choose other peoples words and allow them to speak over me more than I choose God’s words?

I will allow people I barely know to suggest something, and I take it in as gospel truth.

At a soccer game the other day, someone happened to hear me say that my daughter had gotten her drivers license. They interjected into the conversation and told me that, “once they drive it’s over. It will never be the same.”

I sat with those words from a complete stranger and they began to color my reality. I took them in. I suddenly felt so sad like I had come to the end of my daughter’s whole childhood.

The truth is those were their feelings, not fact. I let how they felt about their children driving determine how I felt. None of it was based on truth.

We can spend so much time thinking about what we put into our bodies to nourish us physically, and we spend so little time thinking about what we allow to feed our minds and our feelings. Who are you giving the authority over your feelings and life?

The enemy comes every single day to steal, kill, and destroy. We aren’t ready for him even though Jesus told us this is what would happen. He comes disguised as the voices we take in from the world that we don’t question. We have to learn to recognize the enemy’s voice, or we will be tossed by the wind of feelings and never find anchor.

It starts by everyday deciding who you will you listen to, and not just that, but determining to seek God’s voice.

The loudest voice screams loss,

God's voice whispers love.

It’s harder to hear the whisper, but you’ll never regret leaning in closer to hear Him better.

“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”John 10:27

Father, help me tune in to what you are speaking over my life. Help me focus on your word until it becomes louder than the world.

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