Voices In Your Head

Voices In Your Head

They say if you tether a baby elephant with a rope they often will stay within the parameters even when they grow large enough to snap the rope. The elephant is limited because it grows accustomed to the restrictions and comfortable with the environment.
“I don’t have enough money to be generous.” “My personality is not like so-and-so, therefore God can’t use me.””We’ve never done that before.”
These limiting beliefs replay in our mind over and over which hinder us from breaking through an imaginary barrier. Moses listened to the voice that said, “Who am I…that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?” (Exodus 3:11). 
Following a burdensome law which was the reaction to Israel’s failure to obey God years earlier, the religious leaders believed the voice that told them stringent rules would protect them from disobedience. Jesus dismantled their system with one question: “Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it?” (Luke 6:9). 
The Corinthians were wishing their marital status was the opposite of their present reality. In summary, Paul gave them important instructions to help them stop yearning for their situation to change. “As God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord hath called every one, so let him walk” (1 Corinthians 7:17). 
It’s funny to consider the voices we listen to in our minds. Think for a moment, you have three passages of Scripture where people think they are defeated, disciplined, or disadvantaged and it hinders their devotion to do God’s work. Yet, human nature listens to the voice that says you can get away with sin. One voice says, “You can’t do it,” but the other voice says, “Youy invincible!” Every person somehow believes the lie, “I won’t get caught.” Job’s friend gives an accurate biography of the wicked, “Though wickedness be sweet in his mouth…he hath swallowed down riches, and he shall vomit them up again…He shall not see the rivers, the floods, the brooks of honey and butter…This is the portion of the wicked man…appointed him by God (Job 20). “Knowest thou not this of old, since man was placed upon the earth, that the triumphing of the wicked is short, and the joy of the hypocrite but for a moment?” (Job 20:5).
Does it seem like our wires are crossed? It is true, we are incapable on our own, but when God calls, he enables. Discipline keeps us from wrong, but when the law becomes our god we forget the essence of the law is to love God and love your neighbor. When we long for our circumstances to change, the current opportunities to serve the Lord slip through our hands like sand, never to be reclaimed. 
Stop listening to the voices in your head, and tune in to the still small voice of God. When you listen to Him, you are useful, you walk with Him, and you’re content in your state of life. 

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