Love you all, praying for you,
Have you ever noticed in life there are some things that are next to impossible to control? Sometimes your hair just wants to do its own thing… I don’t struggle with that anymore, but it used to be a problem, as it might be for you. If you have children, you know that a diaper change is impossible to schedule. It always happens just when you get on the plane, or just when you leave for your friends house. Another thing – is controlling what a small child will say. Sometimes they just say what they think or what they see, they have no filter. Others know better than to say that, but a child will see it and say it, as we try to shush them or redirect the conversation. "Yes honey, that lady’s hat looks silly, but we don’t say that!" Another thing that’s hard to control – spending. If you don’t know what you have, and ask God what to spend, every sign that says “Sale” will be speaking to you. God said one of the hardest things to control is our tongue. If you don’t guard it, and surrender it to the Holy Spirit – (at least put it on a 5-second delay), it can get you into trouble. But another thing that is extremely hard to control – is that conversation inside your head. That conversation you have with yourself, which is really with those two voices… The Holy Spirit who always leads you into all truth, and life… and the other voice that always wants to repeat your failures and short comings, that will always accuse you, or criticize others, see the worst instead of the best, grumble, complain, and accuse. The conversation controller is whoever you allow to dominate the conversation – inside your head. Not recommending or condoning this person, but there is a guy named Dave Chappelle who had I believe one of the most prophetic comedic lines ever spoken. God can bring truth through many sources. If you get a chance to listen to it, it is thought provoking if not funny… His line was unforgettable. “That’s sounds like something… I would say.” And therein lies the secret to the conversation inside your head. You have to recognize the voice. You have to know that God wouldn’t say something like that… that sounds like something the devil would say. If it is a complaint or accusation, that’s not the Holy Spirit. If it is doubt or unbelief, that’s not the Holy Spirit. It’s not God, it’s the other guy, the other voice. And He’s not for you. To surrender that conversation inside your head to the Lordship of Christ – First you need to recognize the voice. The best way to do that is be faithful in your PRISM time every day – come back to it again and again. Not a religion, just a track to run on. Those five things you can do in God’s Word every day. God will have a present Word for you. Just what you need for today, in this moment. But also, the sum total of all the words that He has for you daily – begin to transform your mind and they become your ‘conversation inside your head” security system. Overdose on God’s Word – and those two voices become distinctly different and instantly recognizable. You’re not fooled anymore. Second, you need to shut up the one, and repeat the other. Don’t give words to the wrong voice. Override it with God’s Word. Say what God says to say, say what God says to believe, say what God says to do, and it will be a protection for you. Praise God His Word is powerful. The more time you spend with God in PRISM – where He can talk to you, and teach you… The more you will immediately recognize, “That’s not something God would say…” He didn’t. That’s not for you – choose what’s better. Praying that the conversation in your head is always the Holy Spirit revealing what you should put words to. So your mind and heart are in agreement with Him! And your life can reflect the good that He wants to bring you to…
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!