I woke up this morning a little beat down, feeling deflated and a little bummed. And honestly, I had zero reason! I had self-doubt that was beginning to simmer in my mind…in my heart. I can always be brought back to reality when I’m reading God’s Word. Not only did scripture help me today, but my devotionals, a phone call, messages, and a rose bush; all put my perspective back into a positive place. God did all that! He brought specific people into my life today for a reason. It’s crazy how easy the devil can lure us into insecurity and doubt. How can he be so clever and manipulative to make the work God gives us look overwhelming and frustrating? I don’t know, but he can. He’s smarter than me, but NOT smarter than my Creator! It’s fueled by negative thought, after negative thought, after negative thought. The trick is to notice it immediately. Turn on worship music, open the Bible, call a Sister or Brother, or just look up in the sky and remind yourself Who really has you! Who has you in the valley’s and on the mountains!  (1Kings 20) He brings everything back to His good; when we do that little simple thing of paying attention to our own thoughts and actions.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

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