A Change of Mentality

Jul 14

Since I wrote the last post on Brothers or Boyfriends, I have been made more aware of how necessary this topic is to address. If we aren’t careful, the devil can turn God’s design for our lives into a source of defeat. God has put inside each godly young lady a desire to be loved and cherished by a godly young man. Yet, we have begun to feel guilty that this desire is even there. The devil has always been out to warp our emotions, thoughts, and actions to fit his philosophy. If he can’t get us to date every guy that comes down the pipe giving pieces of our heart away to each one, then he will focus his strategies inward. His main goal is to hinder us from experiencing the Divine Providence of God in bringing us together with the young man God has for us. Yet, he will not tell us that from the first. He will more likely whisper in your ear thoughts such as “Your standards are too high: let down a little and you will snag the one you want” or “You’ll be an ‘Old Maid’ if you wait on God’s perfect will”. Recognize these thoughts for what they are – lies of the devil- and purpose to follow God’s Will no matter what.
We must stand up and fight against this battle of our minds with the Word of God and prayer.
Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Ro 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
 
I would encourage you to memorize these verses. You will then have the armor needed to fight back when the devil comes against you.
I’m praying that God will strengthen you in this fight and change your mentality according to His Divine purposes.  

3 comments

  1. Tonya Burgess /

    Amen Joanna! That is so true! But let me help assure you all that waiting for God’s best is the best…don’t let down your standards for anyone! It will be worth the wait. God’s Will done His way is always best. And, as a widow, I still need to remind myself how God brought my first husband to me and how the wait was worth it. And that it had seemed like nothing when Steve came into my life.

    • Joanna Martin /

      Thank you, Sis, for the encouraging words. You advice is valuable!

  2. Tonya Burgess /

    Love ya girl and can’t wait to see further what God is gonna do in your life…it is already so exciting! :-) Kait can’t wait till she can go to princess conferences!

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