Experience: Swimming against the current

Viviane Freitas

  • 25
  • Oct
  • 2014

Experience : Swimming against the current

  • 25
  • Oct
  • 2014

This month’s Godllywood task was to raise our standards.

But, how can I raise my standards, leave my comfort zone, without digging down deep and finding out what is preventing God to act in me?

I discovered that whenever I heard something negative about me, I would analyze it and often agree with the thought that was well deep in my heart. Even if it was something silly, there I was thinking, “It’s true, I do not know how to do that…” But what good would it do if I just look at the situation and not change?

But this time, I asked God what was missing inside of me. And there it was, so obvious, what I did not want to see…

How many times do we try to move God with our tears and questions although the answer is already before us, and depends on our decision to act differently?
Bad thoughts will always come and the more we feed them, the more they will come. This is, if we let ourselves be taken by the currents of our emotions we will go downstream!!

Faith has no feelings! Imagine if our leader, who is responsible for the Universal Church, is led by what they say about him?

This is how the devil works to bring us down, he tries to put negative thoughts to intimidate us, so we can look back and limit ourselves, so we go back to being that person we have overcome and buried. He is trying to revive the old creature that dominated us.

I found that raising our standards is to be strong, unwavering, to swim against the current, and if thoughts of defeat come, if I’m in the faith they can’t dominate me.

“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.” Philippians 4: 8

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