This morning, my devotion time was in “My Utmost for His Highest” by Oswald Chambers. This book has been my favorite one since the late 90’s. So, you can imagine it is marked up. Today, the topic was about self-talk.

I am my worst critic, and the things said to me when I was younger (just yesterday, LOL) sometimes are repeated in my mind and my words. Today’s devotion is titled “By the Grace of God, I am what I am.”

What caught my attention was when it said, “To complain over our incompetence is to accuse God falsely of having overlooked me.” Can I say ouch? I am who God created me to be. Yes, the world has tried to get me to believe differently. To say God falsely of overlooking me. It is an eye-opener on how I talk and the things I think. Thinking (self-talk) is right there also.

So, today, I will be more watchful of how I think and talk about myself. I know God created me with a purpose and plan. Believing in His plan is much better than allowing the world to shape me. They didn’t make me. God did.

Ponder this,

Pastor Mary

Mary Yaw

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