What a weekend! Thank God for his strength. I believe you all also had a good weekend!
My thoughts today, which I don’t know where I got his saying from but sometimes….
“We destroy the things that which we want to keep”.
* (of a thing) destroy itself by exploding or disintegrating automatically, having been preset to do so.
* the destruction or ruination of oneself or one’s life.
According to Wiki,
“In human context, self-destructive behavior is a widely used phrase that conceptualizes certain kinds of destructive acts as belonging to the self. It also has the property that it characterizes certain kinds of self-inflicted acts as destructive. The term comes from objective psychology, wherein all apparent self-inflicted harm or abuse toward oneself is treated as a collection of actions, and therefore as a pattern of behavior”.
Two Ways in which we self destruct.
1.) When we engage in worldly and sinful things, we lose the presence of God in our lives. Not having God’s presence means you lack protection, which will expose us to the wiles of the enemy.
Romans 1:28, And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
We don’t want to lose the presence of God, it is the most dangerous form of self destruction.
This is why when Jesus prayed in
Luke 22:42, Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.
It is important to know that letting God’s perfect will be done in our lives is critical to our existence and stability in life.
2.) Not being cautious of our actions towards others, can lead to self destruction.
This includes, not being cautions of our words. The inability to be cautious of our words can lead us to hurting people around us, which will cost us losing important relationships.
James 1:26, If anyone thinks he is religious and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his heart, this person’s religion is worthless.
These might have been someone who would have made a great impact into our lives or would have contributed greatly to our success or spiritual growth.
We have to be aware of not destroying our lives and our destiny with our own hands. But you see our God is still ever faithful. In His words He is still merciful to does who are repentant….
Psalm 34:21-22, Evil people self-destruct; those who hate the godly are punished. The Lord rescues his servants; all who take shelter in him escape punishment.
The ability to acquire wisdom is paramount to every area of our lives. That is why I can’t stop quoting this scripture to myself every time.
Proverbs 4:7-8, 7Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.
I pray that we will cease from the act of self destruction and the good Lord will continue to order our steps in the mighty name of Jesus.
Have a blessed and fruitful week 😇🙏😘
Yours in the Lord,