Do not be surprised.

I could not be amazed of how the world is currently turned upside down by an epidemic. The whole world is shattered, panic stricken and there are more questions than answers.

In one of the scriptures, it says do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

Joel Esteen in one of his daily motivations this week had this to say on this scripture:

When something is toxic, it is poisonous; it can destroy you. When we go around dwelling on the wrong thoughts, thinking about what we can’t do or how we’ll never get ahead, those are toxic thoughts. Toxic thoughts left alone become like toxic waste that sinks into your heart.

It will eventually contaminate your whole life. It affects your self-image, your attitude, your confidence, and ultimately, your success. That’s why the Scripture says to guard your heart because the condition of your heart and mind determines the condition of your whole life.

You need to go through a mental cleansing. Make the decision today to detox any negative, self-defeating thoughts by meditating on God’s promises instead. Make the decision to detox bitterness, detox low self-esteem, detox negative words that may have been spoken over you, detox condemnation.

Make the decision to dwell on what God says about you. God says, “You are forgiven.” God says, “Your best days are in front of you.” God says, “I’ll restore the years that the enemy has stolen.”

As you detox your mind and fill your thoughts with His promises, you’ll see His hand of blessing on your life. You’ll rise up higher, and you’ll live the abundant life He has for you!

This can never be truer. Yes, we have the situation we are currently facing now, but this will pass and we will overcome it. Tough times never last but tough people do. Stay positive and remain strong in your faith.

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Until next week Tuesday, bye-bye for now.

Yours Truly
Tshepo Ishmael Phetoane