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God Uses A Foolish Debate

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Shulanda J. Hastings

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Shulanda J. Hastings is an inspirational writer, Christian counselor and an ambassador to the faith-based community; helping them break mental health barriers. She is the author of the Beauty of My Thorns novel series and of the memoirs, Keeping My Faith While Saving My Mind.

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If you watched the first presidential debate last night, this morning you might be recovering from a headache, stomach pain or still trying to get the bitter taste out of your mouth because the residue of mixed emotions about the outcome of the upcoming election is still  weighing on your mind.

As if you needed anything else causing you distress.

The past 12 months of politics have indeed been a circus ring of constant roller coaster rides and by the end of each debate, you might have felt like taking your chances at skydiving. And to make it even riskier, you foolishly debate with yourself whether or not to use a parachute!

“But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.”  1 Corinthians 1:27, NIV

Last night’s debate can be and has already been called many things.  There are a couple of more debates before the campaign finale. But you know what? You might be thinking that your future, our future isn’t looking so promising regardless of the outcome, but you must remember one important thing:

GOD is working!

He knows how to use the senseless things and make sense out of our confusion.  He knows how to make us victorious even when it appears we have been defeated.

Politics aside, you are probably in a debate with others and even yourself right now about the status of your own future.  You have dreams that are on delay because you feel defeated.  You have promises that you have chosen to pause because you feel pressured.

You have to take control of your mind and instead of debating with it or even others, make declarations: positive declarations, promised declarations   You have to know and believe that your faith is stronger than your confusion or uncertainty and “that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God” (1 Corinthians 2:4, KJV).

There will always be words spoken, talk and conversations by the enemy. Your response directs where those words manifest.

As Joyce Meyer stared in Battlefield of the Mind, “Pay attention to the condition of your mind and keep it free, peaceful and full of faith”.

Now turn that foolish debate into wise declarations!

Order your copy of my new book, Keeping My Faith, While Saving My Mind.

 


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