A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

What to do with the pink elephant of self-fulfilling prophecyIf you’re in a not-so-good place right now, you’ve got plenty of company. Many of us have been where you are at one time or another – myself included. The Truth is that we always end up where we are because of what we believe … about ourselves and our mates … or future mates.

Most of us act as though we’re still living under the curse. Is it any wonder that women continue to try to fix, manage, and control their husbands, and that men resist their wives’ efforts and attempt to establish their identity in their work?

Many couples spend the bigger part of their days imagining the worst about one another. Then they’re surprised when their evening doesn’t go well. How crazy is that?

And most counselors spend a lot of time rehashing what’s wrong with one or partner or the other, believing that their analysis will produce the magic solution to unhappiness. It’s like trying to get rid of a pink elephant by concentrating on how the pink elephant walks and talks and looks.

If it walks and talks and looks like a pink elephant, it must be a pink elephant. So if you want to be rid of it, you don’t analyze it to death. You kick it out and put something better in its place … like a tenderness and love for your mate.”

Excerpt From: Dr. Debi Smith. Ephesians 5 Romance: the Truth about Love

Where is your victory today?

Joshua listened to The Lord. He learned how to listen for His Voice as he served under Moses. And he also learned obedience. So after Moses died, Joshua became their leader with a Really Big Promise from The Lord.

No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. JOSHUA 1:5-6

First, while serving as Moses’ aide, Joshua learned to occupy his own inner territory fully and bring it under obedience to the will of God. Then he was able to take New Territory. The Land The Lord had promised the Israelites.

What does Joshua’s story mean for you?

You can never be taken from The Father. But there is someone who has been working steadily to make sure you’re totally ineffective in The Kingdom. It’s time we put a stop to his lies. How?

  • First, occupy what you have. Fill it with goodness and excellence.
  • Then pray about New Territory. Watch for open doors. There will be many.

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