Today let’s talk about your “system”….T.D. Jakes taught on
this….Systems Under Test….Your system is how you “speak”, how you “understand”
and how you “think”….every once in a while it is good to test that system and
see if it is still working for you and if it’s not, it’s time to ask God to
remove the blockages in one or all of those areas…
How you speak to people you don’t like, how you understand people
you don’t like and how you think about people you don’t like is under
evaluation…..sometimes it is not others but our dysfunction in these areas that
get us into trouble…..
Did you know that people will fight you to hold onto a
dysfunction that’s not working? They will say, “That’s how I am, speak for
yourself!” and “That’s me!”….Well, what if “ME” isn’t working?
The system that is killing you is how you speak, understand
How long will you hold onto a system that’s not working and
let life pass you by because you gotta be you?
Is your inner life speaking, understanding and thinking like
a child? You can be outwardly mature,
paying your bills, etc but still reacting like a child when something makes you
Start telling yourself that you are too big to be bound by
the speaking, understanding and thinking like a child!
Today I challenge you to prayerfully take a look at your
system and see if what you think is other people is actually you and your
system getting in the way of a relationship or your life.
I want to give you an example in my own life of how this
used to affect me and if I am not really careful, can still get caught in my
system and have to back up and ask forgiveness or “eat crow” as the elders used
One of my thorns in the flesh is people who have to have
everything their way or no way and who fight you at every corner to make that
change….when I am around someone like that I tend to speak from a place of my
own feelings and knowledge of what I would or would not do in that situation
and end up in an argument with someone who is not going to cave in their view,
then I begin to try to understand why “they” act like they do and come to my
own conclusions of what is wrong with them…lol…..then the rest of the day or
night my thoughts dwell on that moment, argument, situation for the rest of the
Now what I have done is to take this person’s life and
situation and actions into my own hands and tried to “fix” them when sometimes
God whispers to me “It’s not them, it’s you too”….you are doing what they are
doing but using your Christian walk to try to get them under control, which is
not your job but mine says the Lord….
Yes he puts me in my place too sometimes….sometimes I fall
in the mud and have to ask him to get me out….lol
So today when you encounter someone or a situation, whether
at work or at home or when you are out and about, instead of automatically
drawing your own conclusions, ask God prayerfully to change the way you “speak
about it or them”, “understand this about it or them” and to “think more
positively about it or them”…..
Ok my daily rant and
message is done….Be Blessed and remember “to think about what you are thinking
Gods Grace & Mercy 4 U
Today’s Meditation Scripture:
Corinthians 13:11Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a
child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and
have put them aside.
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