Casting Crowns has a song about "The Voice of Truth tells me a different story...it says do not be afraid."
We hear so many voices in life. We listen to the voice that tells us we're over-the-top, too loud, not organized enough, not orderly enough, not the best, all alone. You name it, the voices of this world have tried to make somebody believe it.
The Smith Team is involved with a coach, one of my personal heroes, real estate guru, Chad Goldwasser. Chad's team in Austin closed 550 deals last year and he credits his success to his amazingly positive spirit.
He has challenged us to train our minds to dwell on affirmations to grab, throttle and choke out all of the negativity in our lives. He uses a wake-up statement to start his day on the right foot.
Implementing his strategies have revolutionized my attitude and I love it! Why?
Because people will let you down every time. God has equipped us with the truth. I don't need others to tell myself what He's already said is true about me.
1 Samuel 30:6 says, "David was greatly distressed...But David encouraged and strengthened himself in the Lord his God."
Bible teacher Karen Chaffin says as we continue our destiny we must learn this, "God will even blind the eyes and deafen the ears of our closest friends in those moments so we can learn to minister to ourselves." She goes on to say, "Our battle with fear never ends."
In each role I play I feel failure on occasion. A child has a public meltdown, I lose a real estate deal, I don't get a special invitation, unexpected company sees laundry all over the living room and the list could go on forever.
The Lord has been teaching me to encourage myself by repeating the truths he painted on my heart so long ago and meditating on the truth of His Word.
Listen to the Voice of Truth and go where He leads you for His glory.