Meant for Harm, Intended for Good

Yes, this is the name of my blog, but in light of all that is happening in the world today I want to revisit this. This has been my belief towards all situations I face in life, and this current situation is no different. I believe there are two voices that vie for my attention and each situation brings with it a choice in how I will respond.

I will either choose the voice that is meant for my harm, or the voice that is intended for my good.

The voice meant for my harm comes from lies meant to deceive and to cause fear. I don’t recognize the fear because my sin nature has been deceived by the lies of this voice.

My flesh is familiar with fear, it is my native language and it has become my motivator. 

The voice meant for my harm has the upper hand in that it caters to my flesh. It is the voice that my feelings, will, and emotion listen to.

The voice intended for my harm becomes my truth.

The voice intended for my good comes from the source of truth and love.

It can only speak truth and it is always loving.

This voice speaks in opposition to my native language. The voice intended for my good is a still, small voice.

This voice comes from a source outside myself. When I hear this voice it doesn’t always seem true, loving, nor does it always feel good because it doesn’t cater to my flesh nature, it goes against how I feel, what I want, how I naturally respond to situations, and it is opposite to the voices of those around me.

With these two voices vying for my attention I need to make a choice.

The voice I choose proves what I believe, and

My beliefs determine my direction.

So, what do I believe?

As one who chooses to believe in God through faith in Jesus Christ I have been forgiven for believing the lies of Satan. I believe my sins have been forgiven by the blood of Jesus. God’s light has broken through the deception and my eyes and my heart have been opened to see and believe the truth of God’s word.

“Jesus spoke to the people once more and said, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” John 8:12

I am now no longer a slave to sin and fear…

I am a child of God!

So, as God’s child, I am a new creation. The old Wilma, the flesh nature that was controlled by lies, deception, and fear, has been crucified and I no longer need to listen to the voice of the liar.

I have been made free to choose to believe the truth of God and I have living within me the Holy Spirit to guide me into all truth and to give me the power to live it!

“So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.  And because you belong to him, the power of the life-giving Spirit has freed you from the power of sin that leads to death.” Romans 8:1-2

For I no longer have the spirit of fear, but power, love, and a sound mind!

And so, choosing to believe the voice of God, believing that it is intended for my good I have decided to post some verses each day that remind myself, and anyone else who may be reading this, of His power and love!

“Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:35-39

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