Dear Brides: This Chapter 8 “Who Are You Listening To?” will give lessons that might free you from the bad perception of the world towards you. I grew up being told that I was ugly, dark and the ugliest of all my cousins. I have never heard in my childhood and teenage life being praised with how I look. It didn’t really bother me that much. But it affected me when I went to college. I lacked self-confidence in how I look and did not participate in any activities. While I’m going through this journey and have known my Lord and my HH “Heavenly Husband”, I don’t care what others think of me anymore. I know in my heart that my Lord and Heavenly Husband finds me very beautiful.
I have been in and out of this ministry because I wanted to hear from other ministries and churches what I wanted to hear and have never asked my Heavenly Husband about what I should do. I backslid so many times and have not built on the rock. When I got an email against this ministry, I immediately left and listened to those in the world that gives principles that I love to hear. I have always relied on and listened to the world. I should have consulted and listened to my Lord.
2 Timothy 4:3–4 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths”. I love this verse because this reminds me to hear from my Heavenly Husband first before listening to what the world says especially when I’m discouraged and want to hear what I want to hear.
This lesson has taught me the importance of really knowing what God really thinks of me. Always, I feel discouraged when I don’t please people and if I am not praised. And since, I still feel so distant from God and I am still not able to hear from God. I really need to continue going to the Bible and read what He thinks of me and the situation I’m in. I’ve learned that what really matters is what God thinks of me and not what the world says and thinks of me.
Lord, I ask for your forgiveness for not consulting you and listening to you when I’m entangled in problems and emotional attacks. I have always taken you for granted. Please forgive me for not liking your praises and love for me because I want what the world wants. Please forgive me Lord for being a people pleaser instead of having you pleased with my obedience to you. Please forgive me Lord for always wanting the world instead of You. Please, Lord, forgive me and keep me on the right path and teach me to love You with all my heart and soul.
Pray with me: Lord, You know that I’m sooo suffocated with so many pleas and things to say to you. But, You know what really is my heart’s desires. You know me more than I do. So please just put it in my heart what I should I do. Help me to love You with all my heart and soul and help me to be able to listen to You. I long to establish an intimate relationship with You but I know that You know that I struggled with it. So, Lord, I lift it all up to You. I’m filled with so many words that might even confuse me. All I need Lord is that I will come to that point when You are all that matter to me.
Dear Brides: As you read this Chapter 8 “Who Are You Listening To?“, I hope that you will be able to free yourself, like I’ve learned from this chapter, from emotional attacks and guilt everytime you feel that you have not pleased anybody. I’ve learned to also go to HIM first every time I’m hurled with different hurtful words and ask Him what He thinks of me.
This book not only helps you to find an abundant life but also sets you free from all the pains and bad perceptions you have been carrying even from your childhood.
John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.