the control factor

// It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving-kindness that we are not consumed, because His [tender] compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness. // Lamentations‬ ‭3:22-23‬‬ AMPC

Every morning is a invitation to start new, whether we know it or not. Whether we accept it or not. God is not about staying in the past.
How many times have you woke up in the morning and the days past start to play a continuous rerun in your heart? You’re reminded of all the things you didn’t accomplish or the past hurts you don’t have answers to. Why is it so easy to stay in the past, when we so desperately want to move forward?
God revealed to me that it comes down to who you entrust your life to. When we entrust our lives to ourselves, we tend to constantly look inward; giving a voice to whatever our mind or our heart says about that day or even what it says about ourselves. We start to depend on our mind and our emotions to get us through the day. This is a dangerous place, because without Jesus…your mind and your heart is NOT for you.

// The heart is deceitful above all things, and it is exceedingly perverse and corrupt and severely, mortally sick! Who can know it [perceive, understand, be acquainted with his own heart and mind]? // Jeremiah‬ ‭17:9‬‬ AMPC

I can’t give a voice to what my thoughts tell me. I can’t entrust my life to my emotions. The enemy would love for me to be consumed in my own head so that I will not move forward. Based on where my mind takes me sometimes, there would never be a new day. It would always be reruns of the should of, could of and would of’s. But God loves for us to move forward, the evidence is shown in the canvas of a new day. God gives us a new day so we will not be consumed with the past. God is a progressive God who loves new starts. He wants us to take full advantage of that in our everyday! He wants to paint your day with His truth. To entrust Him means to so gratefully accept His gift of a new day and then continuously look up at the one who created it.

I gain control over my life by giving God control over my days.

Because of the Lord’s love and kindness, I don’t have to be consumed by the things that threaten my heart and mind. But now I have the power not to be consumed by anything but Him.

// Let the peace of Christ {the inner calm of one who walks daily with Him} be the controlling factor in your hearts {deciding and settling questions that arise}. To this peace indeed you were called as members in one body {of believers}. And be thankful {to God always}. // Colossians 3:15 AMP

life & love,

regina 💜