During this Covid-19 period the amount of books I read has increased drastically. I love reading so in this season I have had a chance to read, read and read. Anyway, this year I was introduced to Myles Munroe. Before 2020 I had never read any of his books but am I glad I found him. In the book I am currently reading there is a chapter he talked about ideas. The way he explained what ideas are, made me realize some very important and critical things that I would like to share with you. Here are a few points he made about them:
- Ideas are more powerful than death and ideas produce everything.
- Everything began as an idea and is the result of the conception of an idea.
- The most difficult thing to fight against is an idea.
- Ideas can be transferred and live on for generations.
There are two more points that are the reason for me writing this post,
- The only way to defeat a bad idea is with a better idea.
- Ideas are destroyed by ideas.
(This reminds me of one of my favorite movies, Inception! 🙂)
We all have an idea of who we are, about life, about what we are going to do, where we going to live and so on but I realized I was still living with some outdated ideas about myself and what I can do. The source of those ideas predated my days as a Christian.
But I was so encouraged to read that those ideas can be replaced by better ones. The only way to destroy a bad idea that I have been living with for years is by replacing it with a better idea and when I say better I mean with God’s word.
That was so liberating. There is hope. We all have a chance to change. We don’t have to accept the negative ideas we were given about ourselves.
We need to be habitually giving ourselves better ideas. It can’t be a once off thing but a lifestyle. And as sons and daughters of the King we have a true source of ideas in abundance.
I want to live out the ideas the Lord has for me because they are amazing, graceful, and they are truth. He created me so He knows better than I know myself.
What ideas are you living with today that are limiting you, that are keeping you from living to the full potential God designed you to live?
Lord, reveal areas where bad ideas are reigning supreme and help us to replace them with better ideas, with Your ideas.
Break the power of fearful and limiting ideas in our lives.
Give us Your amazing ideas from this day on.
Blessings to you friends