You have a space that belongs only to you..
It’s your thoughts, your attitude, your emotions. It’s who you spend time with, what you watch and listen to. That’s your atmosphere. That’s what you have control over..
Some people live worried, offended, and negative because they let all that in–the bad news, the medical report, the critical coworkers. That sours their life..
The problem is they’re not taking authority over their atmosphere. They’re not careful about what they allow in..
You can’t stop everything from coming, but you can stop it from getting your spirit down..
You must keep your atmosphere full of faith, full of praise, full of hope, full of victory in the Lord..
You don’t have control over what people do, but you have control over your thoughts, your attitude, and how you respond..
We do not fight flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12) but we fight against evil spirits so speak to the spirit that wants to poison your atmosphere “You’re not welcome here. I’m going to stay in the peace of the Lord”..
A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls. (Proverbs 25:28)
If you don’t keep the walls up around your spirit, if you don’t rule your atmosphere, everything is going to get in..
If your child is off course, instead of trusting that God has him in the palms of His hands, worry will get in..
If your business slows down, instead of knowing that God is your source, that He’s going to provide, the stress will cause you to fear..
If someone is talking negatively about you, instead of letting God fight your battles, you let the offense in and try to prove to them that you’re okay..
You don’t need their approval; God has already approved you. Now keep your walls up. Quit allowing all that into your spirit. Your time is too valuable to let everything in. Be selective. If it’s not positive, hopeful, and of a good report, don’t dwell on it. You can’t control the whole world, but you can control your atmosphere..
The Scripture says that God has made you to be a king, that you are to reign in life through Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:17)
When negative things come, remember that you’re the ruler. You have the authority to decide what you allow in..
Are you going to dwell on the offense? worry? Are you going to focus on the bad breaks and live in self-pity? It’s up to you..
The Holy Spirit in you helps you rule over your kingdom..
“[Like] a city broken into [and] left without a wall, [so] is a person who lacks self-control…….” (Proverbs 25:28)
The place of your struggle will become the place of your greatest testimony..! Because the LORD promises that at every moment of your life, He is focused on you.. The