They say sports are 90% mental, meaning, what’s between their ears…their intellectual, psychological, relational, emotional skills…really determine if they will maximize their physical abilities. Yes, we are all so very blessed to live in a country that provides the opportunity to be free. Freedom of speech…freedom to choose the vocation we want…freedom to practice any religion. But how free are we? How many of us are prisoners of our own heart/mind? How many of us are “driven” to be something we are not…or sabotage the path designed specifically for us. In an odd paradox, freedom really comes from having only one Master…the only one qualified to be the Master. Most of our troubles come from trying to blend masters(self, world, others, God) for our life…implementing our own game plan and ignoring His. You will maximize your abilities and life, achieve your God-given potential, when you realize your life is 100% mental and you humbly let God be your master.
Today, find freedom through seeking to please God above all else. Concentrate on staying close to Him at all times and humbling yourself to His instructions for your conduct. To develop practical skills to strengthen your mind and put God on the throne of your heart in your decisions, click here. To share with the Stepping Stone community your thoughts on being authentic and the freedom that grants you, Click here.
Dear Father God,
I come to Your with a thankful yet penitent heart. I confess, Lord, that I have let worship of others’ and my own expectations drive me, scattering my energy and focus. My desire to “look good’ in the eyes of others is also draining my energy. Help me Lord to focus on You. I know that this is the only way to achieve true freedom. Help me focus on serving the one and only Master, You. Help me Father to not focus of the good deeds I do to impress others. I pray Father that today and always I will let You direct my next step so that I will be free to enjoy You and to look forward to what You have prepared for me this day. These things I ask boldly, through the love and work of Christ Jesus for us, and all God’s children said, – AMEN!
For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness, righteousness, and truth), finding out what is acceptable to the Lord.
And I will lead the blind in a way that they do not know, in paths that they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I do, and I do not forsake them.