Not too long ago I found myself encouraging all of my friends and my family. I was giving idea after idea and praying for them. I believed God for them! Every step of the way, almost every post I shared. I made sure I was their biggest cheerleader! If they had no one in their corner, they had me! Is anyone else in this boat?! Well let’s be honest, we could hardly be our own biggest cheerleader. Why is it that we can believe in God but not believe God? I am a strong believer in his matchless name, yet I could not believe God for ME.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”
John 10:10 NASB
I took part of this scripture and truly ran with it!! The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy— and I allowed him to do that! The latter, I believed for everyone else. I was empty. I was walking in disappointment. I couldn’t trust what God said about himself but I could trust what he said about the enemy. A thief is a person who steals, especially secretly or without open force. Everything was easily accessible for the thief to take. There was no security in place. The security that was already presented to me, I ignored. Why? Because I was comfortable where I was. It was too hard to change and walk out deliverance in the unknown. Fear took over my life. I was in a prison of my own doing. Yes I had things to happen to me in my past and there were other roots, but I was given a way out of the prison and I decided not to take it because I was comfortable.
Being my own biggest cheerleader means that I have to trust God. I have to trust in the Lord with all my heart and not lean on my own understanding (Prov 3:5) because my own understanding is not facts and can be faulty especially when my understanding is based on past hurts and disappointments. I choose not to be a fool by trusting in my own mind but walk in wisdom so that I will be delivered (Prov 28:26). Trusting that with God all things are possible (Matt. 19:26), that he is for me (Rom 8:31), and that he wants me to give him my anxieties and worries because he cares for me (1 Pet 5:7). God will keep me in perfect peace because I choose to constantly have my mind on him (Is 26:3) everything that concerns me concerns him. I am forever on his mind! He wants me to prosper! Learning to be my own biggest cheerleader is a daily walk of deliverance. You have to make the choice if you are going to walk it out for yourself or lose out on all the great things God has for you because of wanting to remain comfortable.