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Soul Detox 2013: Day

Day 3


Today's Text: Jeremiah 12: 1-12

Join us for Day 3 of Soul Detox and then join us for discussion and community in the comments below!

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  • Every day is a test. Every day is filled with distravtions to fill our minds with the thoughts of toxin whether it be worry, fear, doubt, etc. Yet our heart is filled wwith Jesus and the love His Father has for us and that alone should disspell all those toxic thughts that can make us go astray from His path He has set for us.

    Lord, God you are in my heart always. Your words alone push away all toxic thoughts that are not Holy – Amen

  • Sarah H.

    Toxic thoughts! I work in probably the most negative,money driven career that you can have. It is constantly nothing but get more,more,more! It's never enough. I have questioned The Lord often on why that he placed me at this job. It is so stressful and you constantly have to block out the profanity and negative energy that surrounds you like a thick blanket! The Lord has shown me in this time that I am nothing on my own and that I need to completely turn to Him and that is what I have done! It has been a boxing match with my thought life lately! I will have negative, angry or harsh thoughts that will attack me out of nowhere and drive me to my spiritual knees. I shake my self off and stand up against the attack of the devil and start throwing punches of scripture at him! " I can do all things through Christ who gives me Strength"! Bam! ………..Whatsoever things are just,pure,lovely,virtuous ,of good report and deserving of praise! THINK ON THOSE THINGS!!!! And he's down ladies! I win! You can overcome the negative,toxic thought life with one punch of scripture at a time! Amen and praise to a faithful God! Blessings!

  • krystina_lolli

    I experience a lot of negative, woe-is-me thoughts, jealousy, and inadequacy. All of these are lies that I believe. I have to believe truth instead.

  • I would say the two I experience the most are fearful and critical. I can be very hard on myself when I do something wrong or feel I am not good enough. I am also fearful of the future. I don't know what God has in store for me. I just want to make sure I am not missing out on something. I can also be fearful of how others view me. Like most people, I struggle with wanting to be liked and sometimes I can come off as a different person to achieve that level of acceptance. I know that God loves me and has created me to be a certain person with a special plan. I just have a hard time convincing my heart of this sometimes.

  • Ashley@marriedlane

    Dividing toxic thoughts into the 4 categories was incredibly helpful for me. Negative, fearful, discontented, critical. I definitely struggle most with discontent and fear, which I think then turn into negative and critical thoughts. My most toxic thought at the moment is discontent in my situation – being a mom of toddlers is hard! I pray that God would make me content in my situation – that I would love the work I do with my little ones, even though it is challenging. That housework would feel fruitful and rewarding instead of mundane and frustrating. It feels so good to get these things out! Remove the darkness from my heart, Lord, and replace it with your sweet love.

  • Sorry I am behind. Missed the first three days but will try and catch up! I am grateful God gave us His Word to renew our mind.

  • I can be very critical, and sometimes think of it as a 'positive' – like analytical. But through school and studying God's word, I came to learn of a perspective – a 'charitable read'. I'm not sure what the actual definition is, but my understanding is – "giving grace to the person – writer, speaker, whoever – and reading through the comments to the heart of the person, a heart that you also seek the grace within." I hope to be less critical today and more engaging with the Spirit at work all around

  • Absolutely one of the best devotions that we have had thus far !! I have been negative, fearful, discontent and/or critical in some capacity within the past few hours/days. I am well aware that God knows my thoughts and my fears just as he knows my desire to please Him ~ I am a work in progress just as all of my sisters in this forum are …. Philippians 2:1-2: If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.

  • jesusgirl71

    I suffer from toxic thoughts in all of these categories. some of them might be, "I'm bored; I want this; I want that." That's in the discontented category. I can also sometimes be critical of others. then there's fearful, "I will never be able to figure this out," etc. I think negative can encompass all of these though.

  • I love the Lord, as I have mentioned before, this plan could not have come at the rit time for me. I am currently dealing with all the four types of toxic thoughts. So much so, I have been asking God and removing myself from position of authority in my church cos I know something is not right in my heart.

    I remove all toxic thoughts in my heart, in my mind and in my lips. I renew my mind , soul and lips with His word in the name of Jesus. As He is, I am in this world.

  • As I read through the scriptures today, I began to think about all the little thoughts that go through my head each day that require my attention! The criticism of myself, the constant fear of the unknowns in my life, the jealously I often feel toward those who seem to have such a perfect balance. But I know that each person struggles in their own way. I ask Him to clear my mind of all of this toxicity and let me replace it with thankfulness, kindness, and compassion.

  • :)

  • I was a little confused as to what fear meant exactly, well I know what fear means but in this context I wasn't sure. After reading all the comments I now understand. I have had all the toxins at one point or another. Some this morning in fact. I try to remember to give it to God and let him fight for me but it's hard sometimes. So thankful I was lead to SRT!

  • I'm struggling a lot with fear today and could use some prayers from this awesome community. I'm had brain surgery about 3 months ago and I'm having some new pain and problems recently. I have a doctor appointment this afternoon and I'm so scared for what they might find… I'm trying to immerse myself in the Word and in prayer to combat this toxic fear and I'm so glad that God knows my heart and thoughts even in my fear. :)

    • martina

      Alyssa, child of God, my prayer for you is that you hear Jesus whisper in your spirit, "fear not, I am with you!" May His strong presence walk with you today right into that dr. appmnt:) I'm holding you up in prayer♡

    • rocknitat55

      Alyssa fear not God’s got your back. Close you eyes and imagine his open hand in the small of your back. He is your guide… take a deep breath and let him lead…

    • drpattiw

      I pray that you would know God's peaceful presence,(Immanuel=God with us)

    • drpattiw

      Sorry Ayssa,my first attempt at commenting here was incomplete. Here is the rest of my post.: II pray that you would know God's peaceful presence,(Immanuel=God with us) in whatever you are facing. I also pray that you would be comforted in knowing that the Holy Spirit, the spirit of THE GREAT I AM, and the GOD OF ALL COMFORT lives in you,and HE hols you close.

    • Crystal

      Alyssa, praying for you and hoping you get some good news at your appt! I too have had those fears when something is wrong with me, I always jump to the worst case scenario, I guess subconsciously I think if I go to the worst place then maybe the news won't be so bad. But really all I end up doing is making myself a wreck.

      Dear Lord please be with Alyssa!

    • ptharrell

      Praying for you Alyssa! Remember that God is ALWAYS with you… in every circumstance. He will give you the strength to face whatever may come your way and give you peace.

    • Ali

      Praying for you, Alyssa! You are never ever alone!

    • jesusgirl71


    • krystina_lolli

      Praying for you Alyssa. Fear not!

  • mkoentopp

    Today's lesson was a difficult one for me. Mostly because it made me come face first and head on with the things that you want to keep hidden, like bwelch8565 said. It's hard to face those things, especially when you know they are taking root and causing a lot of grief in your life. I'm struggling with all of them. And today, making a list of my toxic thoughts was scary, comforting, peaceful, and hard all at the same time. It's not easy examiing yourself first. It's easy to pick out everyone elses faults. Maybe it's so easy that way because we don't want to admit how wrong we truly are and we see the things wrong in other people that are the most wrong in our own lives.

    I think there is going to be a lot of pruning and cleaning in the deep, dark corners of my heart.

  • It's so very easy for me to fall into critical thinking. Then I'm reminded of these verses: “Do not judge others, and you will not be judged. For you will be treated as you treat others. The standard you use in judging is the standard by which you will be judged." Matthew 7:1-2

  • I had to read the tutorial on what is going on in Jeremiah because all I could see was a complaint -a toxic thought. And then I realized what a truly amazing man of God Jeremiah was. The people were worshipping idols, sacrificing their own children to other gods! And then I understood the love and anguish he felt, which he was placing before our Heavenly Father.

    How often do I misunderstand and criticize–morethan I could even admit. And when I am blasted with negativity, do I respond with Christ’s love? Quite frankly, not as much as I would think I do. How smug I was starting off this devo, not realizing why God led me here, believing “I” had it all under control. Hmmm…maybe God knows what he’s doing? Lol…
    Thank you Lord Jesus. I am yours. Mold me into a person who reflects your Glory!

    I uplift you in prayer, Rockinat55. What beautiful strength u witness to me and the world! May God’s breathe surround you on Thursday.

    And ladies of Srt, I pray and value each of you as we go through this together. Amen

    • rocknitat55

      Sue, that’s what I like about God. He loves U and me so much that he nevers gives up on us. He has a plan for our lives and he wants us to live a joyous life. So many times we miss the mark because we are, or think a certain way. For years I have been self righeous and critical. But you know what’s funny I did’nt even know I was that way. Living deceived. But then one day God lovingly showed me me. It was hard and not very pretty… I am getting there.. thnk God not where I use to be. I am still a work in progress! So sue, ladies he’s got plans for U.
      Thank you for your prayers sue. God Bless.

  • julieawilson

    To make a long story short, I accidentally left my keys in the van which my husband took in to work this morning. I'm stranded at home. We live 25 minutes out of town. This is causing a huge inconvenience for him and minor inconveniences for me. Needless to say I'm feeling some heavy toxic thoughts toward myself… Praying hard that I won't let them take root!
    How comforting to know that He sees me! (and that he hears me, even when I'm complaining)

    • Crystal

      So many times we see an inconvenience as just that, but we need to remember that it's God's plan. Maybe there is some reason that you are stranded at home today. Maybe you will get something done that is needed or maybe it was to keep you safe from harms way. It's like when you get stuck behind a slow car, oh this drives me NUTS because normally I'm running late, but often I've though what if this slow driver is saving me, from a ticket or even an accident. It's hard to remember when you have things to get done but sometimes it's comforting to look at it from that angle.

  • How comforting to know that we are not alone in our struggle against toxic thinking! The enemy thrives on keeping us isolated from one another – convincing us that everyone else has it all together, that somehow we are "less than". Can anyone else identify? But in His divine love and mercy, the Lord deems us worthy enough to die for and then doesn't leave it at that! He fights our battles for us and equips us with everything we need to live a life that pleases Him and glorifies His Name. And what does He require of us? Simply that we trust Him and take Him at His Word. Oh Lord, help us to look to You for everything we need to overcome the thoughts that besiege us! When negativity, fearfulness, envy and criticism creep in, remind us of Your Truth and Your Promises! Thank You, Lord. Thank You so much.

  • Well I think this reading helped me to identify which toxic category has the most impact on my life at this time of my life. I am somewhat of a news hound and am constantly into the news and am 99.9% of the time either critical or negative about it. Social media and the ease of access to news has brought out the worst in me in regards to these two categories and I find myself always seeking it out. I am not so much fearful or discontented, thank goodness. I have known this to be an issue and it has consumed a large part of my heart and soul. Identification and admission is the first step, now to put God's Word to work in my life in these areas!

  • Laura W.

    I’m not really loving this devo. It’s a small amount of scripture & then in the devo content it says “shake off those toxic thoughts”. It’s very works oriented & a bit “pull up your bootstraps”.

    To “shake off toxic thoughts” we need to meditate on scripture, be in constant prayer, be in relationship wit other believers. There’s nothing we can do to make ourselves better. It’s only the work of Christ.

    Anyone else feel this way?

    • martina

      Laura, thank you for your post.Your discernment is helpful. I think our tendency is often to turn a good thing into a "work" so we can manage it and try to control it somehow. We DO need to hold always before us Jesus and His gracious work for us! It's His life in us that counts. Paul says it best in Galatians 2:20.May the Lord lead you as you read these devos!

      • rocknitat55

        I so agrre with you martina, we kinda want to name it, own it, and work it.
        Laura I can see where u maybe concerned.
        However If U let the scriptures talk to U There kinda like oil, or the caster oil my mom use to give us when she thought we needed a good cleaning out (detox) lol. Once I read them and meditate God begins to bring forth those things\ thoughts\ ideas that are toxic to mylife.

    • Rodri

      It's important to identity your specific toxins. Once I think about them and also pray for the Spirit to continuously reveal them to me, I'm able to surrender more to Christ in a very specific sense.

      I also think each of these devotionals is a little light on scripture, but they should only be a supplement to our every day reading of the word.

    • AmyB

      Laura, I'm feeling the same. I'm catching up this week and have read the last few days this morning, on Saturday. So I see that we have started to get to what we can do about these toxic thoughts, and I do belief in identifying them. But, I feel like there has been a tone to this series that feels like "You're terrible, you have toxic thoughts, you need to be free of them, work harder" that I don't like and is not helping me right now. What if we don't know how? What if we try but just can't? I am trying to decide whether or not to go on medication for an anxiety disorder, and these devotions are a little pat – just put on the armor and pray harder, and if that doesn't help too bad for you. Maybe that's just my dark mood today, but there it is. I'll stick with it, but am not feeling the same about these devotionals as I have about the other SRT exercises, which I've loved so much and have been so helpful in my growth.

  • Teresa Thomas

    obviously I've battled them all throughout life, but when trying to sit down and examine which one I struggle with the most right now…. Well, I thought I had it nailed. Critical. But…Then I remembered that I often find myself praying my husband comes home from work safe or "day-maring" that I've lost the baby I'm carrying. So Fearful then. But…don't forget Monday night when I was grumpy and discontent because my husband wasn't spending enough time with me…

    So, my question is, is this a trick question or am I just much more toxic than I thought?

    Really good food for thought today!

    • Crystal

      I think at some point, or maybe all at once, we each struggle with them all. I know I do. I worry about my families well being and fear that something might happen on the drive home too. I have negative and critical thoughts about myself more than I probably even admit and have also been discontented with situation, surroundings etc. I think, at least for me, the key is to give it to God. Remember what we have to be thankful for and give our worry and anxiety over to Him and let Him battle for us. He is the one in control. Now all that's easier said than done sometimes but I guess like everything else it takes work and time.

    • Nikkie M.

      I know how you feel. I have those "day-mares" that I too have miscarried and I just stop and pray to God to remove those hidden fears from my heart. Because I know fear is not of God. He did not give us the spirit of fear. His word gives us Peace. That is what I pray that I continue to grow in God so that I can have that peace that he has in store for all of us. Congrats on the new addition to your family and my God bless and keep you and your little one.

      • Teresa Thomas

        Thanks Nikkie, Congratulations to you too! It's such an exciting time. I guess I was just trying to point out that the more I pondered the question the more I realized each one attacks me on a daily basis, even though at first I'd be tempted to say I'm above them all or above most of them. That's why it really is so important we stay in the word and stay aware of our thoughts and capture them before they become intoxicating, turning them into prayer like you suggested.

        praying blessings over you and your little one as well.

  • I have struggled with each of these at some point, but Fear is my default category. I am so driven by Fear, Worry, Anxiety, Stress….these types of negative thoughts have become so prominent in my life – and have seeped into all areas of my life – that I've come to see those feelings as normal, everyday emotions. So grateful for today's reminder that God doesn't want me to live in fear and dwell on negative thoughts.

    • Anna

      Amy, I understand you well! I too struggle with toxic fearful thoughts. They chain me down and I am unable to live fully like I long to. But the more I meditate on God's word and promises, the more I have strength to fight off these thoughts of fear, worry, anxiety, and stress. God bless you dear!

  • bwelch8565

    I hate identifying things that you really wish would "stay hidden." But I'm sooo thankful for this message this morning. I struggle wholeheartedly with fighting negative and discontented TOXICally disgusting thoughts. All these thoughts are selfish, degrading, unhealthy and belittling; not only to me but my family, my workspace, my daily thought processes. It's like this nasty bacteria that continuously comes back around and eats away at your very soul. I am sooo thankful for the Lord this morning and His promise to hold me, to lift me up, to fight my fight for me and the armor that He has provided for me. I find strength that the reason that Jeremiah was bringing his cases to the Lord is because the Lord had fought for him before and he trusted that He would fight for him again.

  • “But as for me, Lord , you know my heart. You see me and test my thoughts.”

    This verse is a great comfort to me. One of my biggest struggles in life is my fear of other people’s criticism or negative judgments. It can paralyze me so often from saying what I truly think and feel, even in a sensitive and loving way. I am so afraid of their rejection that I feel I need to hide, in so many different ways – even though I know that only God is my judge. And I guess that’s why this verse is comforting: that even if others judge me negatively, reject me, or misunderstand me, the LORD knows my true heart, and I know that his thoughts and intentions towards me are good. Because of Christ, I know with Him I am absolutely, unconditionally, and always accepted.

    • Anna

      "Because of Christ, I know with Him I am absolutely, unconditionally, and always accepted." Beautifully stated, Debra!

  • I often question God when I see “bad people” being successful. This critical and discontented thought pattern serves only to make me more miserable. Something I struggle to keep in mind is that the term “bad people” is so wrong. I think that because someone has wronged me or others, or sinned against God, that they are “bad” and should be punished. I long for justice. But, I am just as guilty as that other person. (Think speck/plank eye syndrome here, sisters). We are all sinners. Not only am I judging them for sins when I have different sins of my own to ask forgiveness for, I am giving up the opportunity to show them forgiveness and Grace that God has shown me. I miss the opportunity to love my enemy and bless them when I’m too consumed with myself to be a reflection of God.

    God knows the end from the beginning. His plan is always to bring glory to Himself, and He might use those “bad people” to do that. I am reminded of the history of Joseph. His own brothers sold him into slavery, he was taken from his land and thrown in prison for something he did not do… BUT GOD (one of the best phrases in the Bible) had a bigger plan. Joseph was put in charge of all of Egypt, and later saved his entire family (about 70 people) from famine, which then grew to a NATION (about 1.5 million people) when God led them out of Egypt. God used the sin of Joseph’s brothers to make His name known to the entire nation of Egypt much later. An example of how God’s timing is not ours to question. He is just.

    • Karina

      I like that "BUT GOD." Thanks for the emphasis.

    • Anna

      Emily, I can so relate to you in this. I also question God when I see "bad people" being successful. And oftentimes, those people have somehow hurt me in the past and I'm just waiting for God to take revenge on them. Such thoughts are so unmerciful. I have sins of my own and constantly ache for God's forgiveness when I do something wrong. And that's when it hits me that why should God forgive me when I'm so unmerciful towards those people who have wronged me? God did tell us to forgive. So I'm learning to fully forgive people and not be harsh towards them because it's really not fair for me to want God to forgive me but not them.
      "So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets" (Matthew 7:12).

  • The verse that really spoke to my heart this morning was Jeremiah 12:3, "But you, O Lord, know me; you see me, and test my heart towards you."

    In yesterday's staff meeting we were reading through Psalm 139 together, and those verses always touch me, it's really hard sometimes to understand just how much God knows us, how He knew us before we were in our mother's wombs, how He knows every thought we think, He knows every move we are going to make in our lives. This verse was just another reminder of how intimately our God knows us, and also a reminder that He knows EVERY thought that goes through my head, both toxic and not and it's such a challenge to make sure all of my thoughts are God honoring and to ask for forgiveness when they are not.

    I am so thankful for this community and group of ladies! I am praying for this community this morning.

  • Wow I have was thinking toxic was just negativity, but definitely see where fear, being discontent and critical all fall into this category!
    And I have much to work on. Great food for thought! :)

  • lisabethjean

    "…Yet you know me, O LORD; you see me and test my thoughts about you…"

    Father, cleanse me from the critical spirit I have toward others today. Also, Lord, reassure me of Your hand when I experience apprehension when following the path You've chosen for my life.

  • I was very convicted today reading the devotional and scripture. I have three of the four toxic thought categories!! Not sure how I got here but I was thinking some of these were justified because o treatment from others. I couldn’t be more wrong. Thank God He has given us all we need to overcome all these things, and that He is loving and forgiving! After I finished reading today’s assignment, I accidentally pressed play on iTunes as I was walking and a song from my little ones’ lullaby album, Sing Over Me came on. The song was ‘May the Words of My Mouth’ by Janna Long. Here are part of the lyrics :

    May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart
    Bless Your name, bless Your name, Jesus
    And the deeds of the day and the truth in my ways
    Speak of You, speak of You, Jesus

    For this is what I’m glad to do
    It’s time to live a life of love that pleases You
    And I will give my all to You
    Surrender everything I have and follow You
    I’ll follow You

    I think i need to remember to keep my thoughts on Him today, not my excuses and justifications. Praying that each us have our needs met today. Thank you that we can each share and grow with one another!

    • Crystal

      Wow, isn't it amazing how He works. That song is SO fitting for todays reading!

  • Autumn Dawn Leader

    Jeremiah 12:3 – 4a in the Amplified Bible, really hit me and has become my prayer: "But You, O Lord, know and understand me and my devotion to You; You see me and try my heart toward You. [O Lord] pull [these rebellious ones] out like sheep for the slaughter and devote and prepare them for the day of slaughter. How long must the land mourn and the grass and herbs of the whole country wither? Through the wickedness of those who dwell in it the beasts and the birds are consumed and are swept away…" Lord God, pull my rebellious thoughts and thought-patterns – which adversely affect my life – out of me. The fear, the worry, the faultfinding and complaining – I don't want these things holding me back any longer. Let these things be like sheep for the slaughter.

    This passage reminde me of 2 Corinthians 10:4-6 where we are instructed to cast down the rebellious thoughts and lead every thought into obedience. Father God, help us all! We call on you, Jesus. Help us, Holy Spirit. We long for dexofication that will bring transformation in our lives. Have Your way in us. Amen!

  • Praying for you Rocknitat55 and all you other ladies.

  • Leah Tvt

    Loving the reflections and comments here! So much better going through a plan toile this with fellow believers! Getting so much more out of it than I would otherwise. Prayers for you all. Prayers for you, Rocknitat55, for boldness on Thursday!

  • I’m blessed and have been encouraged by your comments already. Praying for you, ladies.

  • rocknitat55

    At different points n my life I have been consumed by all that was described. I remember being so consumed with lack when I was raising my son that I barely slept at all. But I remembering finding and meditating on the scripture n matthew that says, take no thought for tomorrow…

    I know now for me since recovering from an illness and having to get around on a walker its fear. Fear when I am driving, when I’m shopping. I remember that I wouldn’t even leave my house, walk across my lawn. I had to begin to meditate on sciptures, like n Isaiah which says that he won’t let me be ashamed, in Phil, I can do all things through Christ Jesus, and finally the scripture that says God did not give us a spirit of fear. Sounds simple but it works. The word is the whole Armor like we talked about earlier in this plan.

    I would like to solicit the prayers of this community. On this comming Thursday I will go on a job interview, I am not praying for the job as much ( I believe what God has for me, it is for me) as I am praying for boldness. Praying against fear, doubt, a critical spirit. Believing that I am less or not good enough because I have a disability. These are my toxic thoughts.

    This morning I put all toxic thoughts under my feet for which your Word says I have the power to tread on! I can and I will do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

    • Gail

      Dear one, you are so blessed! God makes His light shine through your disability and your are His ambassador!. Remember you are made in His image, so walk in His light, He will provide the rest. Your interview, no matter the outcome,can place you in a closer relationship with God… let it. Claim His promises! Your life is already planned, with riches in Christ Jesus…You are held up in prayers. Blessings.

    • Kim

      Yesterday's verses really spoke to me and today, they are my prayer for you!! “…the weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” Our Father will be with you today as you walk into that interview, with a strong and healthy mind and spirit that HE has given you. You have blessed me with your encouragement so many times over the past few weeks that I have been reading SRT and it is evident that HE lives within you. HE will be your victor today and HE will deliver you from your fear! He can DEMOLISH and take every thought to make it obedient to Him. He will go before you and smooth the way! Besides ~ you have a ton of sisters who will be praying you through it today! Loving you in prayer Rockinat55!

      • rocknitat55

        I have received these words mighty woman of God. May he bless you 100 fold for blessing a servant of God.

    • Aneta Nina

      praying for you as I read this!

    • jesusgirl71

      You know I have a disability; in fact i have a couple. i am totally blind and also have other issues I mentioned earlier. I struggle with those thoughts and then frustrations of man i wish I didn't have this disability. I know what you are going through, trust me. but you are ok. god loves you and so do I. I love your posts and feel such a kinship with you. I am late coming to this but really hope the interview went well. if they can't see past the disability, then they are missing out on an awesome employee. fortunately, in my current profession, the fact of my disability is a boon rather than a hindrance because I work with a company who makes products for the blind. So if I were not blind, I might not have this job. Realized this anew last week when I was dealing with some frustration. sometimes, our disabilities can help us relate to others with similar issues and can even be a boon in our careers.

  • Oh God do a new work in my heart…

  • The first part of v3 really stood out to me Jeremiah 12:3 NIV

    Yet you know me, Lord ;

    you see me and test my thoughts about you.

    God knows our thoughts and wants them to be holy- what a challenge for how we live the rest of our lives. I’ve been really challenged this week to make sure I am living a life others will see as different. I will probably mess up but to admit that and apologise when I do is just as different! My 3 changes are what I want to detox from my soul: complaining, gossiping and laziness.

    • robin

      Yes claire those r my 3 as well,I find myself easvh and everyday working on my toxic thoughts,speaking and my lack of do nothing,but I kepp GOD in my mind much more now and I see changes and my co-worker do as well,cause I seperate myself from the drama and gossip,I eat alone to pray and read GODS word.

    • Soos

      "to make sure I am living a life others will see as different." WOW, well said! Amen

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