The other day I woke up feeling a bit lousy. I had what felt like an ear infection even though the doctor said I didn’t have one. It was a combination of allergies and blockage of sinuses. I had not slept well the night before and my mind was telling me it was going to be a rough day. It was 5 am, my usual wake-up time and I started to dread the day because of the thoughts that were bouncing around in my head. I refused to subject myself to that negativity. It took a stand. I said No out loud. I decided to rise above the situation knowing that Jesus was above my situation so I sided with Jesus. I used that first hour of my day to “inject” Jesus into my thinking. I chose to join Him and be joyful for that moment instead of sliding into despair. I didn’t feel good but I knew my feelings didn’t matter. Jesus mattered and He was going to get me through the day. I applied Jesus over everything. I lifted Him up above everything.
I declared the goodness of the Lord in my life. When negative thoughts attack you, you need to attack them with God’s Word. I quoted scriptures and I quoted whatever the Lord was putting on my heart. I turned the whole thing into a praise session with great words of affirmation. I wasn’t going to let the opposition win against me that early. When it begins that early, your day is usually destined to be very difficult. Fight the good fight of faith first thing in the morning, friend. How you start your day, what you think first thing in the morning and your early morning attitude are key. I put Jesus on top of all the evil the enemy wanted to do to me that day. It was Jesus over everything for me and that is how I set up my day. Set up your day with Jesus in the framework of your day. Be determined to hold on to Him all day. He is with you all the time. Recognize that. Celebrate that. Don’t let the “morning sickness” get in the way. Let Jesus get in the way of everything that is negative.
Did I feel better right away? I didn’t but I was able to see that my spirit was getting stronger and when your spirit is strong, you are halfway there. The other half is for you to persevere and to maintain that positive attitude. The Lord will help you. Give Him what you have and He will meet you halfway. I stuck to my guns by speaking Jesus over every thought. I knew that it was important for me to remember that He has authority over everything. He can do all things and He helps us in all things. “Jesus over everything” was my motto for that day. It truly is a lifestyle and a habit we ought to develop. He reigns. He is omnipotent. He is almighty. No weapon formed against you shall conquer when you have Jesus. Use His name against the enemy. Use His name against the fear and the pain. Use His name against the bad feelings and the emotions. Be relentless. Let it be Jesus all day. He will carry you. He will bless you. He will make you a blessing to others. He will get you through anything. He will give you peace through anything. He will help you get up in the morning and you will have the best day with Him. Let it all be about Jesus and He will walk with you all day long. Nothing will harm you and nothing will win against you. You can do this, friend. Greater is the Lord that is in you than the devil that is against you. Keep your hopes up! Jesus over everything! May God bless you and protect you and remember that He will always love you!
Suggested reading: Romans 8:31; 1 John 4:4; 1 John 4:16