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Does God give us the desires of our hearts? Will He give us the things we want? How can we know if something we want is from God or not? This post explores how we should manage our desires.
“Yeah, man, I’ll be there,” Tim said. His stomach tightened. “Yeah, I promise. I said I’d be there and I will be.”
Tim had just promised to meet Derek at one of their old hangouts. Tim hadn’t been going out to the bars for a while now, but Derek had been begging him to get together. The two friends had always enjoyed a couple of laughs and a few drinks.
And sometimes, a lot of drinks.
(This is Part 2 of the Uncovering the Truth blog series. CLICK HERE to read Part 1.)
Have you ever wondered why God lets bad things happen?
The world is full of tragedy. A child develops cancer. A storm destroys the homes of thousands. Hard-working people become victims of corporate cutbacks. A good plan falls apart.
Things like this can cause us to question the goodness of God. And when they do happen, it provides Satan with a perfect opportunity to keep us wondering:
God, why are you doing this to me?
Negativity comes in many forms - anxiety, fear, doubt, failure, and a host of others. These feelings and thoughts become barriers that prevent us from living the kind of life we want - if we let them.
In Sowing and Reaping Part 1: The Truth About Mindsets, I wrote about the concept of sowing and reaping and how it applies to the way we think. Now, in part two of this series, we'll look at another side of this spiritual law and the process of defeating destructive mindsets.