For today’s lesson, I have learned that before I receive what is spoken, I must first consider the source. I can’t receive everything that is spoken to me, even if it is from people who are considered qualified by the world. Qualification with the world does not automatically mean they are qualified by God to speak into my life.
There were times, I allowed the words of unauthorized sources to discourage me. These were individuals who were not out for my best interest. Some were hurt people and their unresolved pain, made them a perfect tool in the hands of the enemy. They allowed the father of lies to influence them and were used to try to derail me from my purpose. The negativity of their words, would often dictate my mood and even impacted the way I saw myself. I would rehearse and reflect on the words they spoke, instead of rejecting their lies. However, as I mature, I am becoming more discerning and I am very careful of whose voice I listen to. Before I receive words that are spoken, I stop and consider the source.
1 Peter 5:8 NLT Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.