Do not accept counterfeits
We have a life full of true JOY readily available to us as sons and daughters of a King. When we settle for counterfeits, even the most subtle, such as our coffee or compliments, we cheat ourselves from the fullness in Him. This will be a life of false security and constant ups and downs.
You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
We have the best Dad in the whole world. He doesn’t compare to any earthly man. In Him we find everything we need, want, and could ever dream about.
These are Godly pleasures. As we enter into His presence through worship, reading His word, and prayer, we see Him rightly and that allows us to see ourselves rightly. This creates a Godly confidence that will not be found any other place.
I remember seven years ago when I had my first daughter. I was in constant need because I had no confidence. Need for approval or fear of man kept me from enjoying the simple things. I was easily overwhelmed and was ruled by false reality. In my mind, if I could just keep everything perfect, I would finally be happy.
This was a counterfeit.
I was trading in His presence for busyness. I was trading in His pleasures and limiting myself to what my eye could see. I was miserable and so were those around me. Only Jesus makes us fully known, approved, and gives us His joy and pleasures.
Now, as a confident mother of three; I’m full of life and true JOY. Sitting with Holy Spirit discovering who God is daily because I can never get enough of His goodness. I don’t accept counterfeits and if I do I am quickly repentant and hop back on the path He has for me. Fear of man is gone and we are thriving as a family. I’m so thankful for His patience with me and look forward to sharing my intimate walk of identity.
In His Presence,