Circumstances don’t move me. What people may say about me, doesn’t move me. What moves me is how God thinks about me and in the end, that is all that really matters. The praise of man or the criticism of man is not what drives my car. What puts gas in my tank is the Word of God. His Word moves me. His Word strengthens me. His Word upholds me and keeps me grounded. I strive to do things right, to have those around me notice the difference maker in me. I think it is important to have a good reputation but my confidence, my self-esteem, my self-worth does not come from them it comes from what God thinks and has said about me.
This is what I believe and confidently declare!
Psalms 119:9 (NIV) How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to Your word.
Psalms 119:15-16 (NKJV) I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways. 16 I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.
Psalms 119:33-34 (NKJV) Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes, And I shall keep it to the end. 34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
Psalms 119:57 (NKJV) You are my portion, O Lord; I have said that I would keep Your words.
Psalms 119:105 (NKJV) Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.