Deaf To The Negative – Joel Osteen Devotional, 27th August 2023
Joel Osteen Devotional, 27th August 2023
Today’s Topic: Deaf To The Negative – (Joel Osteen Devotional, 27th August 2023)
Those who seek my life try to entrap me…All day long they say deceitful things. But I am like a deaf man—I hear nothing.
We all have discouraging thoughts telling us what we can’t do, how we’re not going to get well or ever be successful. Sometimes people will speak negative words that will keep us from becoming who we were created to be if we let the negative play in our mind. No one can make you think something. You get to choose what you dwell upon. When those lies come saying, “You’re not attractive. You don’t have a good personality. You’re too old,” you can dwell on it and let it poison you, or you can ignore it.
In the Scripture, David had people constantly speaking defeat over him and faced thoughts saying he would never reach his destiny. How did he keep his mind filled with faith? He says, “I am like a deaf man—I hear nothing.” If you’re going to reach your potential, you have to become deaf to the negative. When people speak defeat and discouraging thoughts come, don’t give it the time of day. Let it go in one ear and out the other.
Prayer for Today
“Father, thank You that You’ve given me the power to stop negative thoughts and words from playing in my mind. Thank You that I can be like a deaf man and hear none of the negative. I declare that I will dwell upon what You say about me and keep my mind filled with faith. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.”