Some people have a cell phone that they cannot keepcharged. I have a cell phone that will never go off. Yes it’sthe craziest thing, but I for some reason, have a cell phonethat will not shut off. I was a guest speaker at a wonderfulconference pertaining to Christian media and I attendedseveral of the seminars while there. One particular seminar had a panel of guest speakers,many of which I knew personally and I wanted to learn all I could. I chose a seat close tothe front, so that I could really pay attention and not be distracted by anything.During the Q & A my telephone rang. Now, I had turned it off before the event, or so Ithought. I grabbed my purse and after searching for what seemed like an eternity, I foundmy cell and quickly turned it off. Several minutes go by and my phone rings a 2
time,but now I know for sure, I had turned it off. I apologized to the panel and the attendee’s.Once again, I turned it off. Several minutes passed and believe it or not, my cell rings. Iwas ready to throw it against the nearest brick wall. Never in all my life, have I had a cellthat just would not turn off. Again, I repeated the process of shutting down my cell. Afterthat seminar, I checked my phone and sure enough, it was still on. Oh my goodness!The take away: Isn’t that just like those voices we hear in our ear: “You are not goodenough.” “ You cant do that”, “You’re not qualified”, “If only I was smarter, prettier,richer, more popular, more accepted” -----You fill in your own blank. Turning thosesounds off just isn’t enough. You have to replace all the noise and chatter with the truthof God’ Word. You have to silence any and all voices, arguments you are having withyourself, thoughts, mindsets, theories, reasoning, attitudes, beliefs that do not line up withthe word of God. How freeing is that! Hallelujah. From this day forward, let thescriptures take precedent- “define you, qualify you, approve you, accept you, mold you,lead you, influence you, guide you” all else is just simply noisy useless chatter.
For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling downstrongholds,
casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against theknowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled. 2 Cor. 10:4-6 NKJV