2 Corinthians 4:16
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day.
Today’s Inspiration: How important it is to renew our mind day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16. The troubles we go through are momentary but we are unaware they are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. V17. It is important we focus on the unseen which is eternal rather than what we can see on the surface. V18. Our existing cyclical problems do have their roots. Why do people perceive what was not meant to be? Why are things that meant well turned out to be adverse. Research has found that the roots can be traced from the reactions of words spoken whilst we are in the womb. What were harvested in our early years now are harvested in our adult years. What you sow is what you reap. Galatians 6:7. As young as 2.5 months in the mother’s womb and probably much sooner, babies are experiencing life and recording those experiences in their brains. They recognise certain voices and are aware of the attitudes of parents and others towards their presence. Are they happy moments or disappointing moments? Is the mother enjoying the pregnancy or find it striving or fear of the outcome? In fact our personality and character are formed out of a child’s experiences in the womb. What He experienced on the inside will manifest in the outside.
Parents marital situation are all known to the baby the words they hear from the womb. Unborn children are normally affected primarily by the mother’s attitude towards the child in the womb and is also influenced by the quality of the mother’s relationship with the father.
Today God is asking us to abandon our anxiety over what we are pondering at and to cast our cares and anxieties on Him. Psalm 55:22. Many a time we are excited about the call in our mind but our heart always draws us back.
An anxious heart weighs a man down. Proverbs 12:25. Physically this is so. Anxiety steals emotional peace and removes spiritual assistance. We should be captivated by God’s assurance of provision in Philippians 4:19 of God being our provider rather than captured by unbelief as to whether He will provide on time.
In fact worrying unnecessarily is a reflection of your lack of understanding of who our Father is. He tells us that if we seek His Kingdom which is within our heart and His righteousness which is also an inward virtue all things we desire will be added unto us. Matthew 6:33. Can we believe this Promise? Only His Kingdom is worthy of our ultimate concern.
Present problems really have past roots. Our present reactions are learnt from our early life. Emotional baggage of our past is not over till we address those issues. Years of exposure and experience in life have etched emotional groves inside of you which produces a certain type of reaction when a certain topic is introduced. Probing the past to discover how and when we have learnt these reactions is usually productive in seeking to gain control over them in order to change them.
Though stress seems to attack our body as one always profess, my view is more towards the attitude towards stress that matters. So long as stress don’t eat into our emotions, our anti-bodies will be enough to attack any virus. Stress is therefore a virus we need to confront. The root of stress is fear and anxiety. They are Siamese twins that are inseparable that are poisonous to our body. We must not look at surface of things.
Rejection, fear, inferiority, insecurity, shame, defilement and hopelessness are all picked up by babies during their life in the mother’s womb. Some of us feel rejected and unwanted during the time of pregnancy perceiving our mom does not want us. The actual fact is that they are not ready for such pregnancy. Our prebirth reactions has to a large extent affect our attitude towards life.
Induced labour or C- section result in a baby growing up to have bonding problems, intense craving for attention or physical contact and sexual perversion. If there are constant fights in the home during pregnancy, the baby will grow up to be nervous, fearful, jumpy, feeling guilty when in conflict, taking emotional responsibility for parents. This is one example. Unusually painful delivery will result in the child growing up to have unacceptably expressed anger which has dire consequences. Can u feel it?.