It all starts in the mind. Our place of safety should first be established in our mind before it manifests into our atmosphere or environment.
Who is your place of safety? What keeps you going? Psalm 23 says, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil, for You are with me. In times of uncertainty, who are you relying on or what are you relying on? Your number one place of safety. It is important to look deep into our thought patterns and their manifestations. Sometimes it’s very easy to deceive ourselves. It’s easy as children of God to recite scriptures without the scriptures taking hold of us. When a scripture takes hold of your mind, your mind gains power to conquer your environment or your atmosphere. Psalm 20 says, some trust in chariots, others trust in their horses. May your mind be strong enough for you to trust in the Lord.
It’s very easy to announce God as your place of safety when you have a backup. Allow God to be your only option. Anxiety or depression sometimes kicks in when God has not yet manifested His answer. You may have prayed and He answered through a revelation you’re holding onto, awaiting it’s manifestation. As you wait patiently on the manifestation, the situation is getting worse. This is the time to dig deep into your thoughts by being alert of them (your thoughts). This is the time you will be able to determine who or what is your place of safety. What your mind holds on to at this time, will determine your place of safety.
May the Word of God continue to transform us daily. May the Lord help us not to esteem the revelation He gave us higher than Him. May we be helped on how to hold on to revelation while we make our relationship with God our place of safety. Anxiety or depression comes when there’s a delay according to your understanding. Panic kicks in when you have not precisely discerned the times. When this happens, it reveals who or what has been your place of safety. Revelation over God. Provision over God. Man over God. Your house over God. Your job over God. Your car over God. We can go on forever mentioning these chariots and horses. May we all get to a level of trusting God more than our chariots and horses. May we rely on His rod and His staff as He uses them to guide us in the journey of life.
Psalm 4:8 NASB
In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You alone, O Lord, make me to dwell in safety.
As we grow in the Word of God – dwelling under the shadow of the Almighty God, may our minds be renewed or transformed so we can conquer our challenges, atmospheres, principalities and powers that surround us with an aim to deprive us from getting to our destinies.