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Renee Swope is a Word-lover, heart-encourager, and grace-needer. She's also a wife and mom of three Joshua (27), Andrew (24), and Aster (13) and the best-selling author of "A Confident Heart" and her newest book, "A Confident Mom," released in February! Renee loves making memories with her family, creating beautiful...

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  1. That Scripture when Jesus asks “Who told you” is a real eye opener for me! I never thought of it that way that Jesus is letting Adam know that someone is filling his head with lies!

  2. Thank you for this message and giving me a different perspective on my own questions. I have often asked myself, what is wrong with me and another question— why can’t I do anything right. My father died last August after being on Hospice since May. I felt like everything I did was wrong, that I couldn’t do anything right. It is taking me a long time to realize that God was in control and that it was out of my hands. My dad was ready to pass but I wasn’t ready to let him go so it seemed like everything I did for him was wrong. But God had it right all along. I am Blessed and I am enough and God’s love makes it all right.

  3. Renee,
    Oh how the enemy knows our Achilles heel, and he comes after us with a vengeance! I certainly haven’t mastered what I’m about to share, but it has helped me recognize the condemnation of the enemy when he comes calling. When I ask what’s wrong with me or criticze myself with a “You’re so ________” or “You always _______” (fill in the negative words that come out), I ask myself three key questions: 1. Is this thought making me anxious? 2. Is this thought condemning me? 3. Does the thought I’m having line up with what the Bible says is true about me? If the answers are “yes,” “yes,” and “no,” than I know the thought is from the enemy and it’s up to me to kick him and his lies to the curb as soon as possible. Also, It’s hard for me to envision God saying to me, “What wrong with you?” If God wouldn’t say that to me, then I need to immitate His example and not say it to myself. “There is therefore now NO condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:1 Words to live by!
    Bev xx

  4. Needed this truth! Thank you so much for sharing, Renee! I need to keep reminding myself of the truth that God is so good and I am so loved by Him. God bless, friends! ❤️

  5. Thank you for the reminder that what has made is good. God is good all the time and all the time God is good.

  6. Thank you, Renee, for this eye opener! I’m my own worst enemy and always HEAR these thoughts and make them real in my heart, mind and actions. I too really was enlightened by your explanation to us that Christ asked Adam….Who told you such? Thank you for this devo~many women (ME!) need to hear it!

  7. Thank you for your words of wisdom. They made me change my perspective when I say “what’s wrong with me” or “you’re so stupid”. Now I can see these are actually lies of Satan, certainly not from God. I will snuff them out as the lies they are. Thank you so much.

  8. Renee
    Thank-you for this very helpful reminder to not give in to the negative thoughts as they are very damaging, and take away from God’s love for us
    .Blessings to all,

  9. Thank you for a much needed reminder. I feel like I have this tape playing in an endless loop pointing out all my faults. Yes, I am remarkably and wondrously made.

  10. I so needed to read your encouraging word today. I’ve been saying “ what’s wrong with you! Satan attacks my faith a lot as well. I’m glad I’m not alone. Thank you.

  11. I love this! Thank you so much for your words, Renee! I do this very same thing quite often and I need to remember I am God’s creation. I may not be perfect, but I can be made perfect in Him.

  12. Renee,

    We could be twins. I am awful at asking such questions. Better yet each time I make a mistake I hear “you’re stupid, dumb, why even try.” Yes those are lies from the enemy. Like Bev I try to kick his rear to the curb by citing scripture over myself. I am more than a conqueror through Christ who strengthens me. I am a child of almighty God-He doesn’t make mistakes. I am fearfully & wonderfully made in the image of God. By calling myself those names I am in turn calling Jesus the same. With Christ in you, there is nothing wrong with you. AMEN!!

    Blessings 🙂

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