"Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." -Ecclesiastes 4:12 People make agreements all the time. We make them with friends, with business partners, or in a marriage. Agreements between people can be very powerful. When we agree to do something together, we can accomplish great things. But did you know there are other types of agreements? Agreements happen in the spiritual realm too, beginning with our minds. We can agree with an attitude, a perception, with God, or with the enemy. When we see something a certain way, we have made a conscious decision within ourselves to see it that way, and to agree that's the way it is. Perception really is reality. Our beliefs about ourselves are agreements. We choose to believe whether we are fat or ugly, skinny or beautiful. "Fat" is not just a body weight - it can be a measure of our worth. We agree with ourselves about how much we're worth. Sometimes these thoughts are valid, sometimes they're not. But, we need to be very careful who or what we are agreeing with - a cord of three strands is not easily broken. Once a friend of mine was having a difficult time fitting in socially. She had tried to talk to certain people and make new friends, but it just wasn't working out. She felt worthless, like she had nothing to offer. I told her, "Jessica, (not her real name), you've got to walk in there with an attitude like you've got something to offer. Not in a haughty sort of way, but in a way that says, 'hey, I know I'm worth something, and I know God thinks that way too. And I'm not going to let your actions or my perception of what you're thinking about me tell me I don't!" Who or what are you choosing to agree with? Would God agree the same way? Make a decision today to agree how God agrees. When we do this, the kingdom of heaven lives in our hearts, and we are never the same.