Being given and also accepting a purpose driven life is one of the greatest rewards anyone can accomplish. We write down our goals, research the process, place it on a timeline and get to work. The one thing I forgot though, was that there would be challenges. Sometimes we throw in the towel too soon just because this issue was not part of the plan. Just because you are “of” God, does not mean life will be perfect for you. You are under God’s authority so use it.
Tests, trials and tribulations come to make us strong. Right? Acts 14:22 says “we all have to experience many hardships before we enter the Kingdom of God”. So I had to learn to keep on my armor of God everyday even when it was sunny outside. Take the story of David and Goliath; David heard the word from God and he made a decision to fight. There were naysayers in the land, even his brother, tried to talk him out of it. But people speak their fears over you because of where they are. Their faith is not your faith. When you listen to others, you accept their authority over you and surrender God’s. Don’t ever let fears voice be larger than God’s voice.
Do: Say, I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me(Philippians 4:13) Say this to yourself everyday until your spirit takes full hold of it. Believe it. Walk in the authority of it.
1 Pet 4:12-13 (NIV) “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed”. His glory is the good work that he placed in you to give back unto this earth. We are business owners, doctors, scientists, motivational speakers, television personalities, community activists, pastors, teachers, fitness professionals, farmers, philanthropists, etc.. Rise up and take your place in the land of the giants. Don’t let fear – false evidence appearing real – take you out of your zone to a state of demise (the end of existence or activity).
Stay on your knees consulting God for the people, places, and things that He desires to use in the earth to get you there. And listen. Own it. Fight with God’s heart and get rid of the spirit of fear.
Conquerors by Kirk Franklin, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rxRnwnp9T8
We carried our cross
(We carried our cross)
Through stormy weather
(Through storm and rain)
Because of Christ
(Because of Christ)
Now we can say, now we can say)
That we are conquerors
See I know, I know conquerors
We are conquerors, conquerors
For no matter what we go through
Lord, I give my promise to You