“I have given you authority…over all the power of the enemy.”
–Luke 10:19 (ESV)
I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten— the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm— my great army that I sent among you.
– Joel 2:25
Friday, July 07, 2023
When you’re focused on the immense pressure that comes from insecurity, relationship challenges, political gridlocks, technology trends, and all sorts, it’s easy to forget who you are and the power and authority that’s been given to you. All you can think about is, How am I going to get out of this?
Whatever your situation today—whether it’s overdue bills, dwindling income, the loss of a job or relationship sommersaults, or unexpected outcomes—God wants to deliver you and restore the years that the locusts have eaten (Joel 2:25).
His will is always for you to live an abundant life in every area of life. He doesn’t want you to struggle or worry—He wants you to have all your needs met, be equipped to help others and live in His perfect peace.
In order for His blessings to manifest in your life, you have to do your part by being obedient to His Word. You may be feeling tired from the struggle, but don’t “grow weary while doing good, for in due season [you] shall reap if [you] do not lose heart” (Galatians 6:9, NKJV).
It all begins with refusing the wrong mindset and building the right mindset. You may have fallen into the temptation to take on a victim mentality.
This includes thoughts like, ‘ Why is this happening to me? ‘
‘I’ve always obeyed God, and now here I am.’
‘Why are things so difficult?’
‘Why am I under so much attack?’
When you take on a spiritual posture of self-pity, you’re actually standing in a defeated position.— a weak stance that beckons the enemy to get involved and “help” you continue down the wrong path.
Instead, resist the devil—resist self-pity and the blame game—and take back your position of power. A person in power doesn’t complain—he takes action. Refuse and reject intimidation, refuse to settle for crumbs, you are a child your seat is on the table.
Certainly, this will take every ounce of strength you have, but you can do it! God gives you strength when you feel weak (2 Corinthians 12:10), He will arm you with strength for the battle (Psalm 18:39), and He says He always causes you to triumph (2 Corinthians 2:14)—always!
You can put shame, intimidation, fear, sickness, misfortune, negativity, and the enemy under your feet. It is your God-given authority! so don’t be discouraged.
Begin taking back your power by coming into the presence of God in prayer regularly and consistently, then a daily confession of God’s word regarding specific areas of need. That’s a power that cannot be defeated.
Then, you’ll soon realize that no matter what your situation looks like, you have the authority and power to overcome it—the power to conquer.
LET US PRAY:
In Jesus’ Name, I declare Abraham’s blessing bel
God’s favor and Blessing are active and operating in every area of my life, Everything I do prospers and succeeds.
The wisdom of God helps me to make sound life decisions. I am great, blessed, and fully restored.