DEVOTION

VICTORY.

God gave us the tools we need to be victorious on the earth. What does that mean? We can be unstoppable as God has given us authority over whatever tries to stop us from fulfilling God’s plans for our lives.

I want to talk to you about who you are in Christ and how these truths can change your life if you choose to stand on it. It’s so easy to allow fear, worry and anxiety to dictate our situations.

He tell us to be anxious for nothing (Philippians 4:6). Yet, sometimes we have fear. But the truth is God gave us authority over the power of the enemy (Luke 10:19).

We all have almost daily opportunities to be anxious, negative, and frantic! I don’t have kids yet, but the thought of little ones running around in the house with finger paint on their hands makes me think of the word “frantic”. This is more about internal peace (even if chaos is around you).

In every circumstance, choosing to respond in faith instead of fear will ALWAYS produce a better result.

A few months ago I went to grab my computer and realized I had most likely left it on our bus while being on the road. After searching for it on the bus with no avail, I immediately had to make a decision. Was I going to freak out, let fear in and scream, “I LOST MY COMPUTER!” (like I felt like doing)? Or was I going to respond in confidence of Philippians 4:6 (anxious for nothing…but pray)? It might sound silly, but this was very important to me. I had a lot of documents (of which I should have backed up) on this computer and the item itself was not one I wanted to replace. Instead of screaming, I decided to pray every time I thought about it. 2 weeks passed. I had exhausted every resource I knew. It was time for bus call again, and there I went, without my rose-gold-sparkle-incased computer and a very useful tool. When I walked up the steps to board the bus, our bus driver saw me, opened a compartment and said, “Is this your computer?” I said, “yes!” I hugged the computer, hugged him and thanked God for his mercy (irresponsibility put me in this predicament). It turns out he found it and hid it to keep it safe while he was out of town the previous week.

That may seem like a ridiculous example, but it was a very real opportunity for me to get anxious. I had recently begun to write again and this felt like a big step backwards.

Thankfully, God doesn’t require us to get saved and then be perfect. But he does ask us to have faith. This faith comes by “hearing and hearing by the Word” (Romans 10:17). Do you know what this means? Every time you pick up your Bible or open up your Bible app, you are building your faith! You may not feel any different but you’re strengthening your spirit. So, no matter what comes your way you can respond with TRUTH from God’s word. By this, we can get through any situation in victory.

Here are some scriptures I have been meditating on.

“But you belong to God…the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in the world.” John 4:3.

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me.” Isaiah 54:17

“For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Romans 10:10

“And he said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace…’” Mark 5:34

“casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7

Read the scriptures above and others pertaining to your situation and allow the words to strengthen you. Eternal perspective will keep us focused on what is important.

I hope you are encouraged.

“Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16.

Victory is ours.

One comment

  1. Amen, sister! Being one prone to stressing out over even more minor things than my computer being lost (which would have made me go crazy), I really found this an extraordinary reminder on where peace is found. Thank you!

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