I AM A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH!
"The God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." - 1 Peter 5:10
Something my Pastor said has given me such encouragement and has empowered my spirit. She said, "If you are a force to be reckoned with, Then Deal With It!"
You may not see how that can be empowering or encouraging but I have been blessed to have pastors that have taught me about authority. They have taught me that my fight is not against flesh. They have taught me to stand on my faith and to take God at His word. I never have fully put my authority into action like I have been taught. I would cower when the enemy was in front of me. I was not being verbal enough battling the enemy and allowed myself to feel defeated. But when my Pastor said repeat after me, "I am a force to be reckoned with" Empowerment took place and I once again realized I am not defeated and that the enemy can not win because of who I am in Christ and knowing that, I know there are things I need to deal with. How about you.?
It makes sense to me, does it make sense to you.?
Then let me ask you this... If you are a force to be reckoned with spiritually, then what is it that you haven't been dealing with.?
If you declare to be that force then it's time to start putting your God given Authority into action and start dealing with things!
Deal with your anger! Deal with your depression! Deal with your debt! Deal with the sin in your life! Deal with difficult people! Deal with your addiction! Deal with the fact that everything is not about you! Deal with the enemy!
Do you believe what the bible says in Luke chapter 10 verse 19.? "Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you."
God gives us authority over all the power of the enemy, and He said nothing will injure us. Do you really believe that.?
Then STOP prissy footin around with the devil and deal with him! YOU ARE FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH because of who you are in Christ!
You have all you need inside you, God and His Holy Spirit! He is waiting for you to step out so that signs and wonders can follow your believing and your faith can be put into action and exercised with all sorts of things for God’s well deserved Glory. Renew your mind daily with God's Word so that His power can flow through you. You are in this world but not of this world.
Keep Moving Forward with God! Know that when you read 1 Peter 5:10 it is Almighty God's guarantee to you that He is constantly working in you in the midst of your trouble and pain - strengthening you, perfecting you, and settling you - so that you can become all He created you to be, and fulfill the plans and purposes He intends for you.
Father God, when I face difficulties of any kind, remind me of my God given authority, help me to always see things from your perspective instead of from the world's. Show me how to respond to every challenge with a Christlike attitude and authority, so that I can reap the benefits You have for me, while crushing the enemy under my feet and avoiding the unnecessary pain he tries to cause. Thank You that as I cooperate with You in times of suffering, You will transform me into a powerful force for good and for Your glory! In The Mighty and Holy Name of Jesus I pray, Amen.