One of the amazing things about God is that He can bring blessings into your life out of nowhere. When it looks like everything is going against you, God can, in an instant, bless you in a way that you least expect. Something that might not look like much can all of a sudden turns into something great after God places His hand on it. God is good at taking you out of nothing and putting you into something bigger than you could imagine. You can’t image how quickly God can bring you into your destiny. You might feel like you are going nowhere fast. You might think that God has forgotten all about you. But God’s ways are much higher than our own and you can trust that He is in the background doing what needs to be done to bring you into the brightest season of your life.
God is not obligated to tell any of us exactly what He plans to do, nor how He plans to do it, nor when He plans to do it. His ways are His ways! Sometimes we have to get over some stuff before God will allow us to walk into His blessings! Don’t hinder God. Ask yourself ‘am I still holding onto something of the past that I need to let go of?” God will choose you long before He lets you know what His plans are, and then He will anoint you so that you will be successful at what you are to do. Sometimes we think that God doesn’t have any plans for us, or we feel like God has forgotten all about us, but God is actually protecting us and preparing us out of the spotlight for great things. Sometimes God holds back on our next blessing because He knows we would lose our mind if He gave it to us right now. God waits for a particular time to allow us to become prepared for our next level, and when God is ready no one can stop it.
God will anoint you in the midst of the people who think that you are not qualified to be promoted. God will raise you up to make others around you ask “why him or why her? You might not look like it now but that doesn’t mean that God hasn’t placed greatness inside of you. That is why we should not go around judging people based on their present position. You don’t know what position they will be in tomorrow. Greatness will be found in the position you are not yet in! We were born to fulfill our destiny. Everything that happens to us works together for the good of helping us move to our place of greatness. When God feels that it is time to move you to your next level, He will anoint you. This anointing will enable you to do things that even you thought you could never do. This anointing will be the gift that will make room for you and put you before people that you never could have stood before on your own.
God has already imparted a good and perfect gift inside you. You might not even recognize what it is yet. You might even think that you will never do great things because you are not as charismatic as others. God is no respecter of persons, and He will make sure that when it is time your gift will be a blessing to you and to others. Your gift will cause you to blossom and become the man or woman God has destined you to be. Be patient. What you are going through is for a pre-destined purpose and when it is all said and done – IT WILL BE AMAZING!
Do you consider yourself a strong person? Maybe you are an emotionally strong person. Maybe you can handle a lot of pressure and work 12-14 hours a day. Maybe you are the anchor in your family that everyone leans on for support. There are many kinds of strength ,but the most important one is the strength you have in the Lord. Strength for the Christian is in the spirit and it is measured in faithfulness, trust and perseverance. Everyone needs strength because there are so many things we must fight in this world. Remember, this is not Heaven and as long as we are on this earth, we will be called upon to fight all sorts of things. For example you will have to fight sickness, depression, the death of someone you love or losing your job or business. We even have to fight when our plans don’t turn out the way we had hoped.
As a Believer, you will also be called upon to fight spiritual battles. Spiritual battles are diverse but include unforgiveness, bitterness and pride. The word of God tells us how we are to fight our spiritual battles and it tells us how to have the strength we need. These forces of darkness weaken you and they will cause you to stumble if you do not fight with the weapons that your heavenly Father has provided for you. Those weapons consist of truth, righteousness, the gospel of peace, faith, salvation and the sword of the spirit. God gave us these 6 things so that we may be strong in our faith; so that we may be rooted in His Word and live by faith and in truth. God’s armor is what will keep you safe and strong. It has already been tested and proven. To trust God’s armor is to trust God. God knows that our human strength is not enough to out beat, out smart or out last the fiery darts of Satan. God not only gives us our daily provisions for life, but He has also given us provisions for battle. Don’t try to fight the enemy of your soul without the armor of God or you will lose every time. You are NOT that strong!
If you are going to be a strong person, you must be strong in the Lord. You must put on faith, righteousness and salvation. You must obey the Word of God, live in truth and you absolutely must pray. God’s armor will enable you to fight a good fight of faith. Every day, put on the whole armor of God – don’t leave home without it!
Each and every person who accepts Jesus Christ as their personal Savior is chosen to possess a very powerful tool. This tool is called spiritual authority and it is the master key to the kingdom of God. As Christians, we have been chosen to possess the key to the kingdom of God which means we have authority over everything that would hinder us. That means we even have authority over Satan. Nothing that the enemy puts in our way should deter us or slow us down or cause us to give up. Why? Because we have been chosen to have the keys of authority, and that authority is the power of God that raised Jesus Christ from the grave. Some believers think that spiritual authority over the enemy is something that is reserved for only a few people, the pastor, and missionaries and evangelists and church leaders. That is simply not true. The truth is that spiritual authority over Satan belongs to every person who has accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.
God has chosen us to receive his “power of attorney” to use his name and his resources in this world, but the only way you can do it is to remain humble before God and other people. Humility comes before honor. It came first with Jesus. Jesus wants us to have the mindset of a servant. The more you rise up in the things of God, the more humble you must become. The more position and influence you have, the more you’ll be tested. The more you know the more responsibility you will possess. To whom much is given, much is required. When you are able to say “not my will but your will be done” you have proven that you are worthy of the authority God has given you.
Exercise your spiritual authority; don’t be afraid of it and don’t let Satan steal it from you! Those who would be trusted with God’s authority must abide in his presence, and it is in the presence of Almighty God that you will experience divine authority to break every yoke. Matthew 16:19 says “And I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” Don’t lose your authority. Jesus Christ shed his blood so that you would not be a victim but would have victory over every weapon formed against you. You have the spiritual authority that can change the world – use it!