If you are tired of feeling that you have not reached your full potential in Christ, it is not too late to start working towards reaching that goal. It seems that some people have their lives perfectly aligned with God’s will and everything works for them without any controversy or strife. They may appear to have all that this world has to offer, and they never seem to have any setbacks or hardships. Don’t be fooled.
We all have times that we may be faced with tough decisions, and challenging circumstances that send us to our knees in fervent prayer. I, for one, know that I don’t have all of the answers, but sometimes I have plenty of questions to ask of God. One that I have often asked is, why? Why did this or that have to happen? What did I do wrong to get on this path? How long will I have to deal with this? When are you going to intervene on my behalf?
Consider this: even Jesus was led into the wilderness to be tempted. If he had not faced the temptations, he may not have been prepared to endure the cross. On the other hand, we also must endure temptations, but the Lord has given us the power to resist the devil and he will flee. Just because he tries to derail you from time to time, is no reason to give in to his lies, that will lead to your destruction. He wants you to fail, so if he wants me to fail, I choose to be more than conquerors through Jesus Christ as it says in Romans 8:35-37:
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
I made up my mind a long time ago that if the Lord would receive me again after I walked away for over a decade, that I would live for him for the rest of my days. There is nothing that can separate me from the love of Christ. He loves us. I know that it’s not always easy to live for God, but he promises us in Isaiah 59:19:
So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord shall lift up a standard against him.
It is time to stop allowing every situation to toss you to and fro through all of the troubles that may come against you. Grab a hold on to the altar and declare peace in your storm. We have been given everything we need to live holy, now, it’s time that we use it. In John 14:12-13 the Lord leaves us with this promise:
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.
In Jesus’ Name, we have the power to overcome all obstacles that we may have to face. Let’s continue to contend for the faith in this week’s Lattereign as we learn how to go from Good to Great in 2018.