Sunday, August 17, 2008

Empowering You to Empower Yourself

When each of us is born we are full of God given potential. Ask any young child what they want to be when they grow up and their answers will amaze you; a doctor and a lawyer, a ballerina and a school teacher, a fireman, and a football player. The problem arises when we as adults begin to scoff at their remarks. We're quick to say, "oh sweetie, you can't do all that."

My question is why not? God said we could do all things through Christ who strengthens us. I believe Peter Pan had the right idea about never growing up because growing up causes us to stop listening to the voice within in us reminding us that God's plans for us are good. Instead, we begin to listen to and internalize those voices that say you won't ever amount to anything, or the ones that say you're too ugly or too dumb.

Not seeing ourselves the way God see us, we begin to validate ourselves through the eyes of others. The time has come to create a paradigm shift in our lives. We need to ask ourselves, "Is anything to hard for God? Is this day in my life more than God can handle? Is this habit I'm trying to overcome too hard for him?" Asking these questions prompts us to seek God on His power to help us with the impossible. THe impossible is simply an opportunity for God.

Seek God first and He will add all that you need. Meditate on His word both day and night so that it becomes a part of your DNA.

You have the power of life and death in your own tongue. Begin to speak life into your dead situations. Tell yourself that no weapon formed against you will prosper because greater is He that is in your than he that is in the world. Remember the word says you are more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ and you are the head and not the tail, above and not beneath.

This is the word of the Lord. He wishes not that anyone would perish. Hide His words about you in your heart. Walk in His destiny which was designed only for you. Lean not to your own understanding. Trust Him and he will direct your path. Fortify your faith by working towards the destiny God has for you and watch your life begin to change.

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