Are you ever tempted to give up in the heat of the battle? Sure, you are! We (including me) have all wanted to quit at some point in time because life’s situations just got too hard, we could see no way out — no help on the horizon – and thought it better to find a cypress tree and have a pity party for ourselves.
However, you need to know that God didn’t draw you to Himself, and then anoint you with the power of the Holy Spirit to be a quitter! He made you to be a winner, an overcomer, in every area of your life.
You may have never been told that before, so I get the wonderful pleasure of telling you now…God created you to triumph! “Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ Jesus…2 Corinthians 2:14a.“
No matter what life’s situation is that you are facing and need to conquer, you must make a decision that you are never going to give in or give up! (This is exactly what the devil wants you to do…give up and quit! Don’t give him the satisfaction of beating you!) One key to victory is continuing to do the right thing with the right attitude and refusing to quit!
When we become a born again Christian God gives us the authority to whip the devil every time! Ephesians 1:19 tells us about this power… “the immeasurable, unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength.”
I would like to encourage you to not let the pain of the past keep you from enjoying your today. Your dreams of the future have no place for the failures of the past. Be determined to put the past behind you, as you can not change one thing back there. Press on into the future – the new beginning God has planned for you. Although right now it not the first of the year when we would normally be making all our new goals and commitments, today is the first day of the rest of your life. No one else can be determined for you, so you must continually remind yourself to let go of the past and go on into the new things of the future.
I love the following quote by Winston Churchill and keep it on my refrigerator to remind me how good my future is going to be. “I have no fear of the future. Let us go forward into its mysteries, let us tear aside the veils which hide it from our eyes and let us move onward with confidence and courage.”
When you decide to turn your back on the devil and humble yourself before the Lord, He will lift you up and make your life valuable, wonderful and worth living every day.
When you are discouraged and about to give up, God wants you to know that He’s there to help you. “And let us not lose heart and grow weary and faint in acting nobly and doing right, for in due time and at the appointed season we shall reap, if we do not loosen and relax our courage and faint.” Galatians 6:9.
Remember that it’s not how you start life’s journey that’s important, it’s how you finish. You have not failed until you stop trying so don’t give up and give in to the enemy’s plan for your life! God created you to triumph in all things.
One of my favorite Bible verses is Romans 4:17 “As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.”
For years I’ve taken God’s Word and personalized it with my name as well as my husband’s and children’s names and spoke it forth calling those things which were “not” as though they “were,” only to watch situations line up with God’s plan for our life!When we learn who we are in Christ, and the awesome power our words have, we can easily change our negative words to positive, faith confessions and change our world to have heaven on earth.
If you were like me when I began my journey with Jesus, I didn’t know who I was in Christ or even what that statement meant!So, here are some Bible Verses that I have learned to stand on to help me believe who I am in Christ.I simply insert my name or my children’s names and say “I’m or my child’s name is/has”…
Above and not beneath. (Deuteronomy 28:13)
Apple of God’s eye. (Deuteronomy 32:10)
Abundantly provided for. (Ephesians 3:20)
Abundant life. (John 10:10)
Abounding in all things. (2 Peter 1:3)
Accepted in the beloved. (Ephesians 1:6)
Anointed. (Isaiah 61:1)
Access to God. (Romans 5:2)
Authority. (Luke 10:19)
Abounds in faith. (Colossians 2:7)
Like most people, Lucia M. Claborn has encountered many challenges in her life. However, she has learned how to overcome those trials to ensure complete satisfaction of victory in every situation. Before she learned to rely completely on the power of Jesus Christ and make His Word the final authority in her life, she turned to family and friends to find answers.She joined the military for security and upon retirement realized that her security was gone. A move from Idaho to Alabama removed her from the familiarity of her comfort zone and put her in a position to rely completely on the power of Jesus. When she hit rock bottom in her finances and marriage relationship, she found the everlasting arms of Jesus holding her. Lucia’s defining moment came when she realized God was all she needed; He was her source of supply, and more than enough to meet her every need.She now knows that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and He will be the same tomorrow.
Lucia is firmly rooted in the fact that Jesus came to bring her Good News. She was sick, and learned she didn’t have to be sick any more; she was broke, and realized she didn’t have to be broke any more; she was down and out and discovered she could live a victorious life through the authority of Jesus’ name.She believes the spoken word has power since God spoke the world into existence, and then gave it to man to take dominion, and rule and reign over it. We too, can speak our world into existence by mixing our words with faith and believing in the power of Jesus Christ to move upon our word and bring them to pass.
Lucia wants to encourage others with the fact that they, too, can walk in victory if they will change their negative words of defeat into positive, faith-filled confessions. Whatever the mountain is your life, you can overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony.
Lucia began writing more than 28 years ago. She pursued a journalism career in the military and eventually the civilian market. She has been published in several newspapers, magazines and periodicals, and has found her security rests on and in Jesus Christ, and this is where her true joy and happiness lies.
Lucia lives in Alabama and is married to her (earthly) best friend, Danny. They have four children, Daniel, McKenzie, Emily and Katie.
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