A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. [NLT] – Ephesians 6:10
With every challenge, even after you are properly dressed, and you have prayed, ask also for strength and courage to stand and see with your very eyes the victories God will give to you. If you are not properly dressed, and do not have prayer as your secret staff, you will not have the strength and courage to stand firm. Make up your mind that in spite of it all, you will stand your ground and see your way through that challenge. Yes the challenges may be mighty, and in it all, you are without strength, but OUR REDEEMER, JESUS CHRIST, is ALMIGHTY, and in the power of his might WE WILL OVERCOME. You are an overcome. You are stronger than you realise!
Therefore put on the full armour of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. [NIV] – Ephesians 6:13
What is this right warfare garment I mentioned yesterday? To gain victory in the fiercest of battle you need to be wearing: The TRUTH as your BELT tight around your waist, with RIGHT STANDING WITH GOD/God’s approval as your BREASTPLATE; as your SHOES the readiness to announce the Good News of peace. And while you have your breastplate, belt and shoes, don’t forget to carry FAITH as your SHIELD, because you will need it to put out all the burning arrows shot at you by your adversary; Your HELMET which is your salvation and THE WORD OF GOD as the SWORD which the Holy Spirit has given you. And finally, after you have worn your garments of warfare, don’t forget to PRAY, this is that secret weapon for TOTAL VICTORY! And indeed with God on your side, you will be victorious in Jesus name. Amen.
Put on all the armor that God supplies. In this way you can take a stand against the devil’s strategies. [GWT] – Ephesians 6:11
With every challenge, regardless of how fiercest it may be, you need to be wearing the right attitude, the right warfare garment. When properly dressed, you can and will be able to resist that adversary challenging you against your promotion/breakthrough/settlement/success. Make up your mind that in spite of it all, you will stand your ground. Don’t distrust that cause, that vision, that purpose, that dream. Don’t give advantage to that negative/wrong thinking. Your success story is worth fighting for, and in order to succeed is worth preparing for. And with God supplying your armour you are already an overcomer!
The LORD is my strength and my shield. My heart trusted him, so I received help. My heart is triumphant; I give thanks to him with my song. [GWT] – Psalm 28:7
When you make Jesus the centre of your life, regardless of what might be happening around you, because He is the core/holding force of your life, you will not be pulled /sucked in by that challenge/difficulty. And because you trusted Him to handle all your problems, because of that faith and Belief you have in in Him to come through for you, He will indeed NEVER EVER FAIL YOU.
So many are saying, “God will never rescue him!” [NLT] – Psalm 3:2
True many may be watching and saying among themselves, he/she keeps professing about this God, well let’s see if indeed He is real, let’s see if indeed their God will come through for them and help them out of their impossible desperate situation. LIVE THEM AND LET THEM. Don’t let your heart be bothered about what men/women/people are saying. FOCUS ON YOUR GOD, DON’T WAIVER. Sooner than you will ever fathom, He will answer you; in such a manner that will silent the story tellers. The Lord, He is GOD! He will never disappoint you, and He’s not about to let you be put to shame. Stand firm in HIM! He is a faithful God.
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. [NLT] – John 14:1
Do not be cast down or disquieted because of the rumours you’re hearing, whether job loss/ill health/financial difficulty, the word of the Lord says that we should trust in God. I’m not going to begin to tell you that trusting is the easy part. But by believing in Christ Jesus, we gain a comfort, a happiness that you maybe did not expect to have in the midst of it all. By believing that He has you covered is enough assurance to hold on, because you know without a doubt that your breakthrough is coming. And it will NEVER prove false. Encourage yourself in the Lord.
The LORD appeared to me in a faraway place and said, “I love you with an everlasting love. So I will continue to show you my kindness. [GWT] – Jeremiah 31:3
He heals you because He knows you by your name, He knows where you’re hurting and He understands you. So no matter how regretful / in the dumps you feel, or unworthy/unloved you’re feeling, you “is loved”, you “is important”, and you “is worthy”. Your life is not worthless, don’t put to mind what another may have told you, listen to me, God knows the real you, and not only does He accept you the way you are, He only sees you the way He made you, an OVERCOMER! Now go forth smiling 😀