With GOD, You Can Slay “life” And Win!

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(Isaiah 9:4 VOICE- YOU will shatter the yoke that burdens them,YOU will lift the load that weighs them down, YOU will break the rod of their oppressor.)

The power and PRESENCE of GOD reigns supreme exceedingly above and surpassingly beyond all things. The beauty in our intimacy with HIM is, no matter what we may have to endure in life or no matter how difficult life may seem at times, it doesn’t have the power to defeat us. Though we often can’t conceptualize the blessings and breakthroughs that GOD has ahead of us in the midst of the weight of our burdens and the brokenness that our hearts bear, the fact still remains that our GOD is so much greater than all of the heartache, disappointment, fear, and frustration that we allow to consume us.

If we truly believe in GOD and the promises of HIS WORD, then why do we still try to carry our own crosses instead of entering into HIS PRESENCE and laying them before HIM? (Matthew 11:28-30 MSG- “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to ME. Get away with ME and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with ME and work with ME—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with ME and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”) JESUS gives us the option to exchange our brokenness and our ashes for HIS crown and HIS beauty. There is no exchange in this life that is greater than that.

It’s so crucial that we learn to trust and have complete faith in GOD instead of relying on ourselves because I can promise you this, our efforts will never match or compare to HIS power. HE’S THE FOUNDATION in which we live, walk, breathe, stand, and literally exist and there will always be this need for more and this feeling of inadequacy without HIM in our lives. I think the reason we often feel defeated and overwhelmed by life is because it’s simply not enough for us to want GOD to be in our lives. We have to know that we need HIM and by need, I mean need as in can’t live without HIM and then surrender that need in HIS PRESENCE. Our lives would be fulfilled in ways that we never could’ve imagined, dreamed of, or even prayed for if we just allowed our hearts to embrace that truth. We want to know and then trust, meaning we want to be able to see before we believe. But GOD wants us to trust and then know, meaning HE wants us trust HIM before we’re able to see and know in our hearts that HE will provide. (2 Corinthians 5:7 GNT- For our life is a matter of faith, not of sight.)

I believe with my whole heart and soul that with GOD this life will not defeat me. I believe that HE has already conquered everything that has the power to break to me as well as everything that I’ve felt has left me broken. And the reason I believe that is because JESUS said it. (John 16:33 AMP- I have told you these things, so that in ME you may have perfect peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer, take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted! For I have overcome the world. I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.) I believe in every truth that HE promised in HIS WORD and that’s what I want for you.

Don’t live your life feeling defeated and merely existing. Live your life believing that GOD is with you, expecting HIM to help you conquer and overcome victoriously, and knowing that HE has the greatest reward with your name written on it if you’ll simply trust HIM. Live your life with a smile in your heart as well as on your face not just as you overcome, but as you slay the life that involves everything that has tried to defeat you knowing that GOD has prepared a LIFE of perfection ahead of you!

I love you guys!

Believe, Be Beautiful, Be Brilliant, and Be Blessed! 🙂

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Just A Little Pencil Empowered To Leave Exceptional Marks

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(2 Corinthians 3:2-5 GNT- You yourselves are the letter we have, written on our hearts for everyone to know and read. It is clear that CHRIST HIMSELF wrote this letter and sent it by us. It is written, not with ink but with THE SPIRIT of THE LIVING GOD, and not on stone tablets but on human hearts. We say this because we have confidence in GOD through CHRIST. There is nothing in us that allows us to claim that we are capable of doing this work. The capacity we have comes from GOD.)

Every single part of our existence is a gift from GOD. The very next breath that we take is a privilege administered by HIS power. That very next life-giving beat of our hearts is only because HE made the decision to let it be so. My point is, we naturally try to control our own lives when they’re truly not ours to control. (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 MSG- Didn’t you realize that your body is a sacred place, the place of THE HOLY SPIRIT? Don’t you see that you can’t live however you please, squandering what GOD paid such a high price for? The physical part of you is not some piece of property belonging to the spiritual part of you. GOD owns the whole works. So let people see GOD in and through your body.)

If we were to truly come to the realization that we are not our own, but that this body in which our souls indwell is simply a borrowed gift from GOD, would we sincerely make the choice to live our lives according to that gift? Would we choose to allow GOD to take the reins of what genuinely already belongs to HIM? Or would we choose to keep believing the lie of the enemy that it is ours to do with it whatever we please?

Today I’ve been in deep thought about life and what it truly means. The first thing that came to mind is, if GOD literally controls my existence; whether I take my next breath or not, whether my heart will receive it’s next beat, or whether I’ll have the liberty, benefit, and privilege of waking up to see a new day, why would I not allow HIM to control my everyday concerns and worries? The things that worry us on a day to day basis are so insignificant compared to the gift of life itself. We hinder ourselves in life by trying to control what GOD says is HIS to manage, nurture, and take care of.

The focal passage of SCRIPTURE for today says, “It is clear that CHRIST HIMSELF wrote this letter and sent it by us. It is written, not with ink but with THE SPIRIT of THE LIVING GOD, and not on stone tablets but on human hearts. We say this because we have confidence in GOD through CHRIST. There is nothing in us that allows us to claim that we are capable of doing this work. The capacity we have comes from GOD.”. I believe that is a reminder to us that just as much as we expect this exceptional, all-consuming greatness from GOD, HE also expects that same greatness from us because everything that HE is, HE has gifted to us by and through the power of THE HOLY SPIRIT. All we have to do is open our hearts to HIM and trust HIM to work within us.

GOD doesn’t require perfection from us. All HE’S asking of us is to allow the willingness of our hearts to believe in HIM and to let HIM take the lead. If GOD expects exceptionalism from me, then I know that HE has equipped and instilled within me everything that I need to be just that. I desire to do so much more with my life because of the dreams that HE has planted in my heart. It is only through HIM that I have become greater. “I’m just a little pencil in the hand of a writing GOD, WHO IS sending a love letter to the world.” – Mother Teresa

What will you do with this borrowed treasure known as life that GOD has so graciously gifted to you? My prayer for you is, whatever HE has inscribed within your heart, you will wholeheartedly believe in that and use it to leave exceptional marks in this world for HIS glory.

I love you guys!

Believe, Be Beautiful, Be Brilliant, and Be Blessed! 🙂

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