God has equipped you with everything you need to fulfill your destiny through His Word. That means you are well able to do what He has called you to do. You can accomplish your goals. You can fulfill your dreams! You have the ideas, the creativity, and talent to be successful. You can overcome any obstacle. You’ve been armed with strength for every battle.
Not only has God equipped you, but He is also working on your behalf. He has already gone before you and lined up the right people and the right opportunities. You have everything you need to live a victorious life—you were created to excel!
You may not have seen it in the past, but if you’ll stay in faith, it’s just a matter of time; victory is on its way. Don’t settle where you are. Don’t have a weak, defeated mentality. Have the attitude, “I am anointed. I can accomplish my dreams. I can overcome any obstacle. I am empowered by the Creator of the universe, and I am thoroughly equipped for every good work that God has called me to!”
|Afraid:||John 14:27; 2 Timothy 1:7; Hebrews 13:6; 1 John 4:18|
|Angry:||Matthew 5:22-24; Romans 12:10-21; Ephesians 4:26, 31-32; James 1:19-20|
|Anxious/Worried:||Matthew 6:23-34; Philippians 4:6-7; Luke 12:22, 25, 31; 1 Peter 5:7|
|Bereaved:||John 11:25; 14:1-3; 1 Corinthians 15:55; 2 Corinthians 5:1; Philippians 1:21; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18; 1 Peter 1:3-4|
|Bitter/Resentful:||Matthew 6:14-15; Romans 12:14, 17-19; Ephesians 4:31-32; Hebrews 12:14-15; 1 Peter 2:23|
|Depressed:||Matthew 11:28-30; Romans 8:28; Philippians 4:13|
|Discouraged/Disappointed:||Matthew 11:28-30; Romans 8:28; 2 Corinthians 4:8-9, 16-18; Galatians 6:9; Philippians 1:6; 4:6-7, 19; 1 Thessalonians 3:3; Hebrews 10:35-36; 1 Peter 1:6-9|
|Distraught/Upset:||Luke 18:1-8; Hebrews 12:3; 13:5; 1 Peter 5:7|
|Doubting:||Matthew 8:26; John 6:37; PHilippians 1:6; 2 Timothy 1:12; Hebrews 11:6; 12:2; James 1:6, 8; 1 John 5:13|
|Far from God:||Luke 15:11-24; Revelation 2:4-5|
|Hopeless:||Romans 15:13; Colossians 1:3-5, 27; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17; Hebrews 11:1|
|Jealous/Envious:||1 Corinthians 3:3; Galatians 5:29-21, 26; Hebrews 13:5; James 3:16; 5:9|
|Impatient:||Romans 5:3; 8:25; 12:12; Galatians 5:19-21|
|Lonely:||John 14:15-21; Acts 2:25-26; Hebrews 13:5-6|
|Sad:||2 Corinthians 1:3-4; 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17; Hebrews 4:15-16|
|Sick:||Matthew 18:19; 2 Corinthians 12:7-9; James 1:6; 5:13-16|
|Suffering:||Mattew 5:10-12; John 15:18-20; Romans 8:35-39; 2 Corinthians 12:10; 2 Timothy 3:12; James 1:12; 1 Peter 4:12-14; Revelation 2:1-|
|Tempted:||Matthew 4:1-4, 11; 26:41; Luke 17:1; 1 Corinthians 10:12-13; 1 Timothy 6:9; Hebrews 4:15; James 1:2-3, 12-15; 4:7|
|Troubled by wrong thoughts:||Philippians 4:8; Colossians 3:2|
|Weak:||Romans 5:6; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10; Ephesians 3:16; Philippians 4:13|
|Withholding forgiveness:||Matthew 6:14-15; 18:21-22; Mark 11:25; Luke 6:37-38; 11:4; 23:34; Ephesians 4:32|
A man’s heart plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps. (Proverbs 16:9, NKJV.)
Oftentimes, God will use our experiences in life as stepping stones to prepare us for what He has in store next. Scripture tells us that He’ll even take the things the enemy tries to bring against us and turn them around and use them for our good. He is always leading us on a journey of preparation.
That’s why it’s so important to keep our eyes focused on Him. We have to trust that when we are submitted to Him—even if we don’t understand—He is ordering our steps. If something is not happening on your timetable, remind yourself, “God knows what He is doing. He has my best interest at heart. God is preparing me.” While you’re waiting, don’t make the mistake of trying to figure everything out. If you’re constantly trying to figure things out, that will only frustrate you. Turn it over to God. Declare, “God, my times are in Your hands. I’m not going to worry because I trust that You are leading me on a journey of preparation for all the wonderful blessings You have in store for me.”
Broken And Poured Out
by Joyce Meyer
Be willing to give your best to the Lord, and He will use your gifts in ways beyond your imagination. The lady with the alabaster jar of perfume that was worth a year’s wages wanted to do something for Jesus because she loved Him. So she poured out the expensive perfume on Him, not realizing at the time that she was anointing Him for His burial (see Mark 14:1- 9).
God led her to give what she had, no matter how costly. As you pour out the gifts God has given you, He will use them to prepare the world for the second coming of His son. Your obedience today will reap rewards in heaven that you are not aware of now.
Friend, in our spiritual journey, the enemy has strategically placed all kinds of stumbling blocks in our paths. When we make the Word of God our number one priority, it helps us to move forward with our eyes wide open. His Word lights our path and helps us see clearly where to step. When we love His Word, we keep our peace and avoid stumbling. Remember that the most important thing you can do is take time to read and meditate on His Word. His Word is life and strength to your body, and it will protect and direct your every step today!
Wait With Patience
by Joyce Meyer
We spend a lot of time in our lives waiting because change is a process. Many people want change, but they don’t want to go through the waiting process. But the truth is, waiting is a given—we are going to wait. The question is, are we going to wait the wrong or right way? If we wait the wrong way, we’ll be miserable; but if we decide to wait God’s way, we can become patient and enjoy the wait. It takes practice, but as we let God help us in each situation, we develop patience, which is one of the most important Christian virtues. Patience is a fruit of the Spirit (see Galatians 5:22). It’s developed only under trial, so we must not run from difficult situations. But let endurance and steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed [with no defects], lacking in nothing (James 1:4).
As we develop patience, the Bible says we finally feel completely satisfied—lacking nothing. Even our relationship with God involves progressive changes. My relationship with God is so much different now than it was in the early days of my Christian experience. It is not nearly as emotionally exciting…and yet it is better. Every change I’ve gone through has made me more mature, solid and well-grounded. We learn to trust God by going through many experiences that require trust. By seeing God’s faithfulness over and over, we let go of trusting ourselves, and gradually we place our trust in Him. Looking at it like this, it is easy to see how timing plays an important part in learning to trust God. If He did everything we asked for immediately, we would never grow and develop. Timing and trust work side by side.