Push Back The Darkness
All the forces of darkness cannot stop what God has planned for you.
Isaiah 14:27 "For the Lord of All has planned, and who can keep it from happening? Who can turn His hand back?"
Your destiny , your calling, the plan for your life can't be stopped by your sin, your weakness, your disobedience it may be delayed by us but never stopped. Does that encourage you? to know the forces of darkness can't stop God's plan for your life. Many Christians are still working on the 3 strikes and your out. Often we think we have missed it or we didn't hit the mark if we don't see God's purposes and plans come to pass in our timing.
We have to get to a place where we believe we win not because of how amazing we are but because He has already won. Calvary was the greatest victory in all history nothing will ever over ride that victory. God is not a loser in any shape or form and neither are his children. Sometimes we just need to remind ourselves Jesus wins. The God we serve knew us before the foundations of the earth.
Ephesians 1:4 "Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes."
In another scripture it says he knew the prophet Jeremiah in his mothers womb as a prophet. Wow!
Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations."
God knew us before this world and he knew our flaws and failures and loved us regardless but he also knew our purpose and the plan for our lives. Our lives take on a new power when we realise Gods got this he made us , he predestined our lives. Think of the power in this statement "heaven knows us you are not an accident our lives are full of purpose and power."
Job 42:2 "I know that You can do all things. Nothing can put a stop to Your plans.
Sometimes the enemy knows your purpose better than you do he keeps hitting you on the head in the area of your purpose and we still don't see it. Let me be clear, your enemy doesn't necessarily fear your strength, he fears your stick ability. The Lord has a way to make your place of purpose generally out of your deepest pain.
So for me my place of purpose is setting captives free my place of pain was I was the captive. Many people are stuck between predestined and having their own will. We do have our own will and God has predestined us, our job is to line our will to his plan. God raises us up out of our pain if we will let him and gives our pain purpose.
Exodus 9:16 "But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."
God wants a team of people that understand we win regardless of what it looks like we win because he has already won, our attitude should be one of a winner.
Winning looks different on different people but the main point is winners don't give up they realise I have a predestined purpose I am not wandering aimlessly God will work out the plan for my life if I keep putting one foot in front of the other. Consistency is the key to power.
Psalm 138:8 "The Lord will work out the plans for my life" .....