John 17:20 “I am praying not only for these disciples but also for all who will ever believe in me through their message.” ~NLT
We wake up in the morning and cannot find our keys. We have just experienced an unsettling evening with our children who won’t listen and refuse to heed our warnings despite our experience and knowledge. Maybe we are in that group where our day has just taken a turn for the worst because of a disagreement with our spouse.
Whatever the case, we must realize that no matter how terrible these circumstances my seem, they are just tactics by the evil influencer. Remember his job is to steal, kill and destroy, (John 10:10). We must understand that as Christians we have been given a task and giving into our personal feelings about any situation can take us off focus.
We should not forget that God fights our battles. The enemy has already lost but he is trying every day to convince us that he hasn’t. How? By attempting to destroy God’s plan through us. John 1:12 said that God has given all who have received the Son the right to be His children. So, we have to believe in our hearts that God is going to protect his children.
Just like a father tends to a cut on his child’s leg after falling and getting hurt. That father will treat and bandage the wound. So, when it heals, the child’s leg will be good as new. And the child can go play again, not fearing falling because they know, their father, will be right there.
We need that same feeling with God when we fall in the circumstances listed above. It doesn’t matter if the dog eats your favorite socks; it doesn’t matter if you can’t find your keys, or you and your spouse are not on the same page. Those situations are like ‘cuts on the leg’ to God. He can treat you, bandage you and send you on your way! Hallelujah! If that doesn’t make you shout, read it again.
God created us so that He can deliver healing, guidance, His peace, and His love through us. We were all created with a unique ability so that our uniqueness can be used by Him to save other unique individuals. This is what Jesus was praying for in John 17. He prayed for Himself, He prayed for His disciples and then He took His time out to pray to the Father for you and me. He knew that the enemy would be on us every day, attempting to knock us off focus in what God is doing in us.
But fear not, there is nothing Satan can do that will keep God from His mission through us. It is up to us, however, to stay in obedience, trust God and endure all circumstances so that no matter what it looks like, we allow God to do that great work through us.
For every ‘one’ thing you think is going wrong in your life, there are ‘ten’ things that have been seeded in the Kingdom, by you in the name of Jesus! Because God’s work will be done in us. We just need to stay obedient and focused.
May God continue to give you the strength, courage, discipline and wisdom you need to walk in Jesus’ name,
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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