Breaking through the obstacles and resistance of life…
Success in life for the Christian means reaching your destiny and fulfilling God’s purpose in your life.
Jesus said that he came that we may have life and that we may have it more abundantly (John 10:10).
Are we not all intuitively looking for that Abundant Life, something to give our life meaning and purpose, to rock our world and give us a sense of completeness and fullness?
Who better to determine how to give us that sense a completeness and purpose, than the One who authored and gave us our life to begin with?
This is one of my favorite scriptures in the Bible:
Living Bible (TLB)
13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit them together in my mother’s womb. 14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is marvelous—and how well I know it. 15 You were there while I was being formed in utter seclusion! 16 You saw me before I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to breathe. Every day was recorded in your book!
17-18 How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly! I can’t even count how many times a day your thoughts turn toward me.<span data-fn="#fen-TLB-14038a" class="footnote" data-link="[a]” style=”box-sizing: border-box; font-size: 0.625em; line-height: 22px; position: relative; vertical-align: top; top: 0px;”>[a] And when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me!
God has created each of us with a god-sized void inside of us, that can only be filled with Himself!
So if we’re going to learn to be successful at life, the way God wants us to be, the way he has intended for us to be, then we’re going to have to learn to cooperate with Him, and put on the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5-11).
God’s ways are not ours, and if we’re going to comply with the plan God has predestined for us, then we’re going to have to learn His ways and forsake our own.
This is true in every part of our life and particularly in spiritual warfare.
2 Corinthians 10:3-6
3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds,
5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ,
6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
Come join the Adventure!
Jesus Christ, God’s Son, Savior
Let everything that has breath praise the LORD!
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Break Through the Wall
By Kenneth Copeland
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. – Philippians 4:13
You’re running the race set before you, moving full speed ahead with God’s blessing overtaking you at every step.
Then suddenly, wham! You hit the wall. It may be a wall of sickness or financial trouble, of spiritual failure or family problems. But, regardless of the form it takes, the effect of “the wall” is always the same. It stops you cold.
The question is, once you hit a wall like that, what will you do?
You’ll be tempted to quit, to turn back in defeat. But don’t do it. Because God will enable you to break through that wall and keep right on going.
I’m not going to tell you it’s easy. The truth is, it’s tough. But you have to push on through the tough times if you’re ever going to have a breakthrough.
Ask any athlete. He’ll tell you that! Because if he’s a winner, he’s been there. He’s pushed his body to what seems to be the maximum. His side has hurt. His lungs have ached. He’s had cramps in his legs and thighs. And just when he felt like he couldn’t go on, he’s heard some coach yell, “Come on! Move it!”
Athletes call that “hitting the wall.” It’s a time when the body says, “That’s it. That’s all I can do. I can’t go any further. I can’t go any faster. I quit.”
But the seasoned athlete knows that “the wall” isn’t the end. It’s a signal that he’s on the verge of a breakthrough. If he’ll toughen up and push himself a little more, he’ll get a second wind. Suddenly, he’ll go faster than before. He’ll reach a level of excellence he couldn’t have reached any other way.
When you feel the worst, when failure is breathing down your neck, press into the Word as never before.
You may meditate on a particular scripture for days and even weeks sometimes, trying to get a revelation of it, seemingly without success.
Then suddenly, like the dawn of the morning, light will come pouring in. You’ll see the way to break through.
All you have to do is punch one little hole in that wall of problems, dig one tiny hole in it with your faith and with the Word of God.
Then keep tearing away at that hole. Don’t quit! And, before long, the forces of God will come bursting through, demolishing every obstacle in their path!
Once that happens you’ll never be the same again. You’ll be hooked. It will only take one breakthrough like that to make a never-dying, never-quitting champion out of you.