Contend earnestly for your purpose – Part 1
‘For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.’ – Ephesians 2:10
The Bible says Satan works ‘day and night’ building a case against you (See Rev. 12:10). But with God’s Word ‘in your mouth and heart’ (Rom. 10:8) you can overcome him.
When Satan says give up, God says stay the course (See Matt. 5:11-12). When Satan tells you to look out for number one, God says put the other guy first (See Phil. 2:3-4). When Satan says it’s okay to hold grudges, God says forgive as often as it takes (See Matt. 6:14-15). When Satan says get even, God says be a peacemaker (See Rom. 12:18-19). When Satan tells you to take all the credit, God says glorify Jesus (See John 17:5). When Satan says clean up the outside and people won’t notice the inside, God says He looks at your heart (See 1 Sam. 16:7). When Satan says you’re ugly, God says you’re wonderfully made (Ps. 139:14). When Satan says you’re alone and nobody understands you, God says He’ll never leave you and that He has plans for your life (See Deut. 31:6 and Jer. 29:11).
David said, ‘I know You are pleased with me… You have not let my enemies triumph over me. You have preserved my life’ (Ps. 41:11-12 NLT). God has a good plan and purpose for your life. And He wants to fulfill it in your life.
Jesus, I thank You for the plans and purposes You have for my life. Plans to bless me and prosper me. Not to harm me or bring me shame. I am fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God and I have been purposed before the foundations of the earth in creation for greater things. Help me to live a life centered around Your Word and Your truth. Thank you that my life is not an accident, that I’m not here by chance. Help me to stand on the firm Rock of my salvation, that when doubt creeps in I can overcome in faith and trust in Your name and Your promises for me. Thank you Lord that I’m not forgotten or left in my distresses, but even in the deepest valleys and toughest of circumstances You are there with me. I’m never alone or forsaken in my weaknesses, but am made strong and built up in my faith through Your love for me which was demonstrated by giving Yourself for my salvation. I will walk in faith, I will not doubt, I will not feel sorry for myself and be overtaken with fear, but I will rise in my spirit and lean not on my own understanding but on You, for I know that You are my God, my Rock and You are with me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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