Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. 1 John 4:4
Count on overcoming
As I read this scripture, I allowed it to resonate with me. I allow it to mean something to me because it ministers so deeply. I had to change the subject tense so that I could minister this directly to myself, repeatedly. Give it a try. Yes, right now, right as you are, loudly or quietly, say “I am of God and I have overcome those that are not, because greater is he that is in me, than he that is in the world.” Say it again and focus on, ” greater is he that is in me.” How does that make you feel saying this? Do you feel strong, secure, or even invincible? I wanted you to focus on that distinguished confidence given text because if you don’t realize the potential that has been placed in you no one else will. If you can’t recognize just how much goodness is on the inside of you then you will find it hard to see it in others. The spirit that lives within you counts on you to believe greater in every situation so that even when it seems hard it’s not hard for you.
What do you believe; do you believe that you are great? And not just a great person or do great things but if all the congratulatory’s, hand claps, and great jobs were stripped away, would you still feel great just because of the spirit that lives within you? Is it enough for you to be able to say that because I serve a God that loves me and cares for me no matter what comes my way or where I may fail at I’m still great because of who my heavenly father is within me?
Count on being enough
It will never be enough for anyone to think more of you and what you can do if you do not think it and believe it yourself. No matter how much someone else may want for you to have the best or do better, it is only achieved if you make the choice to be more. No matter how much a person may see the greatest potential on what you can deliver and what you can do, you have to decide is that enough for you. It’s not enough if you don’t see the same potential in yourself. It’s not enough if it takes others to blow you up because after all the smoke has dissipated what’s left standing in you. If you are encouraged to think that you are great and you have true potential and that you can make such a significant difference, this would mean everything if you too believe it. If you can believe in yourself even when others don’t show you the love and support you count on. Count on God. Even in all the grandeur appeal, even in all your greatness, there is nothing more greater than rising above diminished expectations and placing your trust in something greater, someone bigger than you. Its then you can count on knowing that you are already more than enough because of who lives within you.
Count on unexpected blessings
No one else on this earth can finish your race but you. People may provide you with resources, knowledge, and even power but your path is a chosen one that’s necessary for you to move forward in. Having faith in the word, requires your trust even when you can’t see how God’s intentions unfold. In Isaiah 55:8, “for my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways.” Although we may have other intentions and our life’s plan figured out, it doesn’t excel the intentions that God has for us and that in itself is a great thing. The intentions God has for you is not daunting or a disappointment, rather than the blessing happening when you want it to, it happens for you when it needs to. The blessing begins to unfold when it’s your time.
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