I woke up this morning and before I even lifted my head from my pillow I felt defeated. What a way to begin a day.
My head felt heavier. My shoulders slumped already, my thoughts seemed bleak...and my feet weren't even on the floor. And I know I'm not the only one. I cannot tell you how many of my friends lately have sent out calls for prayers because they are overwhelmed by life right now.
And laying there with a blanket of oppression on me, I got a little bit fighting-mad. Not even just a little, but a whole lot. Because as Christians we are not meant to live a defeated life. So today this is going to be a short-n-sweet post. It's not the post I'd planned on, but it's the one I'm writing.
If you too are dealing with that sense of defeat, speak the Word of God over your life today.
What then shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? No, in all these things we are MORE THAN CONQUERORS through him who loved us. Romans 8:31,37
And then believe it! Christ created you with a purpose and a plan (yes, I say this a lot, but we need to hear it a lot!) and He died to save you from defeat, from brokenness, from sin...He died for you to have abundant life! He died for you to live in victory.
So open your mouth and speak it over your life IN HIS NAME. Because the devil and anyone working for him cannot stand in the presence of even the name of God--so if you can't remember your Scripture? Just start calling on Jesus name.
...that at the name of Jesus every knee shall bow, of those in Heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth...Phillipians 2:10
Someone needs to hear that today. Someone needs to live it. Besides just me:)
I'd love to hear any verses you claim that remind you in Him, you are a conqueror.
Hugs, Susan. If it helps any, you're not alone in waking up overwhelmed. Me too. But... I think it truly boils down to this crazy, busy life we're all living in 2013, with so many global issues, country/state/town concerns, and the ups and downs we all face in every day life whether on the home front or in our personal selves.ReplyDelete
I just keep putting one foot forward, trying to leave behind any doubts or inner voice gloom. IOWs, I try not to give time to my negative thoughts. But, do keep facing God, with both eyes and heart wide open.
AMEN! I know that feeling of discouragement can sneak in, and I've been claiming His name, His Word, and His promises!Delete
AWESOME stuff! I seriously woke up feeling the same way and it's c-r-a-z-y because I felt God telling me I needed to speak truth over my life at the start of the day rather than speaking negative thoughts. So reading this almost made me laugh...such similar experiences. :) The verse he's pointed me to THREE times already this morning: Psalm 37:4. Doesn't really talk so much about conquering, but it is about delighting ourselves in Him...which is a pretty good way to conquer negativity at the start of a workweek. :)ReplyDelete
Oooh! Love! And thanks for sharing it. I agree, I want to delight in Him and speak His truth, make His the loudest voice I'm hearing:) Love how He works, Melissa:)Delete
You all have humbled me today.ReplyDelete
I've found myself back in Romans this week. For some reason when I'm down, that book speaks to me.
Delight ourselves in the Lord? Absolutely. I'll start my day here in the morning.
Thanks for sharing. I'll keep you in my prayers.
Oh boy do I hear you Susan! Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete