Chosen by God!
“The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely, as I have thought and planned, so shall it come to pass, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand—" (Isaiah 14:24 Amplified)
This verse gives me hope that God's purposes will stand in spite of my circumstances. It tells me if I stay anchored in Him, connected, and directed, by Him, then His promises will be manifested in my life. It tells me to fear not. Don't worry about what I see. Trust His Word, His promise will prevail. God's part is done and stands firm. It's my part I must work on with the help of His Holy Spirit.
Faith is believing what our loving Abba Father says, while fear is believing what the enemy is saying. None of us would consciously disagree with God, or see Him as deceitful, yet when we don't trust Him we're siding with His enemy. Faith and fear can't exist at the same time. We're either doing one or the other.
Please, don't think I'm saying this is easy! It's not! We live in a human body and our five senses are always telling us something. Then there's our emotions and what others are saying and doing. You put all that in the mix and you have a recipe for fear, doubt, and unbelief. The good news is our Abba Father has a cure!
"So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you." (Romans 12:1-2 MSG)
Do not conform! Transform! And the even better news is our Abba Father will help us each step of the way! Hallelujah!
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
"Encouraging and Empowering you to become who God created you to be, God's Masterpiece, a Divine Original!"
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