Day-5 The Power in Deciding
“Take a decisive stand against him and resist his every attack with strong, vigorous faith. For you know that your believing brothers and sisters around the world are experiencing the same kinds of troubles you endure. And then after your brief suffering, the God of all loving grace, who has called you to share in his eternal glory in Christ, will personally and powerfully restore you and make you stronger than ever. Yes, he will set you firmly in place and build you up.” 1 Peter 5 10-11 TPT
This verse kept speaking to today as I prayed and pondered about what God wanted to say on this blog today. There is power in DECIDING. One of the definitions for the word decide means to solve or conclude (a question, controversy, or struggle) by giving victory to one side. GIVING VICTORY TO ONE SIDE! Listen, this has me hype already. How are your decisions leading you? Which side are you giving victory to? You daily decisions should be a reflection of where you want your victory to be! If I want victory over my mind, then daily I am going to be making decisions to get to a place to have the MIND OF CHRIST. I am going decide to get in my word! I am to be careful in my decision of what I am listening to and watching. I have to be sensitive to holy spirit about who I talk to. Even decisions just as small as watching the news or not is going to contribute to what side of VICTORY you land on.
There are some instructions that God has been giving you that you disregard or put off because you don’t even understand why it matters right now. But the voice you hear telling you to drink more water understands what’s up ahead and that this one small decision can block the plot of the enemy for you to pass out from dehydration down the road. And to some of you reading this it sounds crazy, but FAITH don’t make sense. Following God in a logical world don’t make sense and it’s not supposed to. THERE IS POWER IN YOUR DECIDING THAT COME WHAT MAY I AM GOING TO FOLLOW GOD. I don’t care what ANYONE thinks about it. The scripture is clear that when I am decisive about resisting EVERY ATTACK that God will RESTORE AND GIVE ME STRENGTH. Every attack that the enemy brings is not grand. He is a sneaky bastard and so a lot of times he hits you with small things over time and before you know it you look up and you don’t understand how you got here. MAKE A DECISION! DECIDE that you will do WHATEVER IT TAKES to be in the WILL of the FATHER.
The other side of this is, is that you are never alone in what you are going through! Other people need your testimony because it helps them overcome. It’s not just about you but it Is for you to go through get the victory and go back and pull someone else through. You are someone’s example whether you realize it or not. I want to be on the right side of victory so even in posting this blog. I had to make a decision. I had to seek the face of God and press through because I BELIEVE EVERY WORD HE SAID.
I love y’all!
You have the power because God place it in you!