You are Victorious! This book will help you see that the spirit of God within you is stronger than any obstacle you will ever face. God is working behind the scenes on your behalf. He is making a way where there seems to be no way.
Today's Word: Oct 21, 2021
Sometimes we think we have to pay God back for our mistakes and sins, and we try to do it by staying down and discouraged to show Him that we're sorry, that we're remorseful. Granted, there should be conviction and genuine remorse when we do something wrong. I'm not saying to just do whatever you want and never feel badly about it. My point is that once you ask God for forgiveness, you don't have to pay Him back. The price has already been paid on the cross. But when you live feeling guilty, you're saying, in effect, the sacrifice Christ made wasn't enough. You're saying, "Let me add something to it. Let me do my part by paying some kind of penalty for the wrongs I've done." Living under guilt and condemnation doesn't bring any honor to God. After all Christ did to pay the price, if you want to honor God, get rid of the guilt. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus--none.
Believe and declare that you are strong, you are victorious, and you are able. You’re going to accomplish dreams bigger than you imagined, overcome obstacles that look insurmountable, and reach the fullness of your destiny! Pre-Order your copy today!
Victoria Osteen provides refreshing insights to help you live your life to the fullest.
Friend, no matter how big the obstacle, no matter what limitations have slowed you down in the past—know that your tomorrow is good and in God’s hands! No matter what your story has been, God is writing for your future.
It's easy to wonder at times what purpose God has for our life. When we compare what we're doing to other people who seem to have special gifts and a great purpose for living, we don't see the same in our life and just feel ordinary. We're so focused on our job, raising our family, and paying the bills that all we see and feel is ordinary. But just because we aren't seeing or feeling God's purpose doesn't mean it's not there.
So how do you discover your purpose? Perhaps it's as simple as what Peter did in Luke 5. Peter was a fisherman, and he and his crew were washing their nets when he looked up and saw Jesus step into one of his two boats. Jesus asked Peter to put out a little distance from shore so He could preach from the boat to the large crowd gathered on the beach. That boat represented Peter's career and livelihood. He could have said, "Sorry, but we're not finished working here." But Peter let Jesus use his boat that day for His purpose, and by the end of the day, Peter went from fishing for fish to becoming a fisher of men. It became his destiny and passion. Having Jesus in his boat and obeying His word changed Peter into an apostle.
Today I want you to look up and invite Jesus into every area of your life. Let Him into your boat, so to speak, and you'll never be the same. Realize that God has great purpose for your life. Your life holds meaning and the potential to make the world a better place. God has marked you to have an influence on the people around you. If you're being the best you can be, using your gifts and talents and mixing them with faith, you're enriching your world and making an eternal difference.
Too often we fail to recognize and appreciate the gifts and talents that God has given us. But the apostle Paul says that when Jesus ascended to heaven, "He gave gifts to men" (Ephesians 4:8). We don't all have the same gifts, but we all have gifts to be used for God's purpose through our lives. We have to recognize our gifts, learn how to use and walk in those gifts, appreciate our gifts and not compare them to others.
God wants to be in your boat. He wants to be in your workplace, in the middle of your changing diapers, in the middle of your family. If you set your life purpose on Him, you're going to look back some day and say, "God, You did more than I could ask, think, or imagine."
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