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: Sep 28, 2021
It's easy to let people cause us to lose our peace and live frustrated. Too often, we think we have to keep everyone happy--our spouse and children, our neighbors, cousins, and coworkers--but we end up only trying to change things that only God can change. You can't change people and make them do what's right. You can pray for them and encourage them, but they have their own free will. Don't let them steal your joy or make you feel guilty because you're not meeting their demands. What they really want is to control you.
Don't fall into the trap of codependent relationships. Be good to others, be kind, be loving, but don't be a doormat. Your destiny is too important to let people control you. You're not doing them a favor by catering to them. You're enabling their dysfunction and keeping yourself from moving forward. You have to set some boundaries and let the peace of Christ--not their demands--rule in your heart. Stay at rest.
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.
Over this past season of the pandemic with so many upheavals in society, you may be struggling with fears, worries, negative thoughts, and emotional distress at a level you've never experienced before. It might be that once again you're wrestling with an addiction or bad habit that you thought was in your past. Perhaps you're realizing that you still have strongholds of thinking that are contrary to what God says and need to be broken. So what do you do?
The apostle Paul says that if we want to become more like God, "Don't be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind" (Romans 12:2). He knew that we can't keep thinking the old way and have the new things that God wants to do in our life. Jesus put it this way: "No one pours new wine into old wineskins" (Mark 2:22). We can't be conformed to this world's culture with its wrong types of thinking. When you renew your mind, you transform your life.
If you've given your life to Jesus, you're a brand-new creation, and your spirit has been made new. The problem is that our mind needs to catch up with what's going on in our spirit, which can only happen when we are no longer conforming to our old thinking but rather submitting ourselves to the Word of God. When you put yourself under the teaching of God's Word, you dislodge strongholds of wrong thoughts in your mind and break the grip of addictions.
Fortunately, we have the Word of God at our fingertips--printed Bibles and Bible websites, Bible apps, Christian music and ministry podcasts, and Christian TV and radio. We choose what we listen to and watch, and when we spend time in the Word of God, the strongholds that are trying to hold you back will be broken. Paul says, "To Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we can ask, think, or imagine." I love that. God can do anything, but listen to the second part: "According to the power that works in us" (Ephesians 3:20). God is saying that when you align your mind with the power that's in you, your mind will be transformed.
You're in a battle, and it's time to declare, "I'm not going to be held down by old ways and old patterns of thinking. I'm going to live in the Word every day." Whether you're fighting an addiction or emotional distress or wrong thought patterns, listen to the Word of God constantly and let it bathe and transform your mind as it renews you. It will break the power of the old and bring you into the new ways of God.
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We all have some thorns, things God is not changing. He could if He wanted to; He’s God. He could just speak, and that problem would turn around, that person would treat you right, that business would take off. But since He’s not doing it yet, will you be happy where you are, thorn and all, trouble and all, sickness and all, loneliness and all?