Why does it seem as if some people can never get a break? You try and try but still end up on the bottom. It seems that nothing is working out for you. When you take two steps forward it appears as if you get knocked three steps backward. You may be thinking to yourself, what can I do to flip the switch for my life?
If you are thinking like this, you are exactly where the enemy wants you to be. I truly believe that nothing brings Satan more joy than to see those of us who call Jesus our Lord living a life of discouragement and defeat. The truth is that we are more than conquerors through Him who loves us. He has given us everything we need to live life to the fullest. 2 Peter 1:3-4 NLT, “By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.”
Because we have Christ in us, He promises to be with us and to help us to live the life we were meant to live. The Scripture teaches that if we are in Christ we are new creations. We can rejoice because of the fact that we have escaped the corruption of the world. Our lives are hid in Christ Jesus and our future has already been secured.
Be assured that God is working behind the scenes to achieve His purpose in you. While it may seem like you are misplaced, consider this: God is hiding you for this season while He matures some things in you. He is calling into focus the right opportunities for you while closing some doors. As believers, we must remind ourselves that we must demonstrate the mind of Christ in all that we do. Our success is not locked up in what we possess but in who we are in Christ Jesus. The chains are already broke in the spirit, our minds have to be renewed so that we can see ourselves as Christ sees us. Let me conclude with these words, “I will not complain.”
Dr. Evelyn Johnson-Taylor