The devil is a claim jumper, and he’ll try to steal what you have claimed. But the Bible says that He who promised is faithful. (See Hebrews 10:23.) …Put your trust in the all-sufficient One. – Marilyn Hickey in The Names of God
Do you have an area(s) in your life where you feel defeated, overwhelmed, or discouraged?
About two months ago, God spoke to me concerning this area. He gave me a whole new “picture” concerning it — a picture of His purpose, calling, and perspective in the situation. What healing God’s perspective brought to that situation in my life! He completely changed my outlook, and it renewed my strength to claim His victory in that area.
Since then, from time to time, I am tempted to look at my present circumstances and to accept the old lies of defeat, hopelessness, helplessness, failure…
I love how God knows exactly what I (we) need! He encouraged me again recently with many stories from the Old Testament — stories of how typical people learned to trust in their God and “staked” their lives in His unfailing promises and character.
God was reminding me again that the area I was fearing was actually an area that He had given to me. Just like the Israelites, I was not to fear the “giants” or challenges ahead of me, but I was to look at the abundance of His provision. I was to claim the “ground” that He had given to me, and I was to “stake” His name on that “soil.”
If God gives you a specific calling, then believe that no matter how daunting the obstacles, His power and provision will always follow His will.
With God, there is no such thing as defeat. Defeat comes from the enemy.
Don’t let the enemy distract you with his “smoke-screens.” The only thing he can do is to distract and deceive. He doesn’t have the ability to actually change the final outcome or to create reality.
Victory is the only possibility and result with God.