Quit struggling! Christ has already won it all for you! Jesus has conquered death, hell, and the grave. He has overcome sin, sickness, and lack. You are not the sick trying to get healed. You are not the poor trying to get rich. You are not a sinner trying to overcome. Change your mindset. Christ bought you that privilege, that inheritance. You are the healed the devil is trying to make sick...but can't. You are the rich the devil is trying to make poor...but can’t. You are the righteous the devil is trying to drag back into slavery...but can’t. Christ is already the victor, and if you have made Him your Lord, you are already the victor with Him! Hallelujah! You do not need to beg for the things you need or desire. Your provision is already established through Christ! He has done it all...and in Him, you have all things; His Spirit dwells in you, and all things are yours (1 Cor. 3: 16, 21-23, KJV; see also 2 Pet. 1:3). All death and destruction are beneath His feet, and through Him, they are beneath yours also (Eph. 1:18-23; Rom. 8:16-17). So, walk free; just receive the goodness He has already provided for you! Receive your inheritance and stand!
Why does it matter how you think? It makes all the difference for you personally, and it makes all the difference to this world, to those God has destined for you to help. As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he (Prov. 23:7). Stop thinking the devil’s thoughts and get your thinking in line with the Word. If the devil can get you to think his thoughts instead of God’s thoughts, he can limit your influence for God in this world. If you line your thoughts up with the Word, however, there is no stopping you! So, cast down thoughts of failure, insecurity, inadequacy, lack, sickness, poverty! Think: I am a success; I am healthy; I am strong; I am brave; I am supplied; I am blessed; I am a blessing; I am what God says I am! Accept His gift. God has placed before you a smorgasbord (Ps. 23:5). Come to the table. Sit down and dine! SIT! Rest! Stop struggling! You don’t have to! God has already done it all for you through the death and resurrection of Christ! Enjoy your inheritance and share it with others! He has given you all things….to make a difference in this world, in the lives of His children.
When you think the way God thinks, you put yourself in the place to accomplish all God needs for you to accomplish. This life is about you, and God’s love for you, but it is not JUST about you. It is about all the good you can do to share Him – His joy, His love, His goodness, His kindness, His blessing, His healing, His provision – with others. It is for the lost so that they can know Him and spend eternity with Him. It is for the saved so they can live an overcoming life in THIS life on earth and experience the FULLNESS of Christ here and now, not just the struggles of this world! You have been put on this earth as the LIGHT of the world! The best way to shed His brightest light is to know what God has already done for you, to believe all that He has given you and put in you. Believe the greatness He has created in you!
Paul says you are the glory of God (1 Cor. 11:7; see also 1 Pet. 4:14 and Rom. 8:17). Now think like it, and act like it! Be God’s glory to those around you! Be the balm of Gilead! Be the one to show others the road to their victory! Be the true disciple of Christ that you really are…and all the world will be blessed. Let the greatness that God has put it you come forth! The only way to do that is to quit believing that life is a struggle or that you don’t have what it takes and start walking forth in the power you ALREADY have. Christ won it for you! Don’t throw it away! Take the opportunity before you to believe in your strength and bring change and help and healing and blessing to others! It’s who you are!
Be the beauty of Christ and the Glory of God to those He has given to you!