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Be proactive and decisive as you declare God's Word over your life.
“‘For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope’” (Jer. 29:11, NKJV). God’s thoughts are of abundance and not lack. He wants you to live large and to bring you into a good life. Toward this end, He gives you divine inspirational thoughts and the ability to speak them into existence so that you will grow to fulfill His best plan for your life.
He wants you to mature in wisdom, authority and supernatural ability so that you can bear witness to the splendor of His kingdom. Your miracle is already in existence, but it is up to you to learn to see it and to call it out.
In Matthew 21:2, when Jesus was preparing for His final entry into Jerusalem, He called for a donkey to be brought to Him, but the donkey stayed tied up until Jesus called for it. Likewise, the thing you need might already be waiting for you, but you don’t see it yet because you haven’t called for it. A situation or circumstance generally comes because you have called it to yourself—you have given it permission to exist in your life.
Casual words that on the surface may seem as if they are spoken out of humility—as though they are politely self-deprecating, politically correct or not overly optimistic—can do more harm than you think. Remember, whatever you bind or loose on the earth will be bound or loosed in heaven (see Matt. 16:19). God also says to us, “‘Just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will do to you’” (Num. 14:28).
Throughout the Bible we see God calling His people to take command of their destinies. Command means: “to order with authority; to take charge of; to exercise direct authority over; to lead; to dominate by position; to guard; to overlook.”
Don’t let your day get the best of you by not commanding the best from your day. Take command of your thoughts, words and time so that you will be in a position to take command of your destiny.
Do not be a victim. Call the shots and change your destiny. Be proactive and decisive as you declare God’s Word over your life. God has given you the promise that whatsoever you declare in Jesus’ name, it will be done (see John 14:13-14), so you can be all He intended you to be.
There should be no doubt in your mind that God wants to bless and prosper you. He wants you to succeed and not fail. He wants the very best for you. Remember, those who come to God must believe that He rewards those who diligently seek Him (see Heb. 11:6). This is because the one thing that pleases God is your faith.
Expect that whatever you are decreeing will come to pass. Jesus taught, “Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them” (Mark 11:24).
God delegated authority to you, as a believer, that you may accomplish His will. Inherent within this divine authority is responsibility and accountability. You are responsible to speak in accordance with the divine will that has been spoken concerning you.
Kingdom authority demands that you become proactive in the establishment of purpose in your life experience. You are not to be dominated by circumstances—you are to take authority over them and decree the will of God into manifestation in the name of Jesus. After all, Jesus promised us that His Father would give us whatever we asked in His name (see John 16:23).
Ask the Holy Spirit to guide your words, thoughts and faith as you take command of your day, and watch what God will do!
Cindy Trimm is a motivational speaker and preacher as well as an executive, life coach and success mentor. She has written several books, including Commanding Your Morning (Charisma House), from which this column is adapted. Visit her online at cindytrimm.com.
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