I know you may have encountered an “important” arrogant person before. The moment they walk into a room they expect all the “commoners” to cringe and bow in greeting. I know that not all important people are arrogant, and all arrogant people are not really that “important”.
But there is something we need to learn from them (important arrogant people) when it comes to facing the enemy and dealing with life’s challenges. At our appearance darkness must cringe and flee.
As my husband shared with us recently I got thinking.
Most times when challenges come our way, they seem to ask, who do you think you are? The enemy wants to cause us to give up and submit to his authority.
When I was pregnant with our second boy the enemy gave my husband a picture of our child and me dying while I was putting to bed. In that dream, someone came with the news and on his first wake my husband opened his mouth right there in the hotel room, in the dead of the night and screamed “satan… you are maaaaaaaad!!!” And you all know a mad man’s words cannot be taken seriously, I am right here and our boy turns ten in September, hallelujah!!!
Do not sit still and watch the enemy trample on you and make a mockery of you when you have been given rule over him.
Sadly many believers have cringed at the enemy when he puts challenges before us, challenges that question our identity and authority, God’s authority that has been handed to you for your own use, to see if you know your authority as a child of The Most High God, and if you have the COURAGE to use it.
But of course we cannot be courageous enough to look the enemy in the face and exercise our authority over him when we do not really grasp the potency of whose we are and who we are.
Quietness in the face of a storm does not become a believer and it does not denote peace. When you keep quiet for the enemy and beg him to leave you alone, you only fan his ego and present yourself as an easy prey, but when you speak up and let him know that you know that you have authority over him he flees and thinks really hard before coming back at you.
Discover who you are, Read the whole book of Ephesians
Stay conscious of who you are because what you meditate on informs you behavior and reactions. Joshua 1:8
Declare who you are Proverbs 18:21
And exercise your authority over what ever it is that you are faced with. Job 22:28
Lets take a cue from
David (He killed Goliath with his mouth before he used the sling)
Joshua and Caleb (Also called the giants in Canaan mere bread and they did “eat” them up and possessed the land.
Jesus (Started declaring His victory over death long before He was sentenced to death)
Was I able to get you thinking? Now seriously, who do you think you are?!
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