Do you know we’re not supposed to fear the devil? We are supposed to fear God. We are to have so much reverence and respect for Him that we immediately make any adjustment in our lives just to please Him.
When He tells us to do something that looks risky from a natural point of view, we ought to be more concerned about what we will miss if we don’t obey Him, than of what will happen if we do. In other words, when He tells you that you are more than a conqueror, and instructs you to march in and take back some part of your life that the devil has stolen from you, you shouldn’t sit around debating about whether or not you can do it. You should just start marching!
‘Well, I just can’t do that. After all, I’ve been defeated in that area of my life for so long, that I have a poor self-image.’ If that’s what you are thinking, let me tell you something…
If you will serve God, your poor self-image will begin to change, and you will start to see yourself as He sees you. We look so much better in Him! We’ve got to get away from being so self-conscious, so aware of what we think we can or can’t do. That’s what keeps us from entering into our promised land. Instead of simply obeying God, we start to wonder what people will think of us if we march according to His words.
What if I lay hands on someone and they don’t get healed?
What if I start believing for prosperity and go broke?
What will people think of me? How will I look?
Darling, it doesn’t matter how you look! What counts is that you obey God. Once you do that, your reputation will only get better. Once you lose that desire to protect your image, your image gets better in Him. Why? Because when you give your life to Christ, then the image of the Lord Jesus comes forth instead of that image you have of yourself. “Certainly I will be with thee.” God promised that to you just as surely as He did to the Israelites (Exodus 3:12). So whatever God is telling you to do today…or has been telling you to do for some time now, do it! Grab hold of His promise to be with you. That’s what will cause you to live in the supernatural and do the impossible things. Don’t fear the devil. You are more than a conqueror! Rise up and obey God. You’ll have victory for everyone to see!
Declare His word to yourself at all times: “In all things I am more than a conqueror through Him that loves me.” (Romans 8:37)