What is it that causes us to drag our pasts out of the grave and why do we continually tell ourselves that we won’t succeed or amount to anything? God has given us the keys to life, but in our minds we’ve allowed them to be stolen. Victory is ours, so we must take these thoughts captive. Our thoughts attempt to hold us captive in a world of confusion. The price that Jesus paid with His life was enough for us to live victoriously, but when we dwell on the past we focus on who we are not anymore. Who we used to be will always want to control our destiny so we must be aware that conviction is of the Spirit, while condemnation is of the enemy. We are alive in Christ and we are a new creation at the moment of salvation so when these feelings begin to surface we must tell ourselves, “I’m not that person anymore because that person is who Christ died for.” We cannot allow our feelings and thoughts to affect our acts of obedience. Hebrews 10:35-36 tells us, “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere… so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised.”
A lot of times, it may feel as though we are continually starting over because the mistakes in our past just want to keep us down. Everything feels as though it is in our reach, but beyond our grasp. We must never forget that God loves us, He is faithful, and He is always on-time. God knows everything we are going through and He knows everything we are feeling because He is the one who made us. He alone has the power to save us from anything and He alone can give us the strength to walk through any trial or circumstance. Even though we are dressed in flesh, we are equipped with the armor and weapons of God, so we need to learn how to use them! God has so many good things in store for us and if we could just pull the curtain back, we would be able to see all the favor and blessings God is waiting to pour into our lives. He has arranged and lined up solutions to problems we haven’t even faced. He has lined up moments of favor, moments of blessing, and moments of good circumstances. The question we need to ask ourselves is, “Do we see these things in our future?” We are instructed to walk by faith and not by sight. When things look impossible, we need faith and we need to listen for God to say, “I have a way.” If we can see things, we don’t need faith and just because we can’t see a way doesn’t mean God doesn’t have a way. Sometimes we just need to turn our minds off because we can’t picture a logical solution, but we are not to lean upon our own understanding. Bad breaks and disappointments can make this very hard to do, but breakthroughs can happen at any moment so we need to get in agreement with God because our moment of favor could be right around the corner. God does for us what we can’t do for ourselves and He richly rewards those who earnestly seek after Him.
God’s Spirit speaks to me in a voice I cannot ignore and I praise Him for the desire He has placed in my heart; it is because of Him that I am inspired. My appointed time is on its way and the trial of my faith is refining me. The moment God put the dream in my heart; He established the set time it would come to pass. Our salvation is in the blood so we are no longer lost souls; God is in complete control. He is the Ancient of Days and He still sits on the throne reigning victoriously.