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You Have What It Takes

As a believer, you do not have to question: Can I overcome? Will I be able to get past this? Will this stronghold cause me to walk the rest of life my life in defeat? God has given us His divine nature through His Holy Spirit the moment we received salvation. The answer is: Yes, through Christ I can. He has given us His Holy Spirit so that we are able to walk upright before Him.


"His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires."
2 Peter 1:3-4 (NIV)

We overcome evil with good, and Jesus imparted His goodness to us, giving us what we need to overcome. Don't let the question come from your natural inability to stop you from believing that all things are possible with God. You can get past that situation and heal. You can recover and live your life from a place of wholeness and victory. Knowing this and knowing who God gives us the confidence to stand before a relentless and deceitful enemy and say, "Greater is He who is within me." (Galatians 2:20). Circumstances and temptations of theis world will try to distract us from our Source. The lust of our flesh will have us rethinking our victory in Christ. However, it is up to us to stand and do all we can to stand in the love and grace of God (Ephesian 6:13).




2 Peter 1 continues and reveals what a life filled with divine power can entail for the believer. Each of us has access to all that God promises us, if we are diligent in our walk, yield ourselves to growth, and depend on God's strength. Verses 5-7 says, "For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love." The traits listed in verses 5-7 are the things God has given us to keep us from falling into the traps of our evil desires and tripping over the lusts of the flesh. Our faith allows us to walk in the divine nature of God, believing that "in Him we move, live and have our being" (2 Peter 3:9).


We are not to depend on our wisdom and self-righteousness to keep us, but we lean and trust His divine nature that He has imported us to guide, correct, empower, and preserve us. Verse 8-9 "For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins." As believers, we should not be short-sighted looking at this moment and not considering how our choices and actions affect the present self and our future and that everything we do has consequences. We are suppowt to continue to grow and increase in knowledge and spiritual statue. The gift and empowerment are to be utilized to nurture righteous living and mature in us those things that bring about health living, strength of character, and intimacy with God. We give our lives over to being effective and productive because of the knowledge we have gain that empowers us to do so. Let's not fall back to following the ways of doubt, insecurity, or passivity. These mentalities give foothold to unrighteous and self-serving habits that dictate to us a life of defeat when Christ has given us His life so that we can live it in victory.


Lord, thank You for giving us what it takes. Thank You for Your Spirit that empowers us, Your word that instructs, and the sacrifice of Your Son that allows us to be in right relationship with You. We can walk in purposes and accomplish each thing You planned for us to fulfill, in Jesus Name Amen.

Exercise the divine power God has given you.

Walk through life with the knowledge, security, and hope that God has given you what you need to do each that that He has asked of you. We can be who He has called us to be. Our past, our doubt, others' opinions do not have to define us. We can choose to establish ourselves in the love and grace of God and become transformed into individuals who not only have what it takes. But walk as believers who do what it takes to be victorious and well.

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