In these times people are standing up for all kinds of reasons – against racism, against the vaccine, against voter fraud and the list goes on. One of the reasons people take a stand is because of poor choices others have made but other times, people have to take a stand to protect what is right.
As you become convicted and youâ€™re determined to fulfil your God-given destiny, and youâ€™re taking steps to improve your life or make a difference in your family or community, donâ€™t be surprised if you face opposition. The devil isnâ€™t going to just roll out the red carpet and watch you fulfil your God-given destiny. Heâ€™ll do everything in his power to keep you from moving forward. The apostle Paul said this, â€œA wide door of opportunity is open for me and there are many adversaries.â€ Iâ€™ve found that anytime you try to go forward in life, anytime you try to make progress, there will be opposition.
Today, with God on your side, you can stand your ground against the adversary! For greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. So when you face opposition today and throughout this year, keep standing on Godâ€™s Word, keep believing in Godâ€™s promises, keep hoping in a brighter future. Donâ€™t stop fighting the good fight of faith until you see the victory God has promised you!
â€œTherefore put on the fullÂ armourÂ of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.â€ (Ephesians 6:13, NIV)Â
Yahweh, thank You for Your promise of victory. Father, I have decided to take my eyes off my challenges and focus on You. God, thank You for equipping me with Your armour so that I can stand strong in this new year and beyond. Help me to keep on fighting, keep on hoping, and to stay in faith, in Christâ€™s Name! Amen.