Within you is power you have never tapped into. Within you is potential you do not know of. Within you is a destiny you cannot imagine. Your entire life’s journey is discovering this power, living up to this potential, and moving towards this destiny.
But it’s not easy. It’s never a continual and steady pace in the right direction. It’s filled with detours, distractions and delays. It’s a continual barrage of self-doubt and a battle with your self-discipline.
But why? Why is it so darn hard? If it’s your destiny, your God breathed, God imagined, God designed, God purposed position in life, then why are you being held back from it? Why do you continue to struggle? Why do you doubt? Why do you fail? Why do you get stuck? How is it possible that a girl like you, with the power of a God like ours living within you, struggles to wake up on time? How is it possible that a girl like you with all that potential, questions her value and worth? How can this possibly be?
Oh honey, you’re under attack. There’s a battle for your life, and when your life can’t be snatched from the saving grace of Jesus, then your confidence is targeted. You see, your confidence is up for grabs. Your courage is vulnerable. Your dreams are endangered. Your truth can get twisted.
While you may question your potential, there are two who know your potential every day of your life … your Creator, and your enemy. This is why there’s a continual battle sister. God says ‘I’m not giving up on my girl. I know what I created her for.” And the devil says “I know what she’s capable of. I can’t let up on her.”
How sad it is that the devil knows our potential better than we do. He fears our power. He sees our value. He knows our worth. And somehow we don’t. He has tricked us into believing we are incapable of change, unworthy of more, and destined for failure. Because of this trickery, we’re saved but we’re not satisfied. We’re forgiven but we’re not fulfilled. We’re free but we don’t live in freedom. We’re set apart but we’re not stepping up.
A friend shared these words with me “what a shame it would be for the enemy to believe more about our potential than we do. Even on our worst days, he know we are daughters of God.”
It’s not that the devil thinks you’re a worthless nobody … it’s quite the opposite. It’s that he KNOWS you are a valuable and powerful daughter of God. He was there in the beginning when God designed your life, remember he was the highest ranking angel before his fall. Satan had a front row seat to the formation of you. He saw your gifting. Your equipping. Your blessing. Your power and your strength. So now, he attacks you personally and directly.
There’s a story in Matthew 4 of Jesus going into the wilderness to pray and the devil met him there to tempt him. Satan quotes scripture to Jesus and tries to get him to react. After 40 days of fasting, he offer Jesus food. He offers him angels to rescue him. He offers him unlimited power. And here’s the thing, the devil really thought Jesus would cave to his offers. He really thought he could somehow trick the son of God to bow to him. He knew the power Jesus held and he attacked that power in an attempt to defeat him. But he would not win.
So now, he does the same thing to you. He lures you into temptation. He attacks you when you are weak. He twists the truth and makes it sound so convincing. He offers you the easy way out in exchange for your settled surrender.
Listen to me my sister … WE CANNOT SETTLE HERE. WE CANNOT SURRENDER. We cannot believe the nasty crap he whispers about us. Jesus defeated the devil by knowing what God really said and using the true scripture against him. Let’s read the story in Matthew 4: 1-11:
“Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.”
Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written:
“‘He will command his angels concerning you,
and they will lift you up in their hands,
so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”
Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’]”
Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.”
Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’”
Then the devil left him, and angels came and attended him.”
Jesus knew WHO he was and the mission for which he was created. He had complete confidence in God’s truths concerning him, so the devil could not convince him of anything less. Girls, this is what we need! We too need to know our potential like the devil knows it. We need to remember we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus, and start acting like it.
You are a woman with the power of God within her, created for a destiny greater than you can even imagine. Stop allowing yourself to be convinced of anything less.
The devil tried to make Jesus think he needed power he didn’t already have. The devil was wrong.
The devil tried to make Jesus think he was separated from God and in trouble. The devil was wrong.
The devil tried to make Jesus desperate enough to settle for his cheap imitations of blessings. He failed.
Now recognize the devil is still doing the same old crap today, and he’s doing it to you. He’s still offering his cheap imitation blessings that fall short of the genuine and lasting blessings of God. Don’t be fooled sister.
He’s still trying to make you feel separated from God and too far gone. He pedals his feelings of desperation and hopelessness, but you don’t have to buy them. That’s not what God has for you. Nothing you have done, or will ever do, will separate you from God. He’s right here always waiting for your return to the best life he created you for.
And of course Satan is still trying to make you miss the power you already have. You are already more than a conquror. You are already chosen. You are already blessed and highly favored. You are already equipped and destined. You are already a daughter of the King of all Kings, making you the ultimate princess warrior!
And the devil’s only hope is to convince you to not believe what he already knows is true. What a shame it would be for the enemy to believe more about your potential than you do.
Well girl, just in case you’ve been questioning, I’m here to remind you of the truth, the truth will always set you free! You can do this. You’ve been equipped to do this. You’re more than enough. You’ve been set free and the victory is yours!