Sometimes we all need a reminder that we are in a battle for the lives and souls of mankind. We have an enemy. And he often knows who we are before we do. The enemy strategically targets…..and guess what? YOU and I are a target! As God’s children, we are created in His image and likeness and we are marked. And when you and I are marked by the Most High God, we become noted by the enemy.
Oftentimes the attacks on your life have more to do with who you might be in the future than who you are right now or even who you have been in the past. Our enemy sets up ambush early in our lives thru pain and trauma and will not relent until he has utterly destroyed. BUT, your history does not determine your destiny! And your past does not have to proclaim your future!
I see this ambush across our land today to divide, spread violence and hatred……But I also see the light and love of God shining through.
When man decides to do what is right in his own eyes, there will never be justice or fairness. Until we place ourselves back under the submission of God, our land will not have rest. The enemy has come in like a flood, but God has raised a standard. And that is THE POWER OF HIS LOVE!
We may be targeted by the enemy for destruction, but we also have been called to be history makers! Someone who can transform their world and impact their community with the goodness of Christ.
God created man as the pinnacle of His creation. When He made man and woman, he stepped back and said “it is good!” In Psalm 8, David proclaims that man has been crowned with glory and honor by God and given dominion over all creation….in fact, all things have been put under man’s feet.
This includes, prejudices, hatred, feelings, murderous thoughts and the like. As human beings, we do not have to be controlled by the injustices of this world or the emotions stirred up by others. We can put off these fleshly clothes and put on love, mercy, forgiveness and compassion….even when we don’t “feel like it.”
His Love Changes Everything
If God were to offer us a challenge, I think it would be this. To walk every day in His love! To wake up each day and turn away from the lens of the past. To trust God in all things and purpose within our hearts to extend kindness, goodness and compassion towards everyone. When we do this, peace will flood our land. And it will not be a surprise ambush, but a great deluge that will cover the deeds of hatred and division. Love gathers…..hatred divides.
Who are you going to be? I hear God asking this question of all mankind. Whom will you serve today? Will it be your emotions and circumstances that have happened yesterday? Or will you defy popular culture and be a history maker for righteousness and honor?
You and I are God’s workmanship, created, shaped and formed in Christ, the anointed One for GOOD works. (Ephesians 2:10) You and I have the opportunity to influence our world, and our cities, with God’s goodness. He has created a people to do this very thing. Let us rise to this occasion and not shrink back. If everyone who calls themselves by the name of Christ would stand in the power of God’s love, I promise we would see our communities and world transformed!
You are marked for greatness! Who are you going to be today?