As born-again Christians, it should be our goal to complete those assignments that God has called, chosen, appointed and anointed us to do. One might ask, “How do we know what we’re called and anointed to do? How do we know God’s will for us?”
To know God’s will is to know God’s Word. He speaks to us through His Word and through other believers by way of prompting by the Holy Spirit. In Romans 12:12, Paul cautions us not to be conformed to this age or this world, but rather to be changed and transformed by the entire renewal of our mind so we can prove for ourselves what is the good, acceptable and perfect will of God, even that which is good, acceptable and perfect in God’s sight for us (personally).
Our growth and maturity is continually challenged by our enemy, Satan. He looks for the weak, the young (in faith) and those who choose to isolate themselves from the Body, and the unguarded ones (without armor on). Satan’s goal is not to maim or simply discourage, his goal is to spiritually kill us, and he does this by getting us to bow to our circumstances and pressures through forces of his evil design.
Paul tells us to put on the whole armor of God, so we are able to stand against the wiles of the enemy (Ephesians 6:11-12). We are called to pray continually in the spirit and to be intercession for each other. We are told that when we have done all of this, we are then to stand.
This should be a battle stance. A stance that shows we’re ready for whatever the enemy throws at us. To be ready means to know the Word – remember, this is how Jesus always responded when tempted by the enemy.
Everyone has a testimony of God’s work in their life. When we share our testimonies, it encourages others to share their testimonies, and most of all, it gives glory to God, the only one worthy of our praises.
By Deacon Mae Hilliker
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