You’ve got this. You have everything that you need to win, to come out on top. You were made to defeat what may seem to be the hardest battle in your life right now. How? You’re equipped through God.
In Genesis, we learn about how God took the time to make every detail of the earth that we live on. He created the ocean, stars, flowers and every living creature, and that includes birds. Matthew 6:26 says this about birds:
“Look at the birds in the sky. They do not store food for winter. They don’t plant gardens. They do not sow or reap—and yet, they are always fed because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are even more precious to Him than a beautiful bird. If He looks after them, of course He will look after you.”
If our Father in Heaven looks so carefully after the birds in the sky, what would make us think that we would be looked after any less or differently? A lot of times we forget that we are protected by the very last details God planted in us when we were created. He made you and I in the exact way He knew that we would need to be for the lives that we live. God is in the details.
You know those Animal Planet specials where you see the cheetah chasing the gazelle through the desert? There’s an amazing part of creation that we don’t see in those clips. As the cheetah chases the gazelle its brain temperature rises all the way up to 105 degrees. Once it gets there it has two choices, stop chasing its food and rest or keep running and die from overheating. The gazelle on the other hand has a chamber that allows cool air to run through its blood so that its brain does not get overheated. Wow, talk about details. God knew that the gazelle would be the cheetahs ultimate prey so he built in a cooling system to keep it from harm.
That’s a lot how God works with us. God knows that the devil is after us and will do everything in his power to capture us. So at the moment we accept Christ as our saviour, we are given everything that we need to combat what the enemy tries to throw our way. Just like the gazelle was born with it’s escape plan already inside of it, we are reborn in Jesus with the ability to escape what may come our way. God cares about us that much!
When we accept the Lord as our Saviour, we become a sons and daughters of the ultimate King, we are saved by Jesus and sealed with the Holy Spirit.
Being sealed in the Holy Spirit, we have a constant companion in the Lord that will walk through life with us step-by-step. Lean into what you’ve been equipped with. You have gifts, talents and grace to overcome what is coming your way.