How The War Is Won…

There is a quote, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.” Henry Ford

Mr. Ford was on to something.

One may say there is a war waging now, whether you consider the war from the nature perspective, with regards to the protests and the pursuit of racial justice and equality. Or whether you consider the ongoing spiritual battle from the supernatural perspective. The war is waging but with a focused mind and renewed perspective, it can be won.

If you hear of those protesting in streets or in the spirit, they realize that the battle is bigger than them but it doesn’t overwhelm them. They realize that the victory will change the generations to come. Those fighting, in the natural or in the spirit, understand that their enemy will not overpower them. The warriors on the battlefield, naturally or supernaturally recognize that peace and communication are keys to the victory.

This is how the war is won.

Your victory or defeat will always begin in your mind. It is no wonder that the Lord exhorts believers to transform and renew out mind with the Word of God:

With a mind set on victory, you can operate from a place of victory. You are not ruled by your emotions. With a victorious mindset, you are not governed by your feelings. You will be able to develop strategies of victory. You will be able to see the hand of God in your battle and in the war.

Your adversary also knows that with a transformed and renewed mind, you are unstoppable. This is why the attacks frequently begin there. If you think you are nothing, the war is lost. If you believe you are inferior, your enemy becomes bigger. If you are unaware of your identity, the enemy will begin to tell you who you are. Without a renewed and focused mind, anger and fury rule and win.

Soldier, continue to fight with a transformed and renewed mind. Continue to remain focused on the mission. Know that as you wage war against your adversary, it can be won.

Transform and renew your mind-the battle is first won there.

Peace and Blessings

Experiences + Emotions = …

We are a people gifted with emotions. Think about a certain movie, perhaps one that makes you cry. Maybe there is one that makes you laugh. A certain experience will produce certain emotion. And that’s simply how we are crafted.

Think about the last or sermon you heard. You probably left service ready to go and change the world or ready to start a ministry that day! But let a few days go by and the feeling fades away.

Our time with the Lord has to move beyond experiences and emotions. Once the tears stop flowing, the fire dies down in our bellies, and we stand up after being knocked off our feet by the Word, what happens next? The emotions are appropriate and we need the experiences, and after both are done, we need the lifestyle change.

We must transition from experiences and emotions to transformations…

In the presence of the Lord, we must be transformed. Each time we enter into His presence, we come out better, stronger, and wiser. We come out prepared for whatever fiery darts awaits us.

Experience + emotions must equal transformation. Transformation is that change that lasts. It keeps the fire lit, it starts that book you long to write, and it ignites that ministry that will change your community!

Don’t let the power just fall away. Let your quiet time empower you for the day ahead, not just the moment. Prayer should embolden you for the obstacles ahead.

Be transformed.

Peace and Blessings