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Monday, April 16, 2018

We Are Meant to Thrive, Not Just Survive

We are created by God for a specific purpose. We are created in His glory. We are not here by accident. We are created on purpose. We are here to have dominion. 
We are not just surviving; we are not here just to keep ourselves from perishing. We are not here to continue to live or exist. We are not here just to continue living in spite of danger or hardship.
It is one thing to get by and completely another thing to flourish in life. It is one thing to get along with life and another thing to prosper in life. 
How pity we are if we are just surviving, what pity is that if we are just existing. 
If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. 1 Corinthians 15:19
Yes, off-course we are meant to survive life situations. We are meant to survive life circumstances and situations. We are meant to service life trails and temptations. 
But it isn’t that. It isn’t only surviving. It isn’t only to survive temptation. It isn’t only self-protection. It isn’t only self-defense.
We are not here for eating and drinking. We have a higher vision of seeking the Kingdome of God and his righteousness. We are on a mission.
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:31, 33
We have a purpose to fulfill. We have a kingdom to advance its interest. We are here to enforce the will of God on earth as it is in heaven. 
We are not here just to protect ourselves from the devil. We are here to destroy the work of the devil.
The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. 1 John 3:8
We are equipped in such a way that the gates of hell shall not prevail against us. We go and plunder the kingdom of darkness. We go and preach the gospel. We snatch others as from fire.
save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh. Jude 23
We are meant to prosper. We are meant to be offensive. We are meant to attack the kingdom of the enemy. We are active doing the work of God.  
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