I hope you see this back-to-school season as a one of new opportunity to grow.  Will you begin to believe new thoughts, speak new thoughts, act on new thoughts focused on FAITH, and ultimately change things in your life in this new season? You will never succeed with an inferior mindset. You must know who you are in Christ. In fact, the first giant you may need to defeat is you — your mindset, your flesh. Make a decision to become who God says you are. It doesn’t matter what others think or say about you, it’s about how you see yourself. God promised victory and protection for you and your family, but the enemy will not just let it happen; you must fight for the promises God has provided for you and fight with FAITH.

Hebrews 10:36-39 (NLT)

36 Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. 37 “For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay. 38 And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.” 39 But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved.

So, What… for This Week?

Jesus has already destroyed the works of the devil; we just have to exercise our authority over the enemy. The fight is already fixed. In fact, the outcome has already been declared because God has already made the way for us to have victory — through Jesus Christ. So keep moving forward toward your destiny, because others are depending on you. Don’t stay where you are; get to your promised land.  Remember, God honors people who have faith in Him. There is greatness in you, and you will win!  Faith comes by hearing the Word of God. The more you hear, the more you believe. Get around people who talk faith and believe God. Living a life of faith doesn’t come overnight, but if you will commit to the Word, become a student of the Word, and begin to apply the Word to your situations and circumstances, change will come. Remember, all things are possible to those who believe; to those who have the faith to trust God!