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Focus of Thought:

Often we feel as small dots in something too grand to comprehend. That is true. In Ecclesiastes 3:11 it says “He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end [AMPC]”. Through God’s perspective, we are entities working according to his plan, but that does not mean we are not important, no matter how small we may feel.

Lately, I have been feeling small. “God has so many children, there are billions of people on the earth, Why would anyone care about what I am doing?” “My life seems too broken for God to sincerely use me. Other people are more talented, smarter, maybe even more beautiful than what I will ever be.” Maybe you have been feeling the same way, maybe we’ve all been playing the victim.

Expression of Thought:

Not knowing who we are in Christ is dangerous. A distorted image of our victory through Christ 's resurrection will make us feel like an victim. We are always victorious, whether we feel like it or not.

In Hosea 4, the children of Israel were playing something a bit different than a victim-a harlot or prostitute. They were selling themselves physically and spiritually, most likely to fit with the times of the age. In our current age, where most victims are pitied instead of uplifted, we can find ourselves longing for console in a helpless state.

If we know of ourselves as helpless, we will be helpless. If we know of ourselves as victorious we will be victorious. In Hosea 4:6, God says My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge[AMPC].” To know who we are in Christ, we must know Him intimately, we must have a personal relationship. Intellectual revelation, without personal revelation is no service to you. Without personal revelation of Christ, you will find yourself playing the victim, harlot or anything that does not line up with who God says you are.

What does God say about you? God says that you are alot of work (😉), you are His handiwork, intricate and detailed, only God completely knows you. Even in old age, we could still learn new things about ourselves, if we chose to do so. You are wonderfully made, it will take a lifetime, plus more to fully understand your nature in relation to God's promises. Even with a little personal revelation of God’s promises concerning you, it is more than enough for where you are in this moment.

No matter the moment, I believe that we should always know that we are victorious and have a position of righteousness in Christ, because of His love. Romans 8 is a wonderful chapter that embodies the previous sentiment. "Nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord Romans 8:39 [AMPC].” “And those whom He thus foreordained, He also called; and those whom He called, He also justified (acquitted, made righteous, putting them in right standing with Himself) Romans 8:30 [AMPC].” “Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us Romans 8:37 [AMPC].”

You are not a victim. You are not defined by your current or past situations. You are victorious, seated in heavenly places. Well loved and justified. As Jesus is inside you, and you in Him there is nothing that is in you that the enemy has power over. You are powerful!

Resolution:

As an heir of God, you receive nothing but the best from God. You are not helpless, don't play the victim, be the victor.

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