Are you feeling any RESISTANCE in your life?
Resistance = opposition, struggle, obstruction, a barrier, something holding you back
Resistance is experienced when there is MOVEMENT.
Have you ever tried to run in water? There is no Resistance until you try to Move.
The Holy Spirit is always moving. His desire is to Move in our lives and for us to follow where He leads. As we begin to grow in Relationship with Jesus and obey His Word (Scripture) we most certainly will encounter Resistance.
The greater the work the Lord wants to accomplish in you, the greater the Resistance often will be.
The key is to keep our Identity in Christ, not focusing on our own abilities and plans.
For in Him we live and MOVE and exist.
In Him, in Jesus, we live and Move.
If you are truly in Him, and He is in you, the Resistance is because you are Moving!
Expect it! Look for it!
It is in the Resistance that we are Strengthened!
Have you ever lifted weights before? Muscle and strength is forged through the Resistance!
Now consider this: If God is working in your life through His Word being founded in your heart, and the Holy Spirit has begun Moving in your life, who is causing the Resistance?
1 Peter 5:8
Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
We sometimes think, If I am a Christian, no troubles will come my way. This is not what the Bible teaches. We must heed this warning to Stay Alert!
In fact, we are told to turn the Resistance on to the devil as he tries to drag us down!
Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.
The first key here is to Submit yourself to God. This means to give in, to yield to, to surrender to the Lordship of Jesus in your life. If we are submitted to God, we are choosing to obey His Word, rather than fall into the devil's plan for our lives.
That is how we resist him. Then the scripture promises this will send the devil fleeing from us! Running scared!
An un-submitted, disobedient child of God will not see victory in his life.
So get into the Scriptures today. Stand on His Word and Resist the Enemy. In time, you willsee Victory.
1 John 5:4
For every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this Victory through our Faith.