1 John 5:5 (ESV Strong’s)
5 Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?
Yesterday, I felt like I had lost total control of my emotions. I found myself angry and asking a question “why am I here again?” Almost like there was a fear but I wasn’t sure what I was afraid of. I certainly didn’t feel like I was overcoming anything. I did not practice sending it away. I knew what was happening was unlawful. I felt like I couldn’t stop what was happening. Which is a lie in itself, 😡 but at the moment I chose to believe it.
Here is what I didn’t do. I did not declare it to be improper and unlawful whatever was going on in me. Holy Spirit just prompted me right now. I know what it was. Control and jealousy. Matthew 18:18. Truly I tell you, whatever you forbid and declare to be improper and unlawful on Earth must be what is already forbidden in heaven, and whatever you permit and declare proper and lawful on Earth must be what is already permitted in heaven. Amp
This is so simple. Jesus is Lord over all. He is Lord over my rejection he is Lord over my jealousy but I swear there are parts of my life that I don’t want him to be Lord over or I don’t believe he’s Lord over and that’s why it keeps coming back.
There is a trigger and it has been identified.
What is your trigger? Jealousy, control, fear, what do you need to declare unlawful? What do you need to send away? What is the one thing that gets your goat every time? You see it coming but you can’t stop yourself.
1 John 4:18 (ESV Strong’s)
18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
So this begs the question for whoever is reading this, if you struggle with stuff that comes over you, what do you do? Do you meditate on the problem or do you meditate on the solution? Yesterday I meditated on the problem.
The next question for whoever is reading this, how easy is it to trust Jesus when you are meditating on the problem?
Jesus sees you and loves you.
Be the overcomer of what you haven’t been overcoming. Here’s the big twist, if you are in Jesus, and he is in you, and you’re sitting at the right hand of the throne of God with Jesus, and you also have the inheritance, Then why does this keep happening? This question is for me as well.