Family 1st Pt. 7 – Keys to Overcoming Pt. 3 Never Giving In

August 19, 2018
Series:
Passage: Ephesians 5:22-6:4

The first mistake we make is to give up or give in. The biggest mistakes we can make are not the things we do but the things we do not do. There are three keys to never giving in, the first being to abide in God. When we’re in despair, hurting, limping; if we dwell in the secret place of God, He will deliver us. There are times that we do not abide in Him and we blame the devil for the things that go wrong. Often times our greatest enemy is ourselves, not the devil. We put ourselves into positions of danger and then place the blame on Satan. He didn’t put us there, we did ourselves. The second key to never giving in is to feed our faith, starve our fear. It is okay to glutton our faith. When we feed our faith well our shield of protection grows and grows until the devil couldn’t even hope to harm us, but we need to operate in faith and abide in God. Operating in fear can put us in very dangerous positions. Jude 1:20 But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. We must be intentional when we practice receiving God, praying, studying His word. God has a plan for you tomorrow that you have to begin to act on today. The third key to never giving in is changing our perspective. We must switch our perspective from what we see, to what God sees. To change our perspective first we must change our position. We must position ourselves under the shadow of the Almighty. Abide in him.

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