More often than not, we have found ourselves in situations which we know are not right for us to thrive in but for one reason or the other, we decided to let the atmosphere retain its’ state— we choose to be indifferent about the situation— we resolve to allowing the nonsense continue.
It is a virus which the Devil has subtly infected the body with and it is killing us more than before— indifference. And, this is really affecting us inspite of how trival it might seem to us. But, whatever it is, we ought not to wrap our arms round the subject like it’s the right thing.
The situation in question might be a fellow person’s behaviour which is completely out of the norm; it might be a retardation in one ramification of our lives; it might even be a bad habit which we have mastered over the years; it could be obsession to a deadly thing; any swill whatsoever. Meanwhile, it’s possible that we have attempted to do something about the situation in question but because it seems as though things are not working out, we choose to be indifferent about the situation. But, inspite of whatever betides, the factual truth remains: if we really want to live lives that would please God utmostly, we have to take charge— of evident situations around us.
You have been called out of darkness into His marvellous light (1st Peter 2:9) ought not to give the Devil any chance whatsoever by deciding to resolve to the wrong thing. Because we have come to be joint heirs with Christ, we should exercise the authority in us to cause a change in any dark situation we find ourselves in.
“And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them .” Ephesians 5:11
1. Understand your position in Christ.
It’s just so unfortunate at how so many people have fallen for the subtlety of the Devil in preventing them from being aware of their position in Christ— ignorance! But for you not to be cheated by the Devil, you have to know the truth and here is one: “Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.” Colossians 3:14-15
From those verses, you understand that, Christ has wrought victory over all principalities, powers, rulers of the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6:12). He did all those for you in His birth, death and resurrection. But, for it to be made manifest in your life, you have to exercise it— the authority in you.
Once you have understood your position in Christ over any darkness confronting you, you can act in great faith and wisdom.
2. Understand what you are dealing with.
Just because you won’t deal with a baby the same way you would to a grown up, the same way you won’t be able to deal with every situation the same way and that is why you need to understand what (who) exactly you are dealing with.
You can’t try to get fish out of a pond by holding its’ tail; it’ll slip off and you would get frustrated if you continue that way. But when you have the knowledge of the methods to employ, you would get your work done fast. That’s where seeking and understanding of knowledge comes in.
3. Be in a position to take charge!
You need to prepare yourself for something unusual— making your mind ready to receive instructions from God and be willing to obey.
At times, taking charge of some situations requires consistent prayers, perseverance, regular witnessing, in-depth love, forgiveness. We must be ready to be in positions to do that which is required to put a coincise end to the wrong thing.
The factual truth is that, God wouldn’t come over to do what we ought to do. If we keep deceiving ourselves to think that, every wrong thing is meant to be fixed by God, the enemy would keep cheating on us. So, let us put aside every mindset of indifference, nonchalant attitude, ignorance, and weight whatsoever that might hinder us from enjoying the benefits God has in store for us in every situation He fixes us in.
Christ has put us in positions to take charge and we must be ready to take charge!
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