I was recently privileged to hear a great speaker teach a class on the subject of “Taking Responsibility by Walking in Our God Given Authority’. The 4 points provided at the end of the lesson were simple, but impacting and definitely worth sharing. I believe that we all can work our way to complete victory and triumph if we apply these principals in every aspect of our lives. Special thanks goes to Min. Antoinette Hines for giving me permission to distribute what God gave her and add to it what He’s given me.
1. Consult God First
It is apparently apart of human nature to attempt to complete things ourselves first and ask for assistance once we’re in the middle of disorder. We have this idea that we are disturbing or distressing our leaders, bosses, or friends when we ask questions before we begin a project. We learn later that it was their desire that we inquire of their expertise, listen to lessons learned and success stories before we begin our journey. When we consult before we begin we can go further faster because we have been advised of what’s coming.
Our heavenly Father knows the end from the beginning and has written our days beforehand in His book. Who better to refer to when starting a voyage than someone who has been where you are going?
2. Write the Vision
Encoding is the organic method by which the things we perceive transport to our brain where they are analyzed. Writing improves the encoding process. This means when you write something down it has a better chance of being remembered. If your days are anything like mine writing becomes essential to accomplish the many activities that must be done. Your vision should be so important that you will not risk missing even one part. Also, if it’s written you can read it and declare it which takes it to the next level! Because we know that once it is declared, it shall be established!
Strategizing includes inquiring, thinking, discussing, researching, planning, and even role playing. It is the process of walking an idea through possible scenarios to determine a possible outcome. Most games whether they are board games or computer/video games take strategy. Many of us perfect our tactical skills and become calculated in the decisions we make and direction we pursue in a game, but fail to initiate a strategy for how to implement the vision God has given. It is past time to make yourself and God’s will a priority!
4. Execute the Plan
Execution requires a WEB. That is Willpower, Energy and Boldness. It is said that webs are stronger than steel. It’s hard to believe, but here is why. [i] Spider dragline silk has a tensile strength of roughly 1.3 GPa. The tensile strength listed for steel might be slightly higher—e.g. 1.65 GPa, but spider silk is a much less dense material, so that a given weight of spider silk is five times as strong as the same weight of steel. The task of accomplishing what God has planned for us will not be stress-free, but it will be satisfying. It will take self-discipline, determination and resolve. There will be obstacles and opponents to discourage you and attempt to thwart your arrival at the finish line, but with endless energy and brash boldness along with the knowledge that “I can do ALL things through Christ” the plan can come to fruition.
These four points will change the trajectory of your life if you apply them! Isn’t it time for a new course? If so, don’t delay. Do it now!