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We Might Be Weak, But We're Still Anointed

Randy Mancini 3 Jul 16

A powerful way to get out of the place you're in is to open your mouth and speak about Jesus. The last thing the devil wants you to do is to speak about the promises of God and praise the Lord. But that's the first thing we must do in order to overcome overwhelming discouragement or depression. We need to send our words out in the direction we want them to go.     In other words, we need to start speaking about victory when we're staring at defeat. We need to talk about healing when we're feeling sick. We need to speak about blessing when we don't have anything and we need to talk about marching when we feel like quitting. The power of faith is activated through your senses—through hearing and confessing.    This is why the enemy wants us to shut our mouth. He does not want you to praise the Lord and he certainly doesn't want you to talk about victory. He knows that if he can take you down mentally and emotionally, you'll be less effective for the Kingdom of God.    The Bible instructs us to "be transformed by the renewing of your mind" (Romans 12:2). Renew your mind with what God says in His Word. Read the Bible. Soak in its truth. Memorize it. Meditate on these words of David in Psalm 18:1-2, "I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer, my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."   

We don't have a say in the conditions of this world, but we do have a say in the choices that we make in life. Refuse to get stuck in a permanent place of discouragement. When you feel weak, remember that you're an anointed child of the Most High, the member of a royal priesthood and deeply loved by your Creator. 

 
Jentezen Franklin is the senior pastor of Free Chapel, a multicampus church with a global reach. A New York Times bestselling author, Franklin's newest book, "Overcoming When You Feel Overwhelmed: 5 Steps to Surviving the Chaos of Life," offers a timely and relevant message of overcoming despite the fear, uncertainty and turmoil that surrounds us. Find out more at jentezenfranklin.org