Keep Calm. God Gave You Authority

Last updated on June 20th, 2020 at 12:56 pm

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In a not so long ago post I shared some helpful hair tips to help you have a more prosperous new year….at least as far as your hair is concerned. Today I wanted to share with you an even more helpful piece of advice that doesn’t have anything to do with your hair but you could apply what I’m about to say to any part of your life so if you want to apply it to your hair care, have at it!

Most well meaning people with respect for God are used to responding to challenging situations with statements like, “God is in control.”

While it’s true that God is omniscient, omnipotent and omnipresent, He’s not controlling what goes on in the earth.

Whaaaaat? Blasphemy you say? Hear me out.

If God is in control in the earth, He doesn’t appear to be doing a very good job of managing things. There’s wars, murders, rapes, accidents and all sorts of tragic things happening. People even blame God for these things happening. They are wrong.

In Psalm 115:16 God clearly says He gave authority in the earth to man (mankind). “The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD’s: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.”

When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden, they gave their God given authority to the devil, God’s enemy. But….

When Jesus died and rose from the dead, He took back that authority and returned it to the children of men. Only, most people don’t know it. They are ignorant to their rights as children of God.

Now, I’m not saying you can walk around doing whatever you want and then command things to go the way you want in the earth. No. You need to have first accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, get to know WHO YOU ARE IN CHRIST and THEN use the authority He gave you in this earth.

As Christians, we should be taking authority over the works of the devil. The devil can’t do what we don’t allow him to do. All he can do is plant a seed in your mind – a thought. We have the power and authority given to us by God Almighty to tell the devil, “Stop! no more!” And, we have the Holy Ghost who is our Enforcer.

Only, not many Christians know their rights. It’s time to get in God’s Word and discover what He has to say about our rights as children of God. Here are some scriptures to get started:

  • We know that whosoever is born of God sinneth not; but he that is begotten of God keepeth himself, and that wicked one toucheth him not.- 1 John 5:18
  • Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. – 1 John 4:4
  • And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. – Mark 16:17-18

Read these and others in confessional form over at Joyce Meyer Ministries here.

Each one of us bares some form of responsibility for the outcomes of our lives. If you want a healthy head of hair, what are you doing to get it? If you want great relationships with people, how are you going about fostering those relationships? And, do you words contradict your true expectations in life?

This is truly something that is worth thinking about. This blog isn’t just about my fine natural hair experience. Faith is the basis for this very blog being in existence. It takes faith for me to continually write from the depths of my being even when it doesn’t appear that anyone is reading. It also takes faith for those who ready, to act upon what I write about.

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Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Pamela

    Michelle thank you for this blog. I am not a person that leaves comments on blogs but I wanted to assure you that I do read your blog. I love the faith messages. I have even read them at church for our thought of the week. I am a pastor wife and our congregation only has three people and we have been doing this for four years. Talk about a faith walk. We love God and we do praise and worship like it is a full house. God is first in my life and will continue to be so no matter what it looks like. I believe in my heart that there are lots of people who read and don’t comment. Continue to do what God has called you to do and you will see the fruits of your labor. Love and blessings.

    1. Michelle

      wow thank you for that comment Pamela. I really appreciate. It must be challenging being a pastor’s wife. I pray that your congregation grows and that people will come to know the Lord Jesus through your ministry.

      I apologize it took me a while to respond. My son is going through a crisis right now (kidney stones) and we are in the hospital.

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