“They Can’t Take What God Gave You”

Thought for Today: They Can’t Take What God Gave You

Ever since you began to believe and understand that you are a child of God and that you have made the decision to do your best to live a life that is pleasing to God and receive all that God has for you, it seems like the world, your flesh, and especially the devil have been doing everything they can to take away all the things that you have learned that God has given you. 

You know that it is God’s will for you to be healthy and prosperous in mind, body, and soul. The word of God says “Beloved I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health even as thy soul prospereth” (3 John 2:2). But every time you look up the enemy is attacking your finances, trying to bring on sickness, and doing things that cause your very soul to be weary. They are of the mindset that they are going to just TAKE WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN. 

God said, “I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will MAKE ALL THINE ENEMIES TURN THEIR BACKS UNTO THEE” (Exodus 23:27). But every time you wake up and get ready for your day the devil is right there at your doorstep, ready to cause you problems. The devil thinks that he can just TAKE WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU. 

Jesus said “Peace I leave with you, my peace I GIVE UNTO YOU not as the world giveth give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27). And yet the world, your flesh, and the devil is doing everything it can to TAKE THE PEACE THAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU.  

The word of God says “Fear thou not for I AM with thee be not dismayed for I AM THY GOD, I (GOD) will strengthen thee yea I (God) will help thee, yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). And yet your enemies are trying to take the help that God, Himself, said He would give you. 

You are a child of the living God, Jesus Christ is your personal Lord and savior, and the word of God says “And know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye might be FILLED WITH THE FULLNESS OF GOD” (Ephesians 3:19). All of whom God is dwells on the throne of your heart.  

I will say it again THEY (the world, your flesh, or the devil) CAN’T TAKE WHAT GOD HAS GIVEN YOU. But you can give it away by reacting or responding how they want you to. The devil is a defeated foe. For the word of God says, “For as much as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He (Jesus Christ) himself likewise took part of the same; that THROUGH DEATH HE (JESUS CHRIST) MIGHT DESTROY HIM THAT HAD THE POWER OF DEATH THAT IS THE DEVIL. And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage” (Hebrews 2:14-15).

Listen to me, when they come and bring all the lies, manipulation, and accusations at you, don’t give your peace away by reacting to what they say and do, KEEP YOUR PEACE by responding with the word of God, “And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).

When all hell breaks out and the enemy is coming at you from all directions, don’t just give up the life that God gave you by reacting to the situation at hand. Grab God’s word and say, “By this I know thou (oh God) favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me” (Psalm 41:11).

Religion teaches that when you are a child of God everything will be alright, but that goes against the word of God. Jesus, himself, said “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. IN THE WORLD YE SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION but be of good cheer I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

I don’t know who I am talking to, but anything that God has given you no witch, no curse, no hex, no demon, no power, no principality, no religion, no man, and not even the devil can ever take away what God has given you. But you can give it away by reacting or responding according to your flesh or the world’s way of handling things or doing what the devil suggests you do. They did not give you life, and they can’t take the life that God has given you from you. 

For it is written, “The Spirit of God hath made me (this means you) and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life” (Job 33:4).

Don’t give away the life that God has for you by reacting to the things that they say or do, they are simply attempting to get you to give the life that God has given you away because they know they can’t take it from you. Keep your life by responding with God’s words instead of reacting to their words.

Be Blessed
By Erick Young