Genesis 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
Do you know who you are? Yes, it is a serious question. Imagine a lion walking around behaving like a mouse. Wouldn’t that be a travesty? The fact is God has given us authority on this earth and in a lot of cases, we are not exercising it for numerous reasons. How you see yourself and how you see God determine your actions.
Even the best of us very often allow our negative circumstances to get the better of us. But this was never God’s intent when he made man. In fact in Genesis 1:28 he instructed man to rule and have dominion. You were made to dominate and not be dominated, to live and not just to survive. The only way to walk into this is to exercise your authority with the understanding that you were already given the power and authority to change that which you are now confronted with. When Moses and the children of Israel were faced with the Red Sea, God said to Moses in what could be perceived as a tone of rebuke, why are you calling out to me, use what is in your hand, stretch forth your rod. In simpler terms, God was saying to Moses use the power and authority that I have already given to you and he is saying the same thing to you today. Exercise your authority with faith.
Life application: Exercise your authority by taking control of adverse circumstances by planning and orchestrating your desired outcome, speaking the outcome that you want to see and supported by decisive action.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help me to see myself through your eyes and walk in the authority you have given me. In Jesus name, amen.