Exercise Authority over Everything in Your Environment

Daily Devotional

Genesis 1:28 …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. 

You were created to rule over your circumstances, why should it be any other way? Position yourself to exercise authority over everything in your environment.  

As part of the first instruction that God gave man in Genesis 1:28, He told man to subdue the earth, which means to rule over it and He went further to advise how to get this done. He said to have dominion or exercise authority over the beast of the field and the fowls of the air. The principle being taught was that to rule over the earth you must exercise authority over your circumstances and the things in your environment.

The big question is how can you and I exercise that God given authority? The secret is to live in God’s presence and to speak and do what His spirit is saying. It was this that Moses did that resulted in him stretching forth his rod and the Red Sea parted. It is from this place that Elijah declared I hear the abundance of rain and it rained for the first time in 3.5 years. It was also exemplified when Peter told the lame man at gate beautiful “in the name of Jesus rise up and walk”. Speak and do what the Spirit is saying, but to do that with the highest level of effectiveness, you must live in His presence. Oscillating in and out of God’s presence hinders the full weight of what you say to be felt and thus diminishes the extent to which you are able to exercise your authority.

As difficult as it is to continuously abide in God’s presence given the competing interest that you face, it is too important to you ruling over your circumstances to allow it to slip by. Make it your daily mission to stay in His presence and say and do what His Spirit is saying.

Life Application: Make it a priority today and every other day hereafter to abide in God’s presence and speak and do what the Spirit of God is saying.

Prayer: Lord, you have given me dominion over all things so I exercise that power right now in the name of Jesus, amen.

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