You are Equipped and Strong

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You are equipped and strong. Not only do you already have everything you need to live out your purpose, but you are empowered by God to do so!

First of all, you must know that you are equipped by God. 2 Peter 1:3 NASB says: “Seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.” His divine power is the Holy Spirit who dwells in us. It’s the Holy Spirit that equips us, not our own strength.

We also have the Scriptures to equip us. Scripture is God-breathed and useful “so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:17 NIV

May God “equip you with everything good for doing his will,” says Hebrews 13:21 NIV. God will equip you with the right personality to fit the job description of what He designed you for. He will give you whatever experiences you need to equip you for what lies ahead. He has already given you the gifts and talents that He intends for you to use.

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Secondly, you must know that you are strong. The Holy Spirit empowers us to do what He has called us to do. “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you,” says Acts 1:8a ESV, and we are told to be strong and courageous (Joshua 1:9).

If the power that raised Christ from the dead lives in you (Romans 8:11), then you absolutely have the power that you need for whatever you are required to do.

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If Satan or any other created thing tries to make you feel defeated, or that you are not good enough to do anything for the Lord, don’t listen to them! Listen God, who has created you to be you! If God says He has given you the power of the Holy Spirit, who are you to say you can do nothing? Yes, apart from Him we can do nothing (John 15:5), but with God all things are possible! (Matthew 19:26) This includes whatever God is asking you to do.

So step out in faith and do what God is calling you to do! You are equipped and strong!

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8 Responses to “You are Equipped and Strong”

  1. Sasha says:

    Love this post. I’ve been feeling this and thinking lately, too. Funny that today I share about how God is calling us. He has equipped us throughout the trials He allows, through what He has made us to be… but he wants us to obey His call!

  2. Kristi says:

    We do have everything we need to do what God has called us to do. Praise the Lord, that we don’t have to do it in our own strength but by his power and might!

  3. Melissa says:

    This can be a hard topic to remember in the moment when you feel like the world is pouring down on you BUT if you lean into God and prepare your heart over time this becomes easier.

  4. Julie says:

    I forget that I am strong because the Holy Spirit is in me! When I think that the same power that raised Jesus from the dead is in me, it’s truly mind-boggling!

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